Apps, tools and more for your business

Tools, apps, software are a necessity for any business, but even more so for online businesses. With the plethora of tools on the market today, and growing daily, it can be a chore to choose the tools we want and need to work with.

Having worked with many startups and businesses at different stages in their journey as well as setting up mine a few years ago, I have worked with many different tools and absolutely swear by the ones listed below.

But I didn’t want to only focus on apps but also wanted to share some of my best kept secrets. Some resources that are still helping me every day to stay focuses, and be more productive than ever.

For the sake of full disclosure, I love some of them so much that I am an affiliate and may receive a commission if you choose to purchase using one of the below links. I promise I wouldn’t recommend them if they weren’t fab.

Tools & Apps

Dubsado

Dubsado is a fab user friendly business management tool. It allows you to manage your contacts, projects, proposals, contracts, invoices and schedule appointments all in one place.

If you’re looking for a scheduler, look no further. Acuity is worth every penny and can be customised to your hearts content. From different types of meetings, durations, locations to including a questionaire, integration with Zoom, email notification customisation and many other details that other schedulers are lacking.

Trello

Trello is a super versatile project planning/management tool. I use it to plan my week and daily tasks, my content and the different client projects I am working on. 

LastPass

I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to keep up with the amount of different passwords that constantly require changing. I use LastPass so I don’t have to remember them all and it keeps them safe too. Plus it’s got this nifty Chrome integration which autofills the details.

FreeAgent

FreeAgent is my preferred cloud accounting software for freelancers and small businesses. It’s intuitive and easy to use and their customer service is always available when you need them too.

Xero

Xero is another great cloud accounting software. If you are looking for something more robust and aimed at medium to large companies than this is for you. You only pay for the feature you need and each subscription can be personalised.

Need stunning images for your website & social media but don’t have design skills? Canva is awesome for that reason, it comes with tons of templates too to make it even easier.

Siteground is my preferred hosting provider. They may not be the cheapest on the market, but are well worth the money with virtual no server down time, a user-friendly backend plus 24/7 customer service. 

If you don’t have a web presence yet and looking to use WordPress, then consider usingElementor as your web builder. It’s a drag and drop builder that comes with some stunning templates and makes building your own website a breeze.

You may have noticed this little speech bubble on my website, that’s Chatra. A fab live chat tool that will allow your visitors to get in touch with any questions they might have, right there and then.

Business resources

Learn how to get your offers out there fast, without fancy launches.

Do you wish you had a super-slick system to store your work so that you can go back and repurpose it again and again, saving you time and energy? Then this is for you.

Follow this super easy step by step training that shows you how to get your business online, fast.

Do you struggle to stick to the plan you have set out for the day? This system will revolutionise your planning. You’ll get more done in 90 days than you have in the previous six months.

Know you need to put a strategy ion place for your business but are completely stumped as to how? Then grab this business strategy framework and create a sturdy plan that will turn your goals to reality.

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