Resources We Love

Welcome!

Because we think you’re fantastic, we wanted to provide you with some of our favorite things…

Our Blog

Yes, our blog is one of our favorite things, and hope it will turn out to be one of yours too.

Enlightening Experts

Here’s a list of some of our favorite leaders and experts to follow, listen to, and learn from.

Fantastic Freebies

These are designed to increase your knowledge and give you some strategic ways to grow your business!

Commendable Courses

These are some of the courses that we’ve used over the years to help get us where we are today.

Trusted Tools

They’ve served us and our other clients well, and believe they’ll do the same for you.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. We receive a small commission when you use them, but that’s not why they’re here.
We simply want to share as many ways to help as we can.

Click on any of the categories below to reveal our favorite tools – then just click on a picture to go to the site!

Social Media
postplanner
PostPlanner is an awesome place to come up with all kinds of content for your social media accounts
Hootsuite
Hootsuite will help you come up with great content to share via social media, schedule it, see it all on a calendar, manage multiple accounts and monitor them all. By far the best tool we have see for making management simple!
socialcast
Socialcast is social media for enterprise-level businesses. One stop shop for all you social media needs. (However, it is for bigger business, so using other tools may be more useful at first)
buffer
Buffer is a site that let’s you schedule on just about all the social media platforms except Instagram. and it’s functionality is super easy to use!
socialmention
Social Mention allows you to “listen” to the conversations that are happening online. You can just type in your topics, brand or keyword and Social Mention will return the results for you.
mardenkane
Marden Kane is your go-to agency for running contests on your Facebook Pages. If you’re looking for the done-for-you way of doing these contests, check them out!
scoopit
Scoop.it is a free social media curation site that will put many forms of content at your fingertips. If you are not quite ready for PostPlanner yet, Scoop.it is a happy middle ground.
Graphics
canva
Canva is an AMAZING tool! If you are not a designer, or graphics have always scared you- Canva makes the creation of beautiful graphics so simple and easy! I promise, anyone can use this tool!
recitethis
ReciteThis is a great tool to create quotes graphics of anything you choose – no designing needed!
picmonkey
PicMonkey lets you take on the role of a graphic designer, without having to have the same skills. PicMonkey makes it easy!
Website Tools and Marketing
webinarjam
Webinarjam is one of the best profit producing promotional strategies that you can use in your business is a live webinar. Gives you the most flexibility, convenience, and ease of monetizing your webinars than any other webinar platform out there.
godaddy
GoDaddy is a domain registration site. Buy domains, host your site, and they have tools to help you build it.
bluehost
Bluehost is a server hosting site, with truly amazing customer service and some of the best pricing around. Starting at just $3.95 a month, it is hard to beat.
aweber
Aweber exceeds when it comes to sending emails that get delivered and that you can customize easily. And their customer service is outstanding- what more could you ask for?
gravity
Gravity allows you to create beautiful forms – this is a tool for the ‘non programmer’. For those of us that need to point and click to make things happen – this is for you!
optmizely
Optimizely is perfect for A/B testing for your site and ads.
gumroad
Gumroad allows you to easily sell physical and digital goods such as music, videos, photos, e-books, PDF’s, or software online.
leadpages
LeadPages allows you to quickly and easily create professional looking landing pages to collect information from your potential customers. It’s flexible enough for nearly every business and they allow you to use it as a WordPress plug-in or host it on their servers.
optimizepress
OptimizePress is a WordPress Plugin and Theme that allows you to create quick, beautiful, professional, easily-integrated pages for your site, for sales, landing pages, launch funnels, authority blog sites, and even a membership portal! Lots of video tutorials make it easy, quick, and fun to use.
thrive
ThriveThemes is a conversion-focused platform that consists of themes and plugins to make your website convert more of your visitors into subscribers, customers, and clients! (It’s what we built SignificantlySuccessful.com and the SignificantAcademy.com on!)
wpengine
WP engine – “They”say that 80% of people who have to wait more than 3 seconds for a website to load…just won’t. For faster load times on any WordPress site, check out WP engine for your hosting. Why? Because they’re the speediest in the industry – AND they’ve got the best security. Because getting your site hacked would suck. Highly recommended.
wpcurve
WPCurve – If you have a WordPress site, you need this team behind you! They handle any and every problem you run across in WordPress. Their developers are available 24 x 7 x 365 to fix any small jobs, on the same day, and unlimited jobs starting at just $79/month. They’re great at response times and documenting everything they do so you can learn how not to make the same mistake again!
