Tools to Run a Successful Business

I’ve put together a list of resources I use to run my businesses, that’ll help you as well. I’ve used every single resource linked in this list and keep it regularly updated as software changes.

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Your Website

Your website is your most important online marketing tool. It’s your virtual storefront that’s working for you 24 hours a day, so you want to make sure what you’re using to power your website is reliable. Here are some tools I recommend for your site.

Flywheel Web Hosting

Flywheel

The best dedicated WordPress hosting. It features amazing security, super quick speeds, and great support. It’s what Start Fierce Business Solutions, Inc. website is hosted on. Click here to learn more.

Flywheel Web Hosting

SiteGround

Great budget website host. I’d recommend them if you’re just starting out. Their customer support is great. Click here to learn more.

SiteGround Web Hosting

Divi

The gorgeous WordPress theme that powers this website. It includes a visual builder that’s easy to use and includes over 100 premade templates. Click here to learn more.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce

Turn your WordPress website into an online store. Click here to learn more.

WooCommerce

Shopify

Turn your WordPress website into an online store. Click here to learn more.

Payment Processing

While we’re on the topic of websites, if you’re going to process any payments via your site, you’ll need a payment processor. Here are the ones I use and recommend.

Stripe

Stripe

My favorite credit card processing company. Easy to use, reliable, and integrates with most software. Click here to learn more.

Stripe

PayPal

Not my favorite payment processor, but PayPal is reliable and lots of people use it and it’s good to give people multiple payment options. Click here to learn more.

Email List Growth & Management

These are the tools I use to grow and manage my mailing list.

Stripe

Interact

Fun way to grow your mailing list and segment users with quizzes and contests. (My conversion rate is over 11%) Click here to learn more.

Drip

Drip

My preferred mailing list software – intelligent marketing automation. Click here to learn more.

Business Organization & Management

These are the other tools I use to power my businesses, that I know will supercharge your own business as well.

G Suite

G Suite

Gmail, Google Calendar, and other Google services for your business. Click here to learn more.

Calendly

QuickBooks Self Employed

This is what I use to manage my business expenses, track mileage, send invoices, see estimated taxes & more.  Click here to learn more.

Hubspot CRM Free

Hubspot CRM Free

Everything you need to organize, track, and nurture your leads and customers. Click here to learn more.

Drip

Trello

Web-based project management application. I use this to organize everything. Click here to learn more.

Calendly

CoSchedule

This is the best social media scheduler and marketing calendar out there. Click here to learn more.

Calendly

Calendly

Makes scheduling appointments easy. Click here to learn more.

Always Up-to-Date Resources

I’ve interviewed over 100 entrepreneurs for my podcast and they’ve all shared incredible resources. So I’ve put together running lists of tools and books mentioned in every episode. The following resources are updated as episodes air so be sure to bookmark them and check back often.

Recommended Tools

Recommended Books

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