small business resources

Small Business Resources

Here is a list of resources for small businesses. These are books, services, courses and information I have used, read, or had experience with in some way - so if I have reviewed a book, or a service then I will link to that blog post for you. I have also included several of my own white papers, checklists and planners which I give away for free as part of my newsletter offer.

I hope you find them useful, Sara x

 

E-Commerce Platforms

SHOPIFY free trial

Shopify*

Shopify is an eCommerce platform on which you can build your own website with a shop, blog and more!

It's fairly simple to use and they have a great selection of layouts and tools for your to make your website better.

 

Etsy*

Etsy is an online market place for handmade, artisan products and limited vintage finds. It's super easy to set up and start selling on. So if you are just starting out then I recommend having a closer look.

Open a shop on Etsy, they will give you 40 free listings using the link below!


Services & Tools

Powered by Creative Market

Creative Market* for graphics and branding

Sometimes when you are doing everything yourself you need just a little bit of help with branding and graphic work. Creative Market offers you connection to freelancers who can help you out!

So check out their offerings for;

  • website and blog templates
  • social media graphics and templates
  • product mocks from labels to special packaging
  • photography and more
 
mailchimp logo

MailChimp* for newsletters

I started with the FREE Mailchimp plan, meaning that I could grow my business and my newsletter without adding costs to a new business. The service is clean and simple to use.

Mailchimp are offering you a $30 certificate in MonkeyRewards to your new account if you sign up through my link.

 
Buffer logo

Buffer for social media scheduling

This is an easy to use social media scheduling tool, allowing you to post to sites such as; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.

 
Hootsuite logo

Hootsuite for social media scheduling

This is a slightly more advanced social media scheduling tool, allowing you to post to sites such as; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin and more.

 
Asana logo

Asana for daily scheduling

Asana is an online productivity planner, deigned to help business teams create workflow and task lists for larger projects. You can do anything from create tasks for yourself, to manage and delegate work for colleagues.

I can use Asana on my PC, my tablet and my phone, so at any point during the day I can see what needs to be done and stay on point.


Planners, Checklists & Whitepapers

goal tracker
 
productivity hacks
 
Marketing message planner
 
whitepaper
 
whitepaper

Books

 

Youtility: Why smart marketing is about help not hype*

Jay Baer

2013

This book just MADE SENSE. It has a real no-nonsense approach to what modern marketing should be and it changed the way I approach my marketing forever.

So even if you are just starting out, or if you feel like your business is 'too' small to be taken seriously, get this book. Let Jay show you why Youtility works on any scale.

 

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