Resources

Don't know where to start? Here are some online resources for small business owner's

 

I often get asked what resources do I use. Everything from website hosting to podcasts that I listen to. I decided to make it easy and share my favorites here. Everything that is listed I personally use, have read or listen to. Some of these links are affiliate links and I make a small commission if you decide to purchase using my link. If there is something specific that you are looking for and I don't have anything listed please contact me. This page will be a work in progress as I will keep adding things that I find.

Websites

GreenGeeks

 

 

GreenGeeks is hands down by far my favorite website hosting platform. When I was new at websites I fumbled my way through a few website hosting providers that left me feeling stupid. GreenGeeks always went above and beyond for me. If I get stuck on something that I don't understand I just give a quick call and they talk me through my issue or they just deal with it from their end.

A big perk for me with GreenGeeks is that they are environmentally conscious. In my research, I found out that they own a wind farm and funnel the money they earn by selling back into the grid. They then apply those savings to their clients.

One last perk that sold me was free SSL for my site.

Social Media & Email Marketing

Loomly

 

 

Loomly is a very simple social media managing tool. I like it because of how visual it is. I love looking at the calendar view and seeing everything that I already planned but it allows me to see where my gaps are. They also give me ideas on what to post on what day.

Posts are easy to create and change as needed. Set up was super simple

Loomly offers a 15 day free trial!

GetResponse

 

 

As a business, if you don't already have an email list you really need to get one. I use GetResponse because it's easy to use and very visual. It allows me to see how everything looks before sending it to my clients.

Don't know what you are doing that is ok. GetResponse will walk you through everything you need to do to get a successful email list.

They also have integration plugins for your website. That way you can collect emails from people who sign up for a free item or newsletter.

Pexels

 

 

Pexels is a free stock photo site. If you are looking for beautiful images this is the place to be. They have a little of everything.

Canva

 

 

Canva is a drag and drop graphic design tool. There is a free and paid version depending on how much you use it. This is where I make all my social media posts. It's easy to use and the free version gives you lots to pick from.

I really enjoy playing around with Canva just to see what I can create.

Feedly

 

 

Feedly is a news aggregator application. It compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize and share with others.

If you are having trouble finding something to post why share and talk about an article that you have read?

Books & Podcasts

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