Here are some of free resources I’ve created for Emerging Entrepreneurs:
New Entrepreneur University: New Entrepreneur University is an online resource for emerging business leaders. We provide a library of resources, training webinars, and tools for success.
27 Affirmations to Increase Your Confidence: Studies show that confidence improves your chance at getting hired, improves your influence, and can attract more opportunities to you. Increase your confidence today with this free e-Book.
90-Day Plan Template for New Entrepreneurs: What’s one thing you can do to greatly increase your odds of success in business? Having clear, specific, and written goals! That’s right, research has shown that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams simply by writing them down. I created this step-by-step template to help you gain clarity around your business vision. It will also guide you to look at the upcoming year, and break your goals down into realistic and manageable action plans.
Here are my favorite resources for getting your business started:
Business Operations & Organization
Gmail: For email
Trello: For project management and organization
Quickbooks Self-Employed: Get 50% off with my referral code. Easy-to-use bookkeeping system for solopreneurs and self-employed individuals.
Slack: For team communication
LastPass: For securely storing your passwords
Acuity: Makes scheduling easy and painless.
Tools4Wisdom Planner: I love this planner, it helps keep me organized.
Zoom: I use this for webinars and all of my client calls. Love it!
WordPress.org: Open source software you can use to create beautiful websites.
Domain.com: For buying your website domain(s).
Studiopress.com: My favorite site for premium WordPress Themes.
Manage.wp: A free service that allows you to manage and update multiple WordPress sites from one location.
Site Ground: Affordable hosting for your website.
Email and Social Media
Active Campaign: email marketing and marketing automation program.
MailChimp: A free and low-cost option for email marketing.
Smarter Que: helps you organize and schedule your social media in one place.
Recurpost: helps you create a social media library and pre-program posts.
Tailwind: helps you organize and schedule content for Pinterest and Instagram.
Fresh Title & Title Analyzer: A software that helps you come up with titles that will get your ideal client’s attention. Great for blog posts, articles, programs, etc.
LeadPages: helps you create quick and easy lead pages, pop-up boxes, and more to grow your email list.
ShareASale: Create your own Affiliate Program, or become an affiliate for others.
Marketing Materials & Graphics
VistaPrint: for business cards, flyers, promo items
Canva: for designing graphics, social media images, etc.
Unsplash: free photos
Mindmup: Free or low-cost Mindmapping program, easy to use
Webcam: For high-quality web calls.
Chicks Connect: A movement dedicated to inspiring women to grow personally & professionally by connecting, supporting, and encouraging one another
eWomen Network: One of the nation’s leading networking organizations for women entrepreneurs
Women with Moxie: A fun way to socialize with other women entrepreneurs, online and in-person events
Audible: I love listening to books in the car and at the gym. Make the best use of your time with audible
My Reading List: Check out my personal reading list.
Buddhify: My favorite app for meditation and relaxation.
Assessments: Self awareness is the key to identifying your passion. There are many assessments that have been designed to help provide this awareness. As part of our coaching process, I may have you complete one or more assessment. We’ll walk through the results together and talk about what they mean for you and your future career. Read more to learn which assessments I offer.
Here are some of my favorite books for entrepreneurs. Also, check out my personal Reading List.
Starting a Business
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau: This is an easy read that will help inspire you to explore business options. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.
Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau: Another easy and fun read by Chris Guillebeau. This book will inspire you to discover business opportunities that you can do while you’re fully employed, or on the side of owning your own business.
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber: In this book, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. A must read for entrepreneurs.
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