Resources

Here are some software programs, tools, resources, and services that that I recommend.

99 Designs – Create design competitions for logos, brochures, business cards and websites where designers compete for a cash prize.

Acuity – Online scheduling of appointments.

Basecamp – Easy to use project mangement and collaboration tool.

BistroMD – Offers a great tasting diet delivery program at an affordable price.

Canva – Simple design tool for making social media graphics.

Contactually – Great CRM tool that helps you keep in touch with your sphere of influence, contacts, and track your sales pipeline.

CoverAction Pro – Produce great visual graphics for book covers, white papers, magazine covers, CDs, and bundled sets among other things.

DocuSign – Sign documents electronically.

Eventbrite – Sell tickets to your own events. Provides an excellent registration and attendee management tool.

Evernote – Cloud-based tool for capturing notes, clippings, photos, and more.

Expensify – Expense reporting that integrates with Quickbooks.

Fiverr – Hire people to do small tasks for just $5.

FreshBooks – Small business accounting software alternative to QuickBooks.

GoDaddy – Register domains and host your websites here.

GoToMeeting – Conduct online meetings and webinars.

HootSuite – Scheduling tool for social media posts.

Insightly – CRM tool that does a great job of tracking leads, opportunities, and your sales pipeline.

InstaPage – Flexible and easy-to-use tool for creating custom landing pages.

LeadPages – Quickly and easily create landing pages using pre-delivered templates. Also provides keyword text to subscribe functionality.

LiveChat – Live chat plugin for websites with mobile app.

MailChimp – Email marketing and subscriber list management tool.

NameMesh – Cool tool that helps you find available website domains using keywords.

Office365 – Subscribe to Microsoft Office and access Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook online among other tools like Skype for Business, OneDrive, and Sharepoint.

OptinMonster – Pop-up, slide in, and floating bar email list subscriber boxes.

PureChat – Live chat plugin for websites that has a mobile app and free basic plan.

QuickBooks – Industry leading small business accounting software.

RingCentral – Cloud-based phone system that provides IVR, video conferencing.

SamCart – Shopping cart software.

Shopify – Easy sell your products with your own online store.

Square – Accept online payments, point of sale payments, and invoicing with no monthly fees.

Stripe – Online merchant account for use with your own shopping cart tool.

SurveyGizmo – Conduct surveys online.

TripIt – Keep your travel itineraries and reservation details well organized.

Uberconference – Free conference calling. 800 numbers available for $10 a month.

Upwork – Hire contractors such a virtual assistants, bookkeepers, graphic designers, software programmers and more.

WebinarJam – Conduct webinars and put them on autopilot.

WordPress – Tool for creating great blogs and websites.

WuFoo – Simple web forms that can also accept online payments.

Wunderlist – Powerful to-do lists that include list sharing with others.

Zapier – Link data between multiple software programs.

All of the listingsĀ above I personally use now or have used in the past and gladly endorse. Please note that some of them provide me with commissions when IĀ refer new customers to them.

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