I’m often asked for recommendations when it comes to the best tools and resources to grow a successful online business.

Here are some of my personal favorites.


ONLINE TOOLS

Acuity Scheduling: Online appointment scheduling software. Clients schedule appointments, pay, and complete intake forms online 24/7.

FreshBooks: Send invoices online, track your time, capture expenses, and prep your taxes in minutes. This is the invoicing software I currently use to send invoices.

LeadPages: Generate leads and increase revenue using this industry-leading landing page creator with its accompanying suite of lead generation and opt-in tools.

RescueTime: With so many distractions and possibilities in your digital life, it’s easy to get scattered. RescueTime is fully automated time tracking software that helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.


BOOKS

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown: Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader or individual who wants to do less, but better.

Everything I Know by Paul Jarvis: A no-rules guide through uncharted territory with stories based on web designer Paul’s two decades of freelancing.

Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done by Charlie Gilkey: Productivity Meets Purpose. Discover a Powerful Nine-Step Method to Start Finishing the Work That Matters Most.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Don Clifton: Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself – and the world around you – forever.

The Small Business Lifecycle by Charlie Gilkey: A guide for taking the right steps at the right time to grow your small business.

The 12-Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington: The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to twelve weeks.

Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best by Srinivas Rao: Whether you’re a business owner, an artist, or just someone who wants to leave your mark on the world, Unmistakable will inspire you to create your own path and define your own success.