Tools & Resources To Optimize Your Productivity
BY CHRIS GUILLEBEAU
The Lean Startup is a must-read book for entrepreneurs starting their business or have an idea they want to develop.
This book is all about turning your startup idea into a sustainable and successful business with minimal wasted time and effort. Applying Eric Ries’ detailed approach can help you build a product or service that customers want and are willing to pay for.
The mastermind behind Bizsister is Amber Chalus; she designs beautiful, highly functional, ready-to-use templates for all your business needs from presentations, workbooks, course presentations and social media. The templates are quick and easy to use, you can personalize all of them with your branding and colour palettes, and they come in high-resolution, printable formats. We could not live without Amber’s designs!
Later, the social media marketing platform helps you plan and schedule your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest posts. The drag-and-drop feature makes it easy to map out your upcoming posts and visualise your images’ overall feel. Later’s analytics, help you figure out the best time of day to post, the best hashtags to use, and the Linkin.Bio feature for Instagram makes your posts shoppable.
BY PETER THIEL
In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel talks about why we should “focus on businesses that create something new.” He explains that many of today’s businesses are focused on moving the world from 1 to N. Or iterating and improving existing products. Thiel offers actionable tips to entrepreneurs to find entirely new solutions and products that create more value.
Ladyboss offers design templates to build your brand from scratch with no design skills required. You can create your own unique branding, including your logo, mood board, and colour combinations, create a beautiful WordPress website, Pinterest boards or Instagram tiles. All of the Ladyboss templates are fully-editable to match your brand colours, and they help you save hours and hours in design work while enabling a pro look for your brand.
“A toolkit for storytellers”, Unfold is a story editor that offers 300+ Instagram story templates. It helps you create beautiful collage layouts for Instagram Stories; with easy-to-use designs, fonts and tools you can take your content to the next level. It’s a perfect app for lifestyle brands to create trendy and enticing collages to keep social media accounts on-brand and receive maximum engagement from followers.
BY CHRIS GUILLEBEAU
The $100 Startup is one of the best books for entrepreneurs looking to start a side-business and scale it to a full-time job. Guillebeau offers actionable insights and tips on starting and running a successful business with a small team of people. He aims to help prospective entrepreneurs gain awareness of the challenges of building a successful small business and escape the 9-to-5.
Kartra is an all-in-one marketing platform that helps you run your online business efficiently.
It is extremely intuitive to use and helps to cut out hours of daily work with advanced automation based on customer behaviour, such as watching a video, downloading a file, or opening (or not) an email. Kartra is a page builder and marketing automation platform and a competent sales funnel builder for online businesses.
Marketing Video Builder created by Animoto assist you in making professional videos easily to engage with your audiences. You can create your videos in minutes by using the online video editor. To get started, no editing experience needed, and through the videos you make, you will be able to increase brand awareness and grow your audience across all your social media channels.