Small Business Must-Haves

17hats - Manage contracts, questionnaires, time-tracking, invoicing, accept payments, bookkeeping and more. 17hats is the Swiss Army Knife of small business management.

Teachable - Create beautiful, professional eCourses. Teachable hosts your entire course, sales page, and handles payments.

Squarespace - The best way to get your business online. If you don't have time to screw around with a website constantly (I'm looking at you, Wordpress) get on Squarespace. It just works.

GSuite - Get your own you@yourdomain.com email address and use it with Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, and Docs.

Asana - I manage all of my client projects in Asana. It's high-powered virtual to-do list that keeps everyone on the same page and streamlines communication on tasks.

LastPass - Quit blurting out passwords in emails and start securely storing and sharing login credentials with Lastpass.

odrive - Sync Google Drive (or other cloud storage) with your computer, so files you work on update in Drive automatically.

Betterment - When you're your own boss, you also have to save for retirement all on your own, so I have a SEP IRA with Betterment. It's like a 401k for self-employed people!


Email + Social Media

MailChimp - Have a super simple email list? MailChimp is easy to use and free for up to 2,000 subscribers.

Convertkit - Need more control over your list via ultra-specific tagging, trigger links and drip sequences? Convertkit starts at $29 per month.

Buffer - Schedule your social media updates across multiple platforms from one simple interface. 

Click To Tweet - Create prewritten "Tweet This!" links and drop them into your website, freebies or email campaigns.


Productivity

ToDoist - For checking things off

Strict Workflow for Chrome - Pomodoro timer

Design Tools + Resources

Adobe CC - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat

W3Schools - HTML and CSS tutorials

Screenfly - Test your website for responsiveness

Creative Market

Unsplash / Pexels / Pixabay / Photopin

Flaticon / FontAwesome

Google Fonts / Reference Posters

Adobe Color CC / Design Seeds



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