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Our Tool Kit Will Help Transform Your Business, Career & Marketing

Supercharge for your business, career and marketing with resources I have been collecting for over ten years. There are 20 sections eg: sales, content writing, digital marketing, job search and podcasting. Enjoy exploring. 

 

 

1.     Accounting & Finance

  • Sage Accounting: Quickly manage payroll and manage your business receipts for free.
  • Expensify: Get a handle on all of your business expenses and invoices so you can concentrate on more important things.
  • Clockspot is an online time clock that helps simplify payroll to just a few clicks.
  • WagePoint: Take the hassle out of payroll with our automated solution. Eliminate manual calculations. Streamline your payroll operations, ensure accuracy, and save valuable time and money.
  • Zoho Books: accounting software that is designed for businesses to manage invoices, bills, banking & inventory.

2.     Customer Support

  • ZenDesk: Streamline your customer service interface, create support boards and streamline your response time.
  • GetSatisfaction: A great customer community platform for interacting with your users, getting feedback and providing technical support.
  • SurveyMonkey: Build free surveys to conduct market research, and keep a pulse on customer desires and satisfaction.

3.     Human Resources & Workplace Wellness

  • ZipRecruiter:  Find better talent with cross-job-board posting, resume screening and a point-based score chart to find the best candidates.
  • Intelius: Run a background check on prospective employees, browse criminal records and other information to make sure you’re hiring only the best people.
  • AnyPerk: Reward employees with one of the most comprehensive perks programs out there, which provides discounts in countless services.
  • Women in Biz Network:   Enjoy the Hire Her Job Board coupled with resources and tools for professional women.
  • Bee Happy HR & Mindfulness :  Customized workplace mindfulness and wellness programs/products focused on education, recreation, sport and business.

4.     Legal

  • Legal Zoom Business Attorney Plan: This attorney plan specifically tailored to small businesses provides attorney reviews of contracts and other legal documents, for a fraction of the price.
  • Docusign: The most prominent service for eSignatures that is both legal and secure.
  • Trademarkia: Search over 6 million registered logos, names and slogans to make sure your name or idea isn’t taken.

5.     Sales

  • Sage CRM – Organize your contacts in sales funnels, enjoy better business insight, greater efficiencies and increase productivity across your entire business
  • Highrise:  Organize notes, tasks and email conversations for up to 30,000 customers, leads, partners and contacts.
  • Leads360: A sales management solution specifically tailored to turn leads into conversion, and track your performance so you can easily improve your sales.
  • BidSketch: Create professional and clean client proposals in just minutes, and get a certified client signature when they approve.
  • Microsoft Dynamics : Sales by Microsoft Dynamics provides a complete and intuitive solution that can help salespeople be more productive so they can focus on what’s most important—delivering amazing customer experiences.
  • Agile CRM:  Sales & Marketing CRM with intelligent automation, telephony, web engagement, social media integration, email campaigns and mobile marketing. Free for 1000 contacts! Neat feature: has build it time scheduler for perspective customers to auto schedule time with you.
  • Zoho One: Run your entire business on Zoho with our unified cloud software, designed to help you break down silos between departments and increase organizational efficiency.

6.     Marketing / Email Services

  • MailChimp:  Email marketing made simple with an easy-to-use collection of newsletter templates, as well as the ability to customize your own design.
  • SpyFu: A keyword tool for comparing the SEM tactics of your competitors, so that you can meet equal success in your online advertising and SEO campaigns.
  • HubSpot: This all-in-one inbound marketing software facilitates SEO blogging tips, lead nurturing, marketing automation and more.
  • Constant Contact  – Number 1 email marketing tool – very robust

7.     Operations

  • Asana: With tasks, projects, conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish.
  • Carbonite: Excellent and affordable cloud storage and online backup for any business.
  • Trello: An efficient collaboration tool that allows you to organize your projects (completed, pending and in-progress) into simplified boards.
  • Todoist – This program is great because it connects with gmail to help you plan your tasks efficiently – create recurring tasks, assign tasks to your team, categorize and more!
  • Microsoft Office & Teams
  • Scheduling: YoucanBook.me -is booking software that integrates with your Google and icloud Calendar so you can let others access when you are free and book time with you.
  • Scribe – Chrome Extension to auto-generate step-by-step guides, just by clicking record. Save your team 20+ hours/month vs. video and text tutorials.

