a.ka. cool systems and automations we use and love.
If you're a new business owner, solopreneur, or freelancer, you know the importance of time! These cool systems and apps help automate, connect, and get as productive as you possible can be. Throughout our team, we use all of these apps in some way or another, whether directly through EasyBizStart or in our other entrepreneurial endeavors.
ClickFunnels is a comprehensive e-marketing platform designed specifically for small business owners. It allows users to develop essential marketing tools such as landing pages, sales funnels, webinar registration pages, and even websites, all without any previous tech experience.
Business owners can design their own marketing pieces with a user-friendly design application or can choose from a library of pre-made templates that fit their marketing needs.
Ring Central VoIP Phones
Having a legitimate business phone number is often over looked due to the ease of cell phones nowadays. However, the significance of the phone system you choose for your business cannot be overstated.
We at EasyBizStart not only endorse RingCentral, we use it everyday. Ease-of-use coupled with reliability and an array of productivity features is what made RingCentral our phone system of choice.
With countless options including video chat, virtual assistant and an equipment-less system (hello business phone on your cell!), Ring Central is highly customizable for your needs.
CrowdSpring provides consultation and creative solutions for almost every aspect of branding, from packing, to logo design, to coming up with a catchy business name. With CrowdSpring, you don't need to be an artist, they come to you.
All you need is a description of your business and the overall idea you want your brand to convey. You set your own price for what you are willing to pay for the completion of the design, and then free-lance artists will submit their ideas based on your requirements. You only pay when you select a winning entry, no strings attached.
Infusionsoft is the leading sales and marketing software providing end-to-end marketing solutions for small businesses.
Infusionsoft includes an array of powerful business tools, including customer relationship management, marketing automation, and e-commerce solutions. They also provide unprecedented support and offer live training to ensure users are truly optimizing the many benefits of InfusionSoft.
AgileCRM is a comprehensive sales tracking and customer management solution. What sets Agile apart from so many others out there is it's affordability. With a free version that gets you a lot of functionality, you can get your tracking under control without breaking the bank.
Excellent integration with social media and a modest automated e-mail marketing option make this an excellent all-in-one option for solopreneurs and small business who need the best bang for the buck.
If you take appointments with clients, have a lot of meetings that take coordination to schedule, or offer a free session as part of your services, Calendly is a productivity solution you need...now!
Reduce your inbox clutter and seamlessly integrate your calendar availability on websites and more with this awesome scheduling tool that allows you to set up unlimited types of events, edit your availability, and take payments all while syncing with your other calendar systems!
Shutterstock, Calendly, And.CO.
It's the ultimate vault of stock imagery. While custom photos are ideal for your web and marketing presence, Shutterstock offers some great options to fill in the gaps or get you great images when you don't have the budget for your own artwork.
This is a new app (and website) designed by Fiverr. Geared towards freelancers and solopreneurs, And.Co offers this account management and financial platform completely FREE of charge! Send invoices, take payments, manage income and expenses, create proposals and contracts, and manage projects all in one simple interface.
Note: payments sync with WEPay.
If you need to create an automation between two apps or software sites, this is the way to do it! With linking and actions available for thousands of platforms, Zaps are the easiest and quickest way to duplicate, transfer, and recreate records between different pieces of technology.
For instance, if someone signs up for a free consultation via your Calendly link, you can create a Zap that tells AgileCRM to create a new contact record within your CRM from the appointment set in Calendly. It happens instantaneously, and you had to do nothing but spend 5 minutes setting it up. It'll even apply the appropriate tags to the new record in AgileCRM!