RESOURCES

MARKETING & ADVERTISING

MAILCHIMP

Offers a free subscription account that allows you to connect with your audience and prospective supporters through email marketing . With Mailchimp you can send your viewers customized emails for different events or categories in your business. You are allowed up to 1000 subscriptions before you have to pay for more storage; this gives you plenty of time to grow a solid brand and generate some revenue to put back into your business and marketing tools.

PINTEREST

 Take your marketing one extra step with Pinterest; make a cool graphic for you blog post, videos, or call to actions. If you don’t use the app you should really consider starting; Pinterest is a great tool to bring more traffic to your business.

MARKETING LAND

For digital marketing news and industry updates.

GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

Get your business registered with google, customize your brand description and hours.

GRAMMARLY

This tool should be installed in everyone’s computer in my opinion. There’s nothing worse than reading something that’s terribly written. Grammarly helps make sure you fix all spelling and grammatical error in everything your writing from, a corporate document to a simple email, when Grammarly is installed you’ll always know what needs to be corrected.

SNIPLY

Easy to use call-to-action tool

YELP

Register your business yo be easily located and to collect reviews and testimonials.

FINANCE & CROWDFUNDING

KICK STARTER

Kickstarter is an public-benefit corporation  that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity and merchandising.

GOFUND ME

A for-profit crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events  such as projects, celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses

SCORE

This non profit website gives free business advice and offer affordable workshops from $20-$75

STARTUP NATION

 Provides information and assistance with tools and resources needed to start a business.

FORBES | BLACK ENTERPRISE | ENTREPRENEUR | BLOOMBERG

These are all online magazine / blogs; you can purchase a subscription I believe for a hard copy. Either version will provide you with beneficial information.

TIME MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION

PREVIEW

This mobile app lets you plan you Instagram feed  and organize it the way you want before actually posting. You can literally plan to post a months worth of content in one setting allowing you more time and freedom for yourself or to do more in you business. Oh and IT’S FREE!!!!

UNFOLD

 This app allows you to to create fun Instagram stories and organize them before posting so you can have a smooth upload. With a little imagination, you can create some really amazing and memorable stories.

TRELLO

 A really great project management app; it’s good for teams or group work however you can also use it to plan and organize projects on your own.

WUNDERLIST

A task management app that can be used for both personal and professional prioritization. 

G-SUITE

A collection of Google apps specifically designed for businesses of all sizes.

FOCUS BOOSTER

A simple time tracking method can dramatically boost your productivity.

 

I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that’s from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter.

DESIGN & GRAPHIC TOOLS

VSCO

This photo editor app is really cool for creating aesthetics on you feed and building a brand style with your picture editing .

CANVA

 This is the best tool for creating graphics, Instagram story layouts, style guides, flyers, pdf. Files, and so much more. Canva acts as graphic design tool but without all the hard work.  You can create so much with the free version of this site’s software, with the right direction, Canva can real help you take you brand’s aesthetic to the next level.

PEXELS / UNSPLASH

These sites offer free stock images for your brand and company website. If you don’t have time to take pictures for a blog post or need a flatlay for a social media post, you can find something similar to what your looking for with these free stock sites.

PAGES  & KEYNOTE

Both come with your Apple devices and are great programs for creating documents, PDF’s, presentations and more.

GOOD READS

THE ULTIMATE READING LIST FOR ENTREPRENEURS

INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS

freebies

BLOG POST IDEAS

14 day photography challenge