some of our favourite business tools

TOMATO-TIMER.COM

We use this every single day. Based on the Pomodoro method (of working hard in stints then taking a break to ensure maximum focus), it’s an online timer that counts you down 25 minutes. Perfect for those tasks that you keep putting off but NEED to get done. It’s almost like playing a game against yourself.

https://tomato-timer.com/


USER SIXTY

Need some expert help with Squarespace, Mailchimp, Asana or other online tools? Use Sixty matches you with an expert in minutes. You can then set up a video call and work through your questions together (learning in the process by watching the expert at work). Affordable and efficient.

https://www.usesixty.com


HEADLINE ANALYZER

Another tool we use ALL THE TIME. This nifty tool allows you to enter any headline (i.e. for an EDM subject line, social media post, YouTube title or blog heading) and receive a score out of 100. The higher the score, the more likely it’s going to engage and attract an audience. We have been using this for years for our weekly email and it’s done wonders for our always-high open rate.

https://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer


CANVA

Is there a tool more necessary or loved by small business owners - especially those of us not proficient in PhotoShop? ?This drag & drop graphic design tool makes creating visual content (including social media posts, website banners, invitations, pitch documents and keynotes) simple and efficient. With a range of templates to choose from, as well as a full library of royalty free images, it’s PERFECT for branding your business on a budget.

https://www.canva.com/


CALENDLY

Remove the to and fro (and waste of time) when arranging to chat with or meet someone IRL by using Calendly. You simply input the times and dates you’re free, then send the other party your Calendly link so they can find a time and date that suits. Sooo easy!

https://calendly.com