When I first started my business I looked to other creative business owners for recommendations on which business tools to invest in. When you’re first starting out, it’s super overwhelming to navigate all the different options. Over the last couple years, I’ve come up with a list of business tools I just don’t think I could live without!
Some of the links below include a nice discount for you! I am also an affiliate for some of these tools, which means I receive a commission when someone makes a purchase using my code or link. I wholeheartedly recommend all of these tools. These businesses wouldn’t be on my list if I didn’t love them!
1. Small business CRM — Dubsado
Dubsado is my go-to tool for basically everything in my business. I use Dubsado daily to organize leads, create project proposals, send invoices, organize my project calendar, etc. Plus, Dubsado integrates beautifully with Stripe to accept client payments.
2. Email marketing platform — Flodesk
Flodesk is the only email marketing platform that takes DESIGN and STRATEGY into account! I finally started my email list this year and have fallen in LOVE with Flodesk. Their email templates are actually visually appealing and easy to use.
3. Website builder + host — Showit
Showit has completely changed my life in so many ways! It’s the only website platform I use for my clients, and it’s what I use for my own website. Plus, I recently made the Showit Design Partner list (I’m so honored!) Showit is a drag and drop website builder – meaning, you don’t have to understand HTML and CSS to have a beautiful website.
4. Pinterest management — Tailwind
Tailwind might just be my new favorite business tool! In my first WEEK of using Tailwind for my business Pinterest account, my monthly viewers went up 30K! The next month, my numbers doubled.
Tailwind is super easy to learn and has cut the time I spend on Pinterest strategy by five. Each month, I login to my Tailwind account and add new Pinterest graphics. Then, Tailwind does the hard work of automatically adding these pins to my account each day!
5. Printing — Moo
If you’re looking for high-quality, cost-effective business cards look no further! I’ve had countless clients print the marketing collateral we design together with Moo and they always look great! You can also request a free sample pack to check out the quality of their products before you print.