Grow Your Small Business Using these Resources

As a small business owner, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. These resources will allow you to regain your time and help educate you on the things you were most confused about. Grow your small business using the resources below! This post includes affiliate links which you can learn more about here.

Small Business Resources

Educational Videos, Lessons, and Podcasts

Books & Readings

Find an even bigger list of books for creative small business owners here.

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Software & Apps

I heavily use the apps below to keep my business as automated as possible. I’ve been using MailChimp for the last 5 years, and it’s been really useful for all of my email marketing needs. I’ve also heard great things about FloDesk, but I haven’t used it personally (yet).

  • Trello — for Project Management & Collaboration
  • Toggl — for Time Management & Tracking
  • Calendly — for Scheduling
  • Dubsado — for CRM. I wrote about Dubsado in an earlier blog post you can find here.
  • MailChimp — for E-mail Marketing (receive $30 credit using this link)
  • Tailwind — for Instagram & Pinterest
  • Planoly — for Instagram Feed Planning & Scheduling
  • FloDesk — for Email Marketing (receive 50% off using this link)

Related Post: Using Dubsado for my Small Business

Content Creation & Curation Resources

I’ve been a big fan of Haute Stock and their stock photography for a couple of years now! They have soooo many branded collections, quote images, and other helpful photos to use for your brand. Using Haute Stock has made my life so much easier when it comes to posting on social media. Having access to their photos to use for my Pinterest graphics, as well as website images has saved me so much time and energy.

  • Haute Stock — Download 21 FREE stock photos using the link in their header!
  • Pixistock
  • Creative Market — 6 Free Design Goods each week!
  • Unsplash — I personally haven’t used Unsplash yet, but I’ve heard very good things!

Free Digital Resources

What would you add to this list? Do you already use some of these tools? Which have you found the most helpful?

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