There are so many moving parts in a small business! But we don’t need to tell you that. These are resources we either use ourselves or have used (successfully!) with clients. Have a service you’d like a recommendation for? Let us know and we’ll review it on the blog.
I used to recommend shared hosting vs. managed hosting (you can read more about the difference here), but since switching myself, Flywheel is the ONLY hosting I can recommend without reservations.
Google Apps for Work
After using the “free” email address that come with basic hosting at Hostmonster, Bluehost, GoDaddy, A Small Orange, Siteground, Dreamhost, and FatCow, I can say, without any reservation, that Google Apps for Work is the best $5/mo you can spend on your business.
Domain privacy is included, the website is PRETTY, AND they support some of the coolest projects going on in the tech world today (including She++ and Ladies Learning Code)
(Because even though Go Daddy gets it right here, I still can’t handle they way the company markets itself.)
A comprehensive list of colors and their names.
HTML Color Names
Modern browsers support 140 named colors – we can use shades of these, but this is a great starting point for us to get on the same page when talking about color.
(No, I’m not really a fan of the word, but these people? They deserve the status.)
Lucky Break Consulting
The best source for information on wholesale product sales, including patents, UPC info, product pricing, discounts, and more! I don’t sell products and Lela’s blog still sucked me in for a whole day.
Small Business Body Guard
Legal advice for creatives!
Helena is amazing. She’s made my tax season life a breeze now, for going in 5 years. Like her tagline says, she’s Type-A, you’re Type Awesome.
Need someone to tell it to you like it is? Marie’s your gal. Click on over for proven business advice with style and sass.