Below is a collection of business resources that I have researched, used, and recommend wholeheartedly for anyone starting out or wanting to upgrade their current processes. These small business tools will save you time and money and will give your clients that next-level experience.
Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which means I will collect a small commission (at no cost to you) if you decide to purchase. I make it a point to only recommend products I truly love and use, and will be beneficial to my clients.
Tools I use to run my business
The ultimate CRM for your organisational needs. Save contacts, invoice clients, collect payments, send proposals and contracts, manage a client portal, schedule calls, build automated workflows and more.
My no. 1 recommendation for your email provider, Google Workspace doesn’t miss a beat. They provide you with hosted emails at your domain name, and included is a suite of apps such as Google Drive, Calendar, Forms etc. The price is one of the most reasonable on the market, and most user-friendly.
For a 10% discount on your first year, send me an email and I’ll give you a code!
Build an email list and automate your marketing campaigns with this user-friendly solution. Integrates wonderfully with WordPress websites so you can collect email addresses automatically through form submissions.
I couldn’t run my biz without it! Zoom helps me stay in touch remotely through video calls. It can be easily integrated with scheduling platforms (like Calendly or Dubsado) so customers can book call times and appointment links can be forwarded. The free tier is often enough for most small businesses.
Save time and increase productivity by scheduling your social media. Plan, analyze, and publish your content all on one dashboard, across multiple social networks.
My new favourite screen recording tool! This alternative to Loom will allow you to record up to 10 videos per month on the free plan and easily share video links. I use this for website training, but it could also be useful for explaining things to customers visually, instead of tapping out a long email.
Powerful cloud-based web hosting on lightning-fast, super secure servers.
Register your preferred domain name with this user-friendly and reasonably priced provider.
Website legals done in a snap with this quick and easy online generator.
Comprehensive subscription-based website legals that are automatically updated when there is a law change.
Create one free website legal contract with Termly. Complies with GDPR standards for EU customers.
Use this handy, free tool to squish your images down to an optimised level for web use.
Easily create social media graphics, flyers, invitations, and much more with this business essential.
A direct competitor to the Adobe suite, Affinity offer Photo, Designer, and Publisher applications that are sleek, yet cheap.
Download beautiful stock imagery to use on your website, socials, and marketing materials.
High-quality licensed stock photos. A comprehensive range for your business.
Find that extra special graphic, font, illustration, or template right here.
Generate stunning colour palettes with this handy tool.
Other cool stuff
BACKBLAZE – Back up your entire computer and sleep easy.
WOMEN WEALTH WORDPRESS – Take your Web Design career to the next level with this web dev course. Use code WEALTHY for a $200 discount.
INSTITUTE OF CODE – Learn to code websites, master social media, or polish your photography skills with these online or in-person boot camps.
Must have freebies to help you on your business journey
The essential guide to getting your business online
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Lucky Cat's ultimate website content checklist
You know you need to get started organising your content – don’t put it in the too hard basket any longer!!
Stay on track, organised, and compile your content methodically, by using my Ultimate Website Content Checklist. Get it now and you’ll have your new website in no time!
Simple steps to improve your seo
Search Engine Optimisation doesn’t have to be a mythical beast! You can improve your website’s SEO yourself, by following these simple steps.
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