I only ever recommend resources that I have personally used, trust and feel happy to recommend to you to use in your business.
Kashflow – if you have reached the stage where managing your accounts on a spreadsheet isn’t working, it’s time to switch over to an online accounting software. Kashflow is my choice (and was recommended by my accountant) as it is designed with the small business owner in mind and is jargon free. It includes templates you can personalise, tutorials and has great customer support. Check out their website and you can sign up for a free 14 day trial. (affiliate link)
Mailchimp – are a great choice especially if you are just starting out with creating your email list. Mailchimp have a free plan for up to 2,000 subscribers where you can create and send out newsletters and email broadcasts. It is easy to use with lots of templates and tutorials. This is what I use for my practitioner newsletter and it is a great resource. Website: http://mailchimp.com/
LastPass – read my blog post all about it here. I currently use the free version and it is a great way to create and store your passwords securely. It also saves you a huge amount of time and head space. Basically, you create a vault with a master password (which is the only one you need to remember) and manage how your passwords are stored. Get your account. (affiliate link)
Pixabay – this is a great way to get good quality, royalty free images for your marketing if you don’t have the budget to buy stock photos, or hire a photographer. You can buy the photographer a ‘virtual coffee’ if you wish and you can also share any of your great photos for other members to use. Website: https://pixabay.com/
Audacity – this is a fabulous free software available to download that is really user friendly allowing you to record and edit audio files on your computer and it is compatible with PCs and Macs. I have been using this to record my podcasts and am thrilled with the professional results. Website: http://web.audacityteam.org/
Auphonic – this is currently a free service (you can make a donation) that takes your audio recording and cleans it up by taking out excessive background noise and evening up the sound levels to improve the professionalism of your podcast (or any other recording you do). Website: https://auphonic.com/
Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a small commission if you decide to purchase them but this is at no additional cost to you.