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I am regularly asked for recommendations on different tools, training, resources, and services available to youth empowerment. 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


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

Legend– also a great tool for creating a short video for stronger engagement on social media

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

Filmora– Video editing software

Tools for Email Marketing

Mail Chimp– free email marketing tool

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

C0-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!

E-Junkie – another solution for a shopping cart if you’re selling products from your blog. Great for setting up an affiliate program.

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

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