Tools and Resources for Small Business Success

Small Business Resource Library

Showit Website

Showit is our go-to platform for web design. Not only do we serve our Custom Design Experience clients through Showit, but we also offer a Showit Template Collection for those who prefer to DIY their web design. Showit is easy to use and highly customizable.

WordPress Blog

Showit and WordPress work hand-in-hand, and we love using WordPress to compose and publish our blog posts. WordPress offers so many great features — like analytics on your dashboard and SEO resources — and we can't recommend WordPress enough!

Shopify Lite*

Whether you offer digital products or physical products, Shopify Lite is an amazing way to embed a shop within your website. We use Shopify Lite for all of our digital products, and we love the diverse array of resources and tools behind-the-scenes of Shopify Lite.

Proof*

Proof is an awesome tool for showcasing "social proof" that your products are being purchased or that your newsletter is being subscribed to. Proof creates 'pop-ups' that show details like: "Someone has purchased a product 30 minutes ago."

Drift*

Drift is an online chat feature you can embed within your website design. If you'd like to provide your customers and visitors with easy access to communicate with you in a way other than e-mail, Drift could be an awesome tool for your business!

GSuite

GSuite is our go-to resource for email — with a professional email address — video conferencing via Google Hangouts, file storage, and more. GSuite offers so many user-friendly tools and resources which makes it such an essential part of our small business.

Flodesk*

Flodesk is an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop newsletter system. With Flodesk, you can create on-brand newsletters with visually stunning features. Best of all, you can receive 50% off your monthly subscription when you use our link. (We hope you'll give it a try!)

17Hats*

17Hats is the system we use for client management: client contracts, payment plans, questionnaires, bookkeeping, and more. 17Hats also offers workflows and additional features to help you run your business smoothly and professionally!

Basecamp*

Basecamp is another system we use for client management and client communication. As a team of two, Basecamp allows us to communicate with one another in a user-friendly way, ensuring all of the details of our business are managed effectively.

Tailwind*

Tailwind is the system we use to schedule all of our pins on Pinterest. With Tailwind, we're able to schedule, post, and re-post pins smoothly and efficiently. and Receive a $15 credit when you use our link! (We hope you'll give Tailwind a try!)

Planoly*

Planoly is the system we use to schedule all of our posts on Instagram. With Planoly, we're able to visually plan our Instagram posts, and be notified when each post is ready to be shared. Planoly also features analytics and resources for business success.

Creative Market*

Creative Market is a huge, library of professional resources — fonts, patterns, textures, stock photography, mock-ups, and more — for use within your business. We love using Creative Market to mock-up our designs in a variety of fresh, new, creative ways.

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