Resources

Here are britelime's recommendations for helpful resources and tools for your business and website.

WE CAN ALL USE A LITTLE HELP!

PREPPING IMAGES

GRAPHIC DESIGN TOOLS

STOCK IMAGES & Graphics

EMAIL MARKETING

INSTAGRAM EMBED

PRIVACY POLICY GENERATOR

GET ORGANIZED

PRINTED MATERIALS

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

MISC. OTHER TOOLS!

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS RESOURCES

business education

WEBSITE & GRAPHIC DESIGN RESOURCES

ONLINE SHOP/SALES

Business Education

LOOKING FOR SOME DIRECTION AND GUIDANCE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS? CHECK OUT THESE COURSES AND TOOLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS:

MARY HEFFERNAN

Mary Heffernan of Five Marys Farms is an entrepreneur and rancher who offers business courses designed to help you grow a successful, profitable businesses. Check out m5entrepreneurs.com

HUBSPOT

Hubspot is actually an inbound marketing software platform, but they put out a lot of great content that small business owners will find helpful. I recommend checking out the Education section on their site.

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JASMINE STAR

Jasmine is a business strategist with a long history of successful brand building in photography and business. Tune in to her podcast to learn how to turn your passion into a profitable business. 

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Business Management

GETTING YOUR BUSINESS ORGANIZED IS CRITICAL TO BEING EFFICIENT AND PROFITABLE.

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DUBSADO

Looking for a simple Client Management System (CRM)? I've been using Dubsado for more than a year and at less than $400 it's a great resource for sending contracts, invoices and managing clients.

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TOGGL TRACKER

Even if you don't invoice anyone for your time, tracking your time to understand how you use (or waste) time is a big help to getting focused and organized. Toggl Tracker is my FAVORITE business app.

Email Marketing

READY TO BUILD YOUR EMAIL LIST? CHECK OUT THESE EMAIL MARKETING PLATFORMS:

MAILCHIMP

Easy to use and easy to learn, Mailchimp offers a variety of subscription levels, including a FREE account to get you started.

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FLODESK

Want to send beautifully styled emails? Flodesk is built for exactly that. Normally $38/month, use the Learn More link below to subscribe for 50% off at just $19/month.

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CONVERTKIT

Want a robust email marketing platform with lots of data and the ability to track specific link clicks? ConvertKit offers all that and more for $29/month. They do offer a FREE account to get started.

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Get Organized

YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO WASTE!
GET ORGANIZED TO BE MORE PROFITABLE

GOOGLE DRIVE

Google Drive is an important tool for my business. It's where I keep all of my business files in the cloud. That way I don't have to worry about losing anything should my device crash.

DROPBOX

Dropbox is a great way to manage your files online, especially if you often find yourself needing to share files (like images and logos) with other people. They offer a variety of plans. 

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EVERNOTE

Evernote is a great tool for keeping information you never want to lose. Use the desktop app or the mobile app and easily keep track of all of the information you need access to on a regular basis.

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Printed Materials

IT'S IMPORTANT TO ALLOW YOUR VISITORS TO SEE HOW YOU INTEND TO USE THEIR DATA

MOO

Moo is a great source for high quality printed products like business cards, customized notecards, letterhead and so much more. I'm always happy with everything I order from Moo!

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SMARTPRESS

If you're looking for a higher quantity of printed products, Smartpress is excellent. From business cards to magazines, if you need to print it, Smartpress is on it!

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stickermule

If you want customized stickers, labels, magnets, shipping bags, packing tape, etc. check out Sticker Mule. They have great customer service and their products are good quality.

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Social Media Management

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PLANOLY

If you're looking for a web-based solution to managing and planning your social media, Planoly is simple to learn and helps you "see" a plan for your upcoming social media posts. 

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TAILWIND

Tailwind is a robust social media scheduler and planner. It offers a lot of features and tools for businesses who use social media as a critical part of their business strategy.

