I know how important it is to have a list of recommended resources, and tools…especially when you are first starting out. Following are some of the tools and products I have used for a while, or have recently started using with positive results. A lot of the recommended resources have free versions. For those that do cost, please note I might receive a small commission on some of the paid services. Thank you in advance for the purchase, and know that if I did not believe in the products listed, they would not be here.
Time and Productivity Management
~ Brian Tracy is considered one of the top masters of time and productivity management. He is well known for his book “Eat That Frog” 2nd Edition This book is a classic, must have and one of my favorites! (available in book or audio). Click the desired image to purchase!
~ Darren Hardy is truly one of my all time favorite Personal Growth and Productivity Mentors. His Book “The Compound Effect” is one of my top time/self management tools for my business! (available in book and audio). Click the desired image to purchase!
~ Another MUST HAVE book by Darren Hardy is “The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster” which pulls back the curtain on what it is like to be an entrepreneur. This is a no-nonsense book on what you can expect on your journey to entrepreneurship! (available in book and audio). Click the desired image to purchase!
~ Do you know what your true Strenghts are? If not its time to read “StrenghtsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath. The book says on the spectrum of 34 strengths, we all have our top 5. We are to tap into those strengths to achieve our goals or have a more fulfilling life. Focus on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses. There is a timed quiz, which will determine your top 5 strengths in order of dominance. This is my GO TO book when I am interviewing people to work with, and coaching clients. I learn a lot about how we can utilize our combined strengths to accomplish projects and goals. Click the image to purchase your copy!
Presentations and Websites
~ If you are looking for a way to bring your Powerpoint or Keynote Presentations to life, Presenter Media is a great source. I recently started using them and have been pleased!
~ I have a couple of web hosting companies I really like, and have been using for a while. Host Gator is one. It is a great platform to host your site at a reasonable cost. I also like the fact that they are big on being a “Green and Sustainable” Company.
Bluehost is the other hosting company I enjoy using. Their platform is one of the most popular with business owners using WordPress to build their sites. The company also has many other robust services for companies to consider as they expand.
Business Structure and Formation:
~ CorpNet is a great source for establishing your business or organization structure. They specialize in all business formations: LLC, S-Corps, C-Corps, DBAs, Non-Profits and others. They also provide trademark services. The cost is reasonable compared to going through an attorney. They provide business structure services in all 50 states.
Sell or Trade-in Phones, Tablets and Laptops:
~ Gazelle is a great way to recycle your old phones, laptops, tablets, and other electronics while making a little money at the same time. They also have refurbished items for purchase. Do your part, help keep the landfills clean, check out Gazelle!