Running a business isn't easy. And the plethora of tools and resources at your fingertips can be overwhelming. To help you wade through the sea of options, I've selected the most useful and shared them on this one-stop resource page so you can stay organized and productive.

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It's amazing how many tools an entrepreneur needs to run their business. Here are some of my favorite tools to keep my business organized and running like a well-oiled machine.

My Favorite Tools

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Contract Shop

Hiring an attorney can be expensive, especially for small businesses, but these attorney-reviewed contract templates can get you up and running quickly and legally, whether you need a contract or website policies, terms and conditions.

Legal

A great alternative to Google Drive, Dropbox's cloud storage allows you to securely backup, share, and transfer files.

Dropbox

The OG all-in-one productivity solution including email, calendar, storage drive, and more. Perfect for those who need to collaborate on documents in real-time with clients or vendors.

google workspace

If you're privacy minded, Proton Mail is an affordable, easy-to-use, privacy-first alternative to Google, offering not only email but a built-in calendar, storage drive, and VPN.

proton mail

Lock down a custom domain name to build a professional  experience from your emails to your web address.

Namecheap

Keep your business running smoothly from client information to contract management, invoicing, appointment scheduling, sending + creating forms, and more.

get 25% off your first year

Honeybook

Business

Give your business a solid, and professional, leg up from custom domain names to customer relationship management solutions, contracts, and more.

Make it Legit

Organize your marketing strategy with CoSchedule's Forever Free marketing calendar and track the production and publication status of blog posts, emails, and social posts.

CoSchedule Marketing Calendar

Visually plan and schedule your social media posts, then review your analytics all in one place. Their free plan includes one social set which includes: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, and LinkedIn.

Later

A great way to stay on top of your social media game and ensure you're consistently posting content is by using scheduling software. Here are a few I love.

Social Scheduling

If you sell a single physical product, digital products, or an online course, ThriveCart is a great ecommerce option for your Showit site. ThriveCart allows you to build an entire sales funnel experience, from embedded shopping cart to coupons, upsells, subscriptions, and so much more.

Thrivecart

If you're selling no more than 15-20 physical products, Shopify Starter Plan is the ecommerce platform for you. Leverage the power of Shopify into a Showit website, without building an entire Shopify store.

Shopify STARTER

Any business that sells digital or physical products directly to their customers needs an ecommerce platform, and there are two that work great with Showit.

Ecommerce

Your best friend in the SEO game! KWFinder can help you discover keywords associated with your brand, their search volume, and how difficult it will be to rank in search results for your favorites. Try it for free!

KWFinder by Mangools

For bloggers and those with lots of digital products to sell, ConvertKit is the email marketing platform for you. Not only do you have incredible segmenting and email automation capabilities, with ConvertKit you can also sell digital products and subscriptions.

ConvertKit

If you're just getting started with email marketing, have a limited budget, or are selling physical products, check out MailerLite. Their easy-to-use, full-featured program has everything you need to rock email marketing.

MailerLite

Your website's analytics shouldn't be complicated or frustrating, and Plausible gets that. Their simple and privacy-friendly software shows you only the data you really need to understand how well your website is performing.

Plausible Analytics

Showit is the only web design platform I use for my website and my clients' websites! It's easy-to-use yet powerful and offers 100% drag-n-drop, no-coding-required creative control.

get 1 month free (new accounts only)

Showit

Marketing

From building your website to selling products, scheduling social media posts to understanding how it's all doing - here are some tools to help you build, promote, and track your marketing efforts.

Make it Happen

Pexels

Ivory Mix

Haute Stock

Creative Market

Nothing elevates your brand as quickly as amazing photography. While I also recommend custom brand photographs whenever possible, sometimes stock photos are necessary. Here are a few of my favorite sources of stock photographs, illustrations, fonts, and more.

Stock Images & Fonts

As a designer, I live inside the Adobe Creative Suite, and for good reason. If you're looking for design tools (that easily integrate with one another) to create for print, web, video, and more, Adobe has everything you need to turn all of your creative ideas into reality.

Adobe creative cloud

When I need quick, easy, and simple designs for a promotion on social media, Canva is my go-to design software of choice.

Canva

Design

Your customer's first impression of your brand is a visual one. Here are some great tools and resources to make your brand eye catching.

Make it Shine