Below are tools that Ed uses, loves and recommends to other small business owners. Some are affiliate links which means money can be earned but Ed only recommends based on what he loves, the ease of use and the support provided. Read the disclaimer here.
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- Learn about business insurance
- Start creating your business plan
- Every freelancer: Check out Freelancers Union
- Find business advisors SCORE, SBA, SBDC
- Help protect you & your business by getting an EIN
- Copyright terms you should know even if you are not a writer
- Growing relationships – A great resource by Kyle Gray
- Books you should be reading when starting a business
- Podcasts Ed is listening to
- The ultimate home office setup guide
- Zoom – easy video conferencing
- Acuity Scheduling – Any easy to use online booking system that works for any type of business and budget
- Canva for creating my graphics
- Social Report – Social media content calendar, scheduler, and best way to monitor your performance of each post
- Dubsado – This all-in-one program is everything you need for running your business no matter what your budget is
- G-Suite – The best way to manage your office on the go from Word docs to Spreadsheets to PowerPoints and more!
- QuickBooks –50% off QuickBooks Online or 50% off QuickBooks Self-Employed for 6 months! It’s the only way to go for managing your business finances and their phone support is amazing!
- 1Password – Stop stressing about your passwords or worse forgetting them completely with this free mobile app
- Trello – Easy to use project management system that fits every budget and every project
- Interact Quiz – Grow your leads with this easy to use quiz generator
- StreamYard makes it so easy to stream live in multiple places at once from any web browser!
- Mighty Networks – Bringing together a community! Easily create your own network and get your own app – without all the costs of developing an app – outside of social media. Yes to Entrepreneurship Network is proudly built on the Mighty Network platform
- Mac users can check out Ecamm Live
- Selfie stick tripod
- Lighting kit
- Portable ring light
- Camera rig with lighting and microphone – best set up!
- Use Vimeo for saving all your videos (way better than YouTube)
- Canva makes it so easy to design anything from social media posts to flyers, powerpoints, and more!