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Graphic Design Tools

NEED TO MAKE GRAPHICS FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND WEBSITE? HERE ARE A FEW TOOLS TO TRY:

DESIGN WIZARD

Offers pay-as-you-go pricing or a monthly plan to create and download your graphics.

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CANVA

If you're needing a web-based app to help you create graphics for your business, CANVA is a great tool. They offer a FREE plan to get started.

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ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

Adobe Creative Suite is the premiere solution for graphic designers. It has a sizable learning curve and it's pretty spendy at just over $50/month. 

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Instagram Embed

want to embed instagram on your site? here are a few tools to do just that!

static insta canvas

While it might not seem like the best option at first glance, creating a Static Instagram Canvas on your website that reflects on-brand content is not a bad idea. Best of all it's FREE forever!

LIGHTWIDGET

LightWidget is a one-time fee of just $10 per widget. I recommend creating both a desktop and mobile version of your feed for a total cost of $20.

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SNAPWIDGET

SnapWidget gives you the most options when embedding your live Instagram feed into your website. They offer a FREE 14-day trial. After that I recommend the Lite Level at $6/month.

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Online Sales

READY TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS/SERVICES ONLINE? HERE ARE A COUPLE OF APPS TO HELP!

SHOPIFY

Shopify is a great tool for selling physical products, but can also be used for digital products. For just $9/mo, Shopify Lite can be integrated right into your britelime Showit template. Take a look!

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SENDOWL

If you have a digital product that you need delivered at the time of sale, SendOwl is a great option. It's easy-to-use, low cost and I use it to deliver my digital products. Check it out!

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PAYWHIRL

Need a way to handle ongoing monthly subscriptions... especially digital ones? PayWhirl has some really great functionality and good customer service. See what they have to offer.

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Prepping images

SIZE YOUR IMAGES FOR THE WEB TO MAKE YOUR SITE LOAD FASTER AND LOOK BETTER!

RESIZING.APP

This easy-to-use FREE app is a Chrome Extension. It works well for resizing images for your website.

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JPEG MINI

This tool is fantastic! I used it as a wedding photographer and it just keeps getting better. Choose from a one-time fee of $59 or $89 based on your needs!

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ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE

Adobe Creative Suite is the premiere solution for graphic designers. But it's also pretty spendy and has a sizable learning curve at just over $50/month

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Privacy Policy Creator

IT'S IMPORTANT TO ALLOW YOUR VISITORS TO SEE HOW YOU INTEND TO USE THEIR DATA

TERMLY.IO

This generator has a monthly subscription, but does offer a free version. Answer a series of questions about your business and your policy will be auto generated on the spot.

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TERMSFEED

This is the generator I used to create my Privacy Policy. It is a comprehensive generator with a FREE and a paid option. The paid option is a one-time fee and is dependent on your business needs.

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Stock Images & Graphics

NEED SOME IMAGES OR GRAPHICS TO JAZZ UP YOUR SITE? HERE ARE SOME PLACES TO LOOK:

CREATIVE MARKET

Purchase images, graphics, fonts and more by single item (no subscription required) in this designer marketplace.

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ENVATO ELEMENTS

This monthly subscription service gets you access to a wide variety of images, graphics, music, sounds and more. Subscriptions start at $16.50/month.

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ADOBE STOCK

An add-on subscription to a monthly or annual Adobe Creative Suite subscription.. Your $29.99 monthly subscription includes 10 credits for downloading images, graphics, templates.

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Misc. Other Tools

HERE ARE some OTHER TOOLS I PERSONALLY USE AND THINK WILL HELP YOU & YOUR BUSINESS:

ATEXT

If you find yourself having to retype the same bit of information over and over again you can build shortcuts to output chunks of text. Warning: their site is ugly, but it's legit. $4.99 fee one-time

GOOGLE FONTS

Looking for fonts to use on your website and in your marketing materials for FREE? Google Fonts is a great resource for license free fonts. ALL britelime templates use Google Fonts!

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never "hack" wordpress again

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