These are the exact tools and resources I use to run and build my business.
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Online tools and software
These are the exact online tools I use to power my business.
Squarespace - The website builder I use for my business and my recommended platform for businesses looking to start and grow their own online presence.
ConvertKit - My go to for list building, email marketing, and marketing automation.
Acuity Scheduling - Scheduling solution that lets clients view my availability and book appointments online (*Squarespace users get the $15/mo Emerging Entrepreneur plan free.)
Drift - Live chat tool I place on my website to help answer questions and generate leads.
Zoom - Video conferencing and online meeting software I use for support and training calls.
Loom - Screen recording tool chrome extension and desktop app I use to share quick updates and product demonstrations.
Asana - Project management software that helps keep my business life in order.
Evernote - Web, desktop and mobile app I use for note-taking and organizing content I find across the web.
Grammarly - Detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in my writing.
Canva - Design tool I use for creating my own graphics and illustrations.
The Noun Project - Website with over a million curated icons I use for web and print.
Unsplash - Website I use for free, beautiful stock photography (integrates directly with Squarespace).
Recommended books I’ve read
Business and self-help books that have helped transform my business and mindset.
Education, podcasts, and courses
These educational resources help me stay on top of my entrepreneurial game.
Hubspot Academy - The very first online training platform I signed up to learn about inbound marketing.
The Smart Passive Income Podcast - Podcast I listen to by Pat Flynn for weekly interviews, strategies, and advice for building my business online.
Udemy - Online learning and teaching marketplace I use to teach myself web design and coding.
Medium - Online publishing platform I use for keeping up on topics like marketing, design, entrepreneurship, and productivity.
Double Your Freelancing Rate - Online course I used to transform my freelance design business.
Seeking Wisdom Podcast - A podcast I listen to from Drift that focuses on personal and professional growth.
Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast - Award-winning podcast I listen to where John Lee Dumas interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs on what it takes to IGNITE your Entrepreneurial journey.
Go to resources to help with your Squarespace site.
SquareStudio - The Squarespace membership site I use to get access to unlimited plugins, templates, support and a community that helps boost my website presence.
Squarespace Customer Care - When in doubt, reach out to the Squarespace support team for help with your website. I do it all the time and they’re awesome!
Squarespace Resource Guide - A collection of some of the best resources I’ve collected across the web to help businesses with Squarespace.
Free Website Review - I offer a free website review where I analyze your website and offer you recommendations and tips to enhance your website.
1:1 Squarespace Training - I offer one-on-one training and support to help you with your website presence.