Productivity
DayDesigner
When you’re feeling pulled in a million directions, looking for clarity and trying to find balance, Day Designer® can help. Created with creative professionals, busy mamas, and girls-on-the-go in mind, the unique Day Designer® four-step daily planning system can bring order to chaos. The heart of Day Designer® is the daily planning page, featuring four key components: space for your top-three to-dos, a running to-do list, a robust schedule section, and a spot to record a daily gratitude.
asana
Asana is perfect for collaboration, and for making sure each task is assigned and idea is given a list. It helps with project management and keeping everyone on the same page. I love that you can have recurring tasks for your team so that nothing is left out. The app is actually simple to use for adding and completing tasks as well.
evernote
Evernote is one of our cannot-live-without-tools. It was inducted into the Apple “App Hall of Fame”, NY Times “Top 10 Must-Have Apps”, Winner: TechCrunch Crunchies, Mashable Award and the Webbys. Use Evernote to take notes, save interesting web pages, create to-dos and shopping lists, attach images and PDFs, and so much more. Then, watch as it all instantly synchronizes from your laptop or Mac to your smartphone, tablet and the Web, allowing you to find your ideas, lists or memories at any time from anywhere.
17hats
17hats is an all-in-one business system. From booking clients, to managing projects, to controlling your finances, with 17hats you have everything you need to manage your business and clients anytime, anywhere.
rapportive
Rapportive is an add-on for Firefox and Google Chrome that shows contact details and social connections inside your inbox.
scheduleonce
Schedule Once is an application to make scheduling online meetings and appointments super easy!
boomerang
Boomerang enhances your email experience. This app lets you send reminders to yourself to follow up, and you can even track the opens and clicks on links. It is a helpful (and free) tool for any business owner.
sanebox
Sanebox instantly organizes your entire email mailbox. And more importantly, you can keep it that way! If you’re swimming in emails from every shopping special and website along with vital emails from customers and clients, this is the tool for you!
Outsourcing
textbroker
Textbroker – Get someone else to do the writing for you!
upwork
Upwork allows you to hire a freelancer for any and everything (except your personal errands) like web developers, creatives, writers, virtual assistants, customer service agents and accountants.
contentauthority
The Content Authority allows you to get all your online content written for you, the way you want, from talented writers.
taskrabbit
TaskRabbit – This site specializes in getting your personal errands done!
fancyhands
Fancy Hands – Assistants based in the US that you can communicate with using any device at any time of the day!
iwriter
IWriter – Writing for anything you can think of. You will find some of the best freelance writers here.
callruby
Call Ruby – By far the best “answering service” out there. You can have professional answer the phone and direct the call. You can have them take messages and then email and/or text you the message as well.
99designs
99Designs – Get ideas for your logo from various people and award the prize money to the one you like best. You can ask for changes and edits, and work with talented designers until you get the results you want.
fiverr
Fiverr – All kinds of services here, starting at $5. And yes, you can get good work for just $5, but the good ones typically are backlogged for a few days to over a week. If you don’t have the patience, you can always pay a few bucks more to move to the front of the line though.
Writing and Content Creation
hemingwayapp
The Hemingway Editor for Mac and PC highlights common errors. Use it to catch wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated words.
scrivener
Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
libsyn
Libsyn is an app/site that helps you create podcasts and distribute them to your audience.
hangouts
Google Hangouts – It lets you speak to large audiences and record your sessions. A must-have tool for creating content!
meddle
Meddle.it is a topic generator, so you can see what your circle is talking about. You can find the hottest trends, hashtags and topics in your niche. Curated content – fantastic tool!
myspeed
MySpeed from Enounce.com speeds up or slows down online videos, like YouTube or Udemy. Good for speeding up to save time or slowing down to take notes.
copyscape
Copyscape is an online tool to be sure no one is copying (stealing!) your work or content.
Business Networking
meetup
MeetUp.com is an excellent spot to find or list local events. Search your business topics and see who else is near you that is interested in, or doing events with those topics/interests.
publishersmarketplace
Publisher’s Marketplace is a great place to meet professionals in your field, to find experts and to become an expert!
triberr
Triberr is a place to find people that have similar interests to you – a social networking site for professionals.
zabasearch
ZabaSearch is basically a giant database to search for specific professionals, or people with an expertise on certain topics.

