Everyone business started somewhere...
As a company that is passionate about creating inspiring spaces, we also know that a lot of our customers are also on their own journey with creating new businesses and side-hustles.
We are in the process of building a community and business rich resources area with the goal of helping people get started and develop from the early stages of business and passion projects.
We've curated a list of amazing tools that we personally use and recommend to get you started, until our resources area is finished.
Websites & E-Commerce
The obvious place to start.
Shopify - Create an online store
Our store, the one you're on now, is built with Shopify. It's an amazing platform to get started super quickly with extremely low startup costs. It's also highly secure and has a huge library of apps that integrate well to start a professional service.
You can start with a no obligation 14 day free trial and plans start from as little as $29 USD per month. The basic plan is more than enough for most starters.
Teachable - Sell online courses
Maybe you don't sell physical products but instead want to sell your knowledge. Online courses are very popular and Teachable is the perfect tool to get your course out there.
Teachable isn't just a way to sell your courses. Not only can you sell your courses by subscription or one-time pricing but Teachable is also a tool to build your courses from start to finish and host them.
You can also sign up for free to explore all of its features. It's hands down our go-to service for courses.
Namecheap - Domain names & email
We always recommend Namecheap when asked about domain names. If you're a new customer you can usually get a .com or .co.uk domain name for a few £.
They also provide free privacy with all domain names (where applicable) and are super easy to use.
Ecologi - Eco initiatives
You probably already know we're huge on sustainability and giving back to the planet. We already plant one tree for every item purchased with us.
Ecologi are the working machine behind that! We are partnered with them to carbon offset our entire workforces.
If this is a cause you'd love to support with your business, Ecologi will plant 10 trees just for signing up! The plans start at £5.20 per month, and that really does go further than you might think.
Fail to prepare or prepare to fail. Staying organised is a key part of any business and these are some super cool tools we use to run the show.
The great thing about Google is their Workspace subscription comes with a ton of benefits.
You'll get access to your own custom business email, over 30GB of Google Drive storage and loads more great tools for as little as $6 USD per month. That's a lot of bang for your buck.
Psst.. Use the codes below for 10% off your first year:
Later.com - Social media scheduling
We highly recommend later.com for anyone who's looking for a quick and free way to start scheduling their social media posts.
Later.com has by far the best free plans out there. You can link up to 3 social accounts and post up to 30 times to EACH ONE per month for free.
They also have some really cool premium features that will make running your social media a breeze so check them out!
You can also use our link below to get 10 extra posts per month on the free plan. It's a no brainer!
ClickUp - Task Management
One app to replace them all, is how they describe their tool. ClickUp is an easy to use tool for project management, time-tracking, planning, task tracking, spreadsheets, documents and so much more.
They offer a free forever plan that has access to most features and is more than enough for most to get started. ClickUp is also very good when growing teams, keeping track of complex timelines and getting the jobs done!
It can be confusing knowing how to setup a business and what you need.
Here are some essential resources.
Mockups & Content Creation
With any business you're going to want to create content. This might be for marketing ads, product images or social media posts. Here's a few awesome resources to help you out.
Canva - Easy content creation
Canva has an amazing library of templates you can use to create social media posts and product mockups and really anything you could think of designing.
It's an all online service so no special software required and even with the FREE plan you can create some amazing designs.
It's perfect if you have minimal design experience and want professional looking templates to use.
Envato Elements - Creative Resources
Envato is a huge resource bank for all things creative. They have high quality mockups, video templates, photography and much much more to explore.
For one monthly or annual fee, you can access everything on the website and download and use as much as you want for commercial purposes.
Whatever your idea is - We're here to help
We would love to be able to talk about everything above in far more detail... and we will! Just not yet.
We're super busy building a dedicated resource area where we'll go into depth with:
- Recommended products & services
- How to use them
- Business tips
- Helpful guides
And much much more, all for free. So make sure you come back and check it out when it's live.