Tools for Entrepreneurs

Running a business can be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to get out of the door and get the systems and processes in place instead of focusing on growing the business. Here are a few tools I have been testing and using that I can recommend you take a look at for the purpose of building your business. The are all geared towards working online, browser based and many of them have apps supporting your work on the go.

Accounting

  • Receiptbank – Capture and Manage your receipts on the Go
  • Xero – Full fledged Accounting Platform for Small Businesses

Blogging

  • Bear – Beautifully designed blogging app
  • WordPress – More than a blogging software

Chat

  • Slack – Chat, share files and integrate with other systems

eMail/CRM

  • ConvertKit – eMail Marketing for Professional Bloggers
  • Google GSuite – Baseline Platform for running your own eMail, Calendaring and Contacts
  • Infusionsoft – Professional level eMail and CRM Software with strong integration into other platforms
  • MailChimp – Entry level eMail Marketing Software
  • Ontraport – Advanced level eMail and CRM Software
  • SendGrid – Transactional eMail Service

Files

  • Amazon S3 – Storage in the Cloud with infinite scale
  • CrashPlan  – Backup of your laptop
  • Dropbox – Sharing and Storing of all your files including sharing with your team
  • GoogleDrive – Share your files and collaborate on documents and spreadsheets in real time
  • iCloud – Backup of all your Apple Devices

Graphics

  • Adobe Spark – Create graphics on the fly
  • Canva – Create graphics to be used in Social Media Feeds and Webpages in a very nice interface

Hardware

Leads

Membership and Courses

Metrics

Scheduling

Security

  • 1Password – Never forget a password again, share with your team
  • LastPass – Similar to 1Password with a nicer design

Social Media

Survey

  • SurveyMonkey – Online Survey Platform includes integration into Social Media and eMail

Support

  • Groove – Customer Support Platform

Sync

  • IT Mooti – Sync Ontraport with Xero
  • SilverSiphon – Sync Stripe with Xero
  • Zapier – Automates and Syncs Data between a lot of different platforms

Video Conferencing

  • Zoom – My main communication platform with my clients

Webinar

Website

  • Bluehost – Domain Hosting
  • WordPress – Website and Blogging Platform
  • WPEngine – Powerful Web Hosting specifically for WordPress
  • WPCurve – Helpdesk for WordPress