Entrepreneur Tools and Small Business Owner Resources I Actually Use

Entrepreneurs need great tools and resources to facilitate scale, success, operational excellence, and inspiration for their startup or solopreneur endeavor. Here’s a collection of trusted resources that Your Entrepreneur Inside stands behind (i.e. I actually use them).

It’s all too common for entrepreneurs to burn cycles either trying to find tools and resources that work for their specific situation or struggling to gain enough confidence in one to the point they’d actually pay for it – been there?

WP Engine Web Hosting
WP Engine is our rock solid, secure, blazing fast managed WordPress hosting partner that our site as well as the sites of our clients utilize.

If you’re just getting started with your web-based digital business, a low-cost entry-level web hosting provider like Bluehost will suffice at less than $5 per month (I actually use WP Engine and Bluehost in certain circumstances for very specific purposes). Why would you ever want to pay more for hosting? The short answer is, you’ll get there, eventually. The two big things I look at are support and site speed.  WP Engine provides significant and truly meaningful differences above and beyond an entry-level web hosting provider – Wp Engine support is second to none and I trust my most important work to their platform and have been saved by their extremely simple to use and elegant backup and restore capabilities that come standard with every account.

AWeber Email Marketing Software
Ever heard “the money is in the list”? Flexible and reliable email marketing software from AWeber powers email list growth and interaction with a self-selecting audience that trusts you.
Business on the web starts with a domain name. I use Hover Domains for all my domain name registrations. I started using Hover and really like it because (1) there are literally no annoying upsells during the purchase process, it’s super clean (2) Hover shows you all the domain name extensions available in one simple place and (3) private domain name registration is included with all registrations at no additional charge.
Cloud PBX VOIP for Entrepreneurs & Startups
The moment your phone connectivity needs grow in sophistication beyond Google Voice, you’ll want to try RingCentral – the highest quality, most advanced and easy to use cloud-based VoIP PBX phone system offered at a reasonable price.  No doubt you’ll get value from what I believe is the best medical and dental office phone system comparison and a helpful how to automate office holiday call routing tutorial.
Gravity Forms
You’d think contact forms on websites would be simple and work, not the case. That’s why I recommend Gravity Forms, the slickest WordPress forms plugin on the planet, super easy to use, with far-reaching advanced functionality, and it just plain works.
Snappa is the easiest design program in the world. It makes putting together compelling social media design content and posts (with all the right dimensions!) ridiculously easy. Snappa even has one-click background image remover functionality built in. Check out a Real Estate Agent Social Media Tutorial for Beginners video, with a step-by-step demo of social media design tools for Realtors, including Snappa!
When putting together awesome web-based businesses, you’ll need a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program. The best, and free, solution to use is FileZilla, it’s our trusted go-to for speeding web development.

Descript is a crazy powerful all-in-one audio & video editor, as easy as a doc. It can literally copy your voice, see for yourself.


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