March 2, 2020

My Business Toolbox

Posted in: Entrepreneurship, Girl-boss

I’M SPILLING THE TEA on what I use to run my entrepreneur business.

Business Toolbox Entrepreneur Flodesk

What are the magical tools I use to create my entrepreneur business? I tried for the longest time to do all the things free, however sometimes it is a good idea to invest in your business.

  1. GSuite – I use the GSuite for almost everything – my email, calendar, spreadsheets, word documents, and for file storage!
  2. Dubsado – For managing my leads and clients – I really intend to utilize more of its features this year as their workflows and automation are AH-MA-ZING! Dubsado is great for building relationships, scheduling appointments, and creating workflows to streamline a client experience. Mostly loving Dubsado for NOT having to rewrite the same email a million times 🙌 (If you want 20% off your first year, use https://www.dubsado.com/?c=bekah)
  3. Flodesk – For email marketing and for writing bi-monthly newsletters! Y’all it took me a while to bite the bullet, but the fact that I ENJOY sending emails now instead of dreading getting on Mailchimp? #worthit⁠ (Want 50% off Flodesk? CLICK HERE!)
  4. Adobe Creative Suite – I use Lightroom to house and edit all my photos, Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop to create my graphics and logos!
  5. Canva – This is perfect for when I need to create a quick graphic for my newsletter, social media post, branded Instagram story templates, etc.
  6. Instagram & Facebook – The social media platforms I use most heavily for promoting my business
  7. Toggl– For time blocking and planning. Here is an introduction on how I use it!
  8. Stock photos– When I need a stock image that not everyone on Instagram has used (for free) this is my go to resource. Some of my other favorites? PEXELS (free), Unsplash (free), Pikwizard (free), WELLNESS STOCK SHOP (focuses on health and wellness), KATE MAXIVORY MIXMOYO STUDIO, LIFE OF PIX (also free), STREET WILL (free), ISTOCK, PICSPREE, STYLED STOCK SHOP, and BACKDROP STOCK.
  9. Showit – For creating and managing my website
  10. Later – For scheduling my social media posts
  11. Paypal/ Dubsado – For accepting client payments

The next things I will add to my toolbox? Great question! I created a SEO Squarespace course on my website (perks of being a web designer!!) but if I get to a point where I want to be able to track my students, I may switch to a platform like TEACHABLE, KAJABI, TEACHERY, or THINKIFIC. Have you used any of these? If so, let me know your favorite!

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