8.     Web Development/Product Development

  • Balsamiq: For your next business presentation, Balsamiq allows you to mockup and design your ideas on a virtual whiteboard so they’re easier to share, modify, and get feedback on.
  • 99designs: Run a graphic, logo, or web design contest, and walk away with multiple ideas and access to hundreds of designers.
  • Amazon Web Services: An amazing service that allows you to run your entire business from the cloud, from business applications to mobile apps.
  • Product Hunt: It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.

9.     E-commerce

  • Recurly: For any business that offers subscription or recurring billing, Recurly provides a simple solution for getting this done.
  • Shopify: Set up a fully hosted and customizable online shopping cart that accepts all global currencies.
  • Vendio: A platform for selling your goods on multiple e-Commerce channels, including Amazon, eBay, Facebook and more.
  • Woocommerce WordPress Plugin: WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress

10.  Technology

  • UserTesting: Get in-depth and immediate feedback on your website experience from real users, including a video of their experience as well as written answers to your questions.
  • Jira: A simple and clean bug tracking and reporting system that helps you prioritize and assign issues and work through them quickly.
  • MixPanel: A premiere analytics service for mobile and the web, focused on measuring very specific user actions and activity.

 11. Social Media

  • SocialBro: “The number-one marketing platform for Twitter,” SocialBro maps community engagement on a simple graph. This is a tool made for businesses with the goal of monetizing their followings. A 15-day free trial is offered.
  • TweetBeam – Share social media twitter feeds
  • CrowdFire:  By the power bestowed upon you by Crowdfire and so on and so forth, you can manage your Twitter and Instagram accounts far more effectively by:
    • Finding inactive users and your unfollowers – unfollow them if you wish to
    • Finding relevant users to follow using our insightful “Copy Followers” feature
    • Keeping track of how your social media updates affect your follower/unfollower stats
    • Checking the relationship between any two Twitter/Instagram accounts and doing a whole lot more.
  • Tweetdeck: Now owned by Twitter, Tweetdeck aims to maximize reach. With its customizable dashboard, users can schedule future tweets and monitor activity across several accounts — all at a glance.
  •  Social Rank: Your Social Rank groups your best followers, most engaged and most valuable. From this information, businesses can take extra care of valuable customers. Social Rank generates a free report on the day of sign up.
  • PageModo overhauls the aesthetic of Facebook pages by providing custom cover photos, additional tabs and unique landing pages. PageModo offers a basic free package and upgrades start at $6.25 per month.
  •  Word Press is arguably the simplest way to add a blog to a LinkedIn account, which will attract more connections through content. Word Press is responsible for 23 percent of webpages on the net.
  • Buffer App: Suggests content to share with suggested quotes as well – has a great scheduler that is far better then tweetdeck etc.
  • Sumall is your social media analytics and business dashboard. All in one place, all for free. Has free verison to let you know who gave you the most powerful tweets etc
  • Similar Web – Will give you traffic numbers on competitor sites
  • Trendinalia Canada – Shows you what is trending on twitter in Canada
  • Twitter Analytics   – Gives  valuable insights related to your twitter followers
  • klear (formally Twtrland) – Provides you with a rating on your twitter influence and helps you measure who you should be connecting with based on location, profession, etc and tells you how engaging, friendly etc they are – gives suggestions of who to connect with

12. Career Resources

  • Resume Template (one-pager for university students or newly graduated)
  • The resume below is a one-column resume best for being scanned through computerized systems (ATS – Applicant Tracking System) to see if your resume matches what the company is looking for. Often a human isn’t looking at your resume until your resume is short-listed through keyword trackers etc.
  • Rezi: an award-winning AI-powered resume builder is trusted by hundreds of thousands of job seekers.
    ATS Proof Resume Example

 

 

 

 

13. Entrepreneurship Resources

 

14. Content Writing Resources

International English Spelling

 

Writing Resources: https://www.grammarly.com/
5o Resources to Improve Your Writing: LINK
TIP: Have a trusted editor review your work for grammar, structure, formality (ie: what is the tone you are going for)
Additional Videos

 

15. Marketing Resources & Inspiration

Build a Simple Persona Template: https://www.hubspot.com/make-my-persona

 

16. Video Marketing

 

17. Data Models / Business Insights

 

18. Growth Hacking Resources

 

 

19. Advertising & Data Privacy

 

20. Podcasting Resources

Starting a podcast is a fabulous way to grow your following and increase your presentation and technical skills. Most importantly it is a great way to establish authority in your field of expertise. READ MY COMPLETE GUIDE HERE

 

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