Fastlane Forum enables you to connect with other business owners. bounce ideas off them and motivate each other.

Experts We Love

Dan Sullivan

Dan’s Strategic Coach program is who we turn to for guidance in our business.

Dan Sullivan is the founder and president of The Strategic Coach Inc.
A visionary, an innovator, and a gifted conceptual thinker, Dan has over 35 years’ experience as a highly regarded speaker, consultant, strategic planner, and coach to entrepreneurial individuals and groups.

Dan’s strong belief in and commitment to the power of the entrepreneur is evident in all areas of Strategic Coach® and its successful coaching program, which works to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential in both their business and personal lives.

He is the author of over 30 publications, including The Great Crossover, The 21st Century Agent, Creative Destruction, and How The Best Get Better®.

He is co-author of The Laws of Lifetime Growth and The Advisor Century.

Sally Hogshead

Sally is one of our ALL time Favorites. She teaches you how to build a business by showcasing your strengths.

Sally Hogshead believes the greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself.

World-class branding expert Hogshead has discovered a new way to measure how people perceive your communication. Find out what makes you intensely valuable to others, so the world will see you at your best.

Jason Womack

Productivity Expert

Jason can help you get more done, with less stress and a ton more freedom.
He has practical tips, secrets and ideas that are easy to use and apply.
Check out Jason’s book Your Best Just Got Better

Darren Hardy

Darren is the former editor of Success Magazine.

If you are looking for encouragement, real-life, heart focused advice, check out his daily short videos.

He’s helped us compound and multiply our success through small, consistent daily improvements.

Gabrielle Bernstein

Gabrielle is a next generation thought leader.

She is all about finding out how to move obstacles out of your way, to achieve your greatest success.

Courses We Love

Some of the links to suggested courses below are affiliates links.
But you can be confident in checking them out, as we do not believe in promoting anything we haven’t used (and loved) ourselves.

The Freedom Plan

Natalie Sisson is known as the Suitcase Entrepreneur.
She will guide you through her series on creating the perfect day, and a business meant to be
small enough to leave, and travel the world.

(She is from Australia so she is fun to listen to, as well!)

The Swirl Effect

swirl-effect

How to swirl your hidden passions + professional expertise into a fascinating personal brand –
and a life + career that you love.

The Persuasion Hacks Lab

persuasion-hacks
The best course on writing amazing copy
and getting real results.

Elite Blog Academy

elite-blog
How to blog for profit without losing your soul.

This is course is all about building a blog
that makes money, without making you feel like
the “icky sales person type”.

Connect with Influencers

connect-with-influencers

Increase your income by building relationships with influencers, VIP’s and top performers,
even if you hate networking.

Small Business Bodyguard

sm biz bodyguard

Rachel Rodgers is an amazing attorney
that has created a program to be sure that your small business is protected in every possible way.

She understand the limited time and knowledge that most small businesses have and puts all the “legal-ese” into digestible and easy to use pieces.

Community Love Fest

love fest
Learn how to use Facebook groups to grow your business and build solid relationships with Jordanna Jaffe.