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Vital tools to help get your business up and running smoothly.
It’s hard enough keeping track of everything on our plates, without adding the whirlwind of social media into the mix! Buffer takes care of the minutiae of maintaining multiple social media accounts, and lets you get back to what matters: connection. (kinda mixed message here)
It’s easy to get lost in all the projects, tasks and signals fighting for our attention. With Basecamp you can easily organize your to-do lists into focused ??? and clear the clutter from your mind.
As artists who travel, finding good, safe and affordable accommodation is a frequent concern. Airbnb dissolves the stress finding the right place for you.
One of the best accounting solutions for small business owners, Freshbooks helps streamline what is usually a tedious, time-consuming endeavour.
Legal matters are the last places we want to cut corners with our businesses/careers, but hiring the right lawyer to handle every little detail is a daunting task. From creating various legal documents, to incorporating your company, LegalZoom provides vital legal help for small businesses.
There’s nothing more harrowing than losing all your carefully stored data in one fell swoop. With Crashplan, you can rest assured that your irreplaceable information is safe and secure. (pls halp chrees)
We love Genesis & all Genesis-related themes – as evidenced by every website we’ve ever built. If you’re looking for sophisticated and professional themes for your website(s), as well as reliable and secure hosting, StudioPress has perfected the formula.
You need a mailing list, and MailChimp’s here to help! Their intuitive(??) and affordable solutions make it easy to get started right away.
Whether alone or in a team, personal projects are an almost indispensable aspect of breaking into the industry, here are our recommended tools for optimizing your process:
With thousands of audio books at you fingertips, Audible allows you to enjoy your favorite media with more ease than ever before. PLUS you get a free book of your choice when you sign up for their 30-day trial.
Struggling to maintain a grip on the never-ending flow of emails overwhelming your inbox? SaneBox helps you filter and prioritize your inbox, and take back control of your time. Chris Copy: My Email Inbox was a post-apocalyptic horrorscape until I found SaneBox. Now it saves me hundreds of hours a year. If you use my link to join, we both get $5.
If you find yourself at the end of your day wondering ‘where did all my time go!?’ RescueTime might be a game-changer for you. A time-management app that tracks exactly where your attention is spent, we highly recommend adding RescueTime to your arsenal.
Highly recommended solutions for a more ergonomic and efficient working area.
It’s no secret that sitting all day is wreaking havoc on our bodies. Standing desks allow you give your body a break, while stay productive, and they’re super easy to set up!
Add flexibility (and space) to your working area with these desk-mounts. Ergotron Arms make it easy to rearrange your working layout, allowing you to raise, lower and extend your monitors into a wide range of configurations.
While working vertically has major benefits, standing all day on a hard floor comes with it’s own problems. Anti-fatigue mats are great for reducing leg strain, and Crown Comfort has proven to be a good choice. (save me)