Amazon Business: We utilize Amazon for the majority of our office needs. It’s great to have a resource that allows us to purchase office supplies quickly and ship to our employees across the State of Texas.
MailChimp: This is an email marketing platform for small businesses. It’s great for newsletters and keeping clients up-to-date.
Hootsuite: Makes it easy to organize, customize, and manage your social media streams from one place. Basic version is free; paid version allows more team members and additional features.
Social Report: Social Report™ is an all-in-one social media management platform. Every feature a social media manager needs: post scheduling, social listening, sophisticated analytics, custom reporting and more.
Google Calendar: I use this free calendar to organize content for the various blogs I manage.
Dropbox: Anything that’s not in Google Drive is saved in Dropbox. This cloud-based program also makes it easy to share files no matter how big they are.
99designs: If you don’t have a designer you want to work with, or you don’t know exactly what you want and need ideas, try launching a contest at 99designs. Lots of designers will offer ideas, then you choose a winner.
Adobe Stock: Millions of royalty-free images & hundreds of thousands added weekly.
Teamwork Projects: Teamwork offers multiple time-saving, collaboration-enhancing features to make project management quicker and more efficient.
QuickBooks: I have used QB Online for over 5 years now. It’s a cloud based financial management software and it’s designed to slash the time you spend managing your business finances, by helping you with estimates and invoices.
PayPal: Commission is high, but this is still the go-to method for online payments. PayPal is also the faster, simpler way to make recurring payments to all your monthly bills and subscriptions.
VOIP Phone Solutions
Grasshopper: Get a business phone number plus all of the features of a robust phone system without the expense of additional devices. That way, your personal number stays private and you always know when business is calling.
Google Voice: Voice can be customized to fit your day-to-day workflow. Number assignment, porting, and billing are neatly consolidated in the familiar G Suite Admin console.
RingCentral: Secure & reliable messaging, video conferencing, phone, SMS, and fax. RingCentral allows you to work anywhere, on any device.
Google Forms: Choose from a bunch of question options, from multiple choice to dropdowns to a linear scale. Add images and YouTube videos, or get fancy with page branching and question skip logic.
Google Drive: Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more.
Teamwork Desk: Desk gives you all the help desk software features you need to exceed your customers’ expectations and provide an unforgettable support experience.
PrimoPDF: Free tool that turns Word Docs into PDFs. Create PDF files with the world’s most popular free PDF creator. With just one click, turn virtually any kind of file into a 100% industry-standard PDF.
Password Generator: Easily create strong passwords with this tool.