Business Resources and Tools

I am regularly asked for recommendations on different tools, training, resources, and services available to youth development. People particularly want to know what tools I use to run my businesses and blogs.

As a result, I’ve put together a list of recommended business resources that I’ve either personally used (in most cases) or which have come highly recommended to me by people I trust.

I will add to these lists as I come across new business and blogging resources that I recommend.

Blog Platform

WordPress– By far the simplest and best tool to use to build your blog

Podcast Platform

Anchor– by far the easiest way to create and distribute a podcast

Website Hosting

Go Daddy– Easy to install WordPress and great customer service. Have been a loyal client for over a decade.

Tools for Graphic Design

Canva– easily create beautiful designs with their templates or create your own

Word Swag– great for social media posts displaying your quotes

Ripl– Create eye-catching animated videos that help your business stand out on social media and improve customer awareness.

Filmora– Video editing software

Adobe Creative Suite-there are so many amzing tools I use within this collection like Photoshop and Captivate to create courses.

Tools for Email Marketing

Mail Chimp– free email marketing tool

ConvertKit– create landing pages, sell products, and use their email marketing tools

Tools for Events

Eventbrite– sell tickets to your face to face events

Business Resources and Tools

Selz– make money selling your own digital and physical products

Google Analytics-track your followers and see who is interacting with your website

Co-Schedule-manage online marketing

Schedulicity– schedule meetings with potential clients

Square-accept credit cards at your next trade show or in person event

 Ring Central– VIOP service that allows you to keep the professionalism of your business on the go!

Free Conference Call– host teleconferences, meetings, interviews, and webinars

Evernote-my digital notebook allows me to categorize my business and life. I capture photos, ideas, take quick notes, everything!

Slide Share share what you know and love in the form of a slideshow presentation, infographics, documents and more.

Shopify– the #1 way to set up and sell your digital and physical products and services

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