My Favorite Business Tools

I get asked all the time what my favorite tools for business are. Here are some of my top choices! 

my dream team

These are my TOP choices in each category below. Many of them are on my team, contracted currently, and/or I have worked with them before! (And yes, I even added another marketing/PR option for y'all! I'm not stingy!)

LEGAL: Indie Creative Law
BIZ MANAGEMENT: Caitlyn Allen
COPYWRITING: Jill Pond
BIZ COACHING/STRATEGY: Reina + Co
BRANDING: SimplyBe Agency
WEB DESIGN: With Grace & Gold
GROWTH STRATEGY: Kathy Austin
FOR THOSE BIG PROJECTS: SheWolf
SHOPIFY: Hardage + Hardage

CREATIVE DIRECTION: The EmmaRose Agency
PHOTOGRAPHY: Charuk Studios
MARKETING/SALES: Meghan Maydel
PR / COMMUNICATIONS: Lauren Carnes
SPEAKING STRATEGY: Jessica Rasdall
ANYTHING PRODUCT RELATED: Rachel Allene
CONFERENCES/EVENTS: Kat Schmoyer
HR / TEAM BUILDING: Ashley Cox
WEBSITE TEMPLATES: With Grace & Gold


my favorite tools

TRACKING MILEAGE: MileIQ
EMAIL MARKETING: MailChimp
BIZ ORGANIZATION: Trello 
NOTETAKING: Cambridge Action Planner
TEMPLATES: CreativeMarket
EMAIL TRACKING: Streak for Gmai

SOCIAL MEDIA: Buffer + Tailwind
EMAIL: Google Apps for Work
CRM SYSTEM: HoneyBook
BOOKKEEPING SOFTWARE: QuickBooks
GRAPHICS PROGRAM: Adobe Creative Cloud
PRESS PITCHING: Two Bright Lights


my favorite gifts + goodies

CAMERA: Sony a5100
SUITCASE: Away Travel
HEADPHONES: Pixel Buds

SHOES: Rothy's
FUN GIFTS: Burgundy Fox
CLIENT GIFTS / THANK YOUS: Greetabl


Please note: All of these recommendations are folks that I know, love, and trust. However, my recommendation does not infer any kind of quality guarantee should you choose to hire them. You are still responsible for properly vetting contractors and making sure they fit your business and needs.

I update this list quarterly (most recent update was MARCH 2018) to make sure you're getting my most current recommendations.

Dannie Fountain