Everything You Need to Run Your Business

My Favorite Business Tools & Resources

The tools, software, and systems you use can make or break your online business. Here are all the tools I use to run my own business–from web design and marketing to productivity and personal development.

*Items marked with an asterisk are affiliate links.

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Design Inspiration

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Pinterest

There's so much inspiration to be found on Pinterest, from font pairings to color palettes and everthing in-between.

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Design Seeds

Design Seeds has hundreds of color palettes you can browse for inspiration.

 
 
 

Web & Graphic Design

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Squarespace

Squarespace makes building a stunning website easy and can be fully customized using CSS, HTML, and Javascript.

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Adobe CC*

Whether you're designing PDF documents, website mockups, or social media graphics, Adobe CC has the best tools to get it done.

 
 
 

 Fonts & Graphics

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Creative Market*

Creative Market offers an amazing selection of free and premium fonts, graphics, and stock photos.

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MyFonts*

MyFonts is my first stop to find beautiful premium fonts.

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FontSpring*

Fontspring offers a huge selection of premium fonts, including many not found on MyFonts.

 
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Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel is my favorite source of free fonts licensed for commercial use. Plus, its font identifier makes it easy to match free and premium fonts from a screenshot.

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Icofont

Icofont is the most elegantly designed icon font I've found. You can also embed the icons as SVG files, which is a nice feature.

 
 
 

Photography

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Unsplash

Unsplash is my #1 favorite place to find free, artistic, not-in-the-least-bit-cookie-cutter stock photos.

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Stocksy

Stocksy is my favorite source of high-quality premium stock photos.

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Jana Bishop

I love Jana Bishop's collection of bright stock photos and lightroom presets.

 
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MOYO Studio*

MOYO Studio offers a beautiful selection of styled stock photos and Photoshop mockups. In fact, I use their mockups on my own website!

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Nikon D5500*

You can't go wrong with this touch-screen, wifi-enabled camera. It's suitable for beginners and advanced users alike.

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens*

I'm not a big lens collector but this 50mm is ideal for portrait and product photography.

 
 

Blogging

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Grammarly*

Grammarly goes above and beyond spellcheck to make your writing look professional. And now it works with Google Docs!

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Headline Analyzer

Want to write blog post titles that are proven to drive more clicks? CoSchedule's free Headline Analyzer makes it easy.

 
 
 
 

Social Media

Tailwind

Planoly

IFTTT

Sumo

 
 
 
 

SEO

Google Keyword Planner

Google Webmaster Tools

Google Data Highlighter

SEMrush

HubSpot Website Grader

Pingdom Website Speed Test

 
 
 
 

Email Marketing

ConvertKit

Email Subject Line Tester

Zapier

 
 
 
 

Finance + Accounting

Profit First

PayPal

Texas Instruments Ti-84 Graphing Calculator