Lisa’s biz love list
Did you learn how to run an online biz
the hard and expensive way?
(Yeah, me too.)
That’s why I’m such a fan of business tools that are super-easy,
reasonably-priced and user-friendly for a technophobe like me.
Here are my recommendations of the BEST resources
that my team and I use on a daily basis.
These resources will save you time, money, energy
– and (most importantly) your sanity!
Liability insurance & business tools*. Alternative Balance offers liability insurance & business tools to health coaches/nutrition consultants, life coaches, yoga teachers, fitness instructors, Ayurvedic practitioners, beauty consultants, bodyworkers and more.
Learn more about Alternative Balance here.
Get your stylish stock photography here.
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Complete nutrition practice management platform.* Practice Better is a one-stop shop for health coaches and licensed medical providers to manage your practice online. It combines health records, client notes, meal planning software, appointment scheduling, invoicing, and more in a HIPAA-compliant, secure, cloud-based location. It’s a simple way to manage your clients and practice, and it’s also comprehensive, intuitive and affordable. I know the owner, Nathalie Garcia, personally and she’s definitely created a way to practice better!
Learn more about Practice Better here.
Online platform.* Simplero provides email marketing, billing/invoicing, course spaces, affiliate program, and member database services all rolled into one. I switched to Simplero a few years ago from another service because it’s WAY more affordable and they have excellent customer service – and I loved that it was created by Calvin Corelli, a fellow B-Schooler (who also later became a client).
Learn more about Simplero here.
WordPress hosting*. Flywheel makes your WordPress website run like a breeze with nightly backups, blazing-fast load times, WordPress-specific security, 100% free simple SSL, and an awesome support team full of WordPress experts.
Get Flywheel here.
Webinar provider.* Zoom is the best webinar tool out there. It allows you to have private “rooms” where you can see everyone’s lovely faces or huge “webinar” presentation formats. It’s a high definition video conferencing experience and inexpensive to sign up.
Sign up for Zoom here.
Calendar scheduler. You’ve used OnceHub (formerly ScheduleOnce) if you’ve booked a Legal Chat or Prep Call with me. OnceHub’s calendar sends reminders, converts time zones, allows multiple event types (for both you and your team) and offers customizable branding and text.
And it connects to your Google calendar or iCal seamlessly. And it’s
HIPAA-compliant! I love it!
Sign up for OnceHub here.
Collaboration hub. My Chief Operations Officer + Lead Coach Heather & I are loving Slack! It’s a great place for team project discussions (organized into channels with hashtags) and where information is searchable and always at your fingertips. And the best part? It’s FREE.
Check out Slack here.
Need help on the tech side? Terra Milo is a Technology Teacher and Marketing Strategist who has created DIY instructional videos (exclusively for my clients!) about how to hook up your legal documents to your site. She can also teach you 1-to-1 so you can feel more tech savvy as you launch your business and spread your mission in the world.
Learn more about Terra’s services here.
Microphone. This Yeti Blue Microphone is what I use to record my podcast. It is the ultimate USB mic for professional recording for audio recordings, course trainings, podcasts and more! It’s old-school so you feel like you are in a radio station studio (minus the headphones, electronics and producers) – and it’s got 4 settings for high-quality sound no matter what you’re recording.
Learn more about the Yeti Blue microphone here.
Business cards*. Moo prints the BEST business cards out there. Easy to design and print yourself or choose from their designs. Excellent quality which is so important. And they come with little love notes from the company. I’ve ordered from them at least 5 times and love them.
Learn more about the Moo cards here.
Graphics. If you’re not a graphic designer but love creating quotes and images, Canva is for you. Create beautiful designs with their drag and drop features – and now Canva for Work lets you – and your team! – save templates, brand colors, and logos to save time and create consistency.
Get Canva here.
Video e-mails. Send quick video e-mail messages to clients and friends instead of typing them with BombBomb. It’s super-simple to sign up and it integrates with your e-mail provider so you can record, send and go!
Record video e-mails with BombBomb here.
Transcription service*. A convenient app with a built-in audio recorder that you can use without worrying about quality or reliability. It’s a quick way to transcribe audio or video recordings to text. I love it for recording ideas on the fly that I later turn into enewsletters and DIY Legal Templates.
Learn more about Rev.com here.
SimpliSafe* – SimpliSafe has been my security system to protect my home office – whole home! – from intruders, fires, theft and more. I love that I can watch live camera feed 24/7 and their interactive monitoring shows me on the app which doors and windows have been opened. Plus, if your alarm goes off, they call you immediately and send priority dispatch for a faster police response (like when we were at the Boston airport and our fire alarm went off, SimpliSafe sent the fire department over, reassured us everything was fine, and saved the day! )
Learn more about SimpliSafe here (and get 40% off of a new Simplisafe system plus receive a free indoor camera.)
Privacy protection*. Care about protecting your privacy? Yeah, me too. I learned recently that when someone Googles you or your family, data brokers are selling your personal info to vendors and on the dark web. Is it possible to have your data removed? Yes. A lot of it. I signed up with Delete Me to remove my info from search engines and third party sites. In the first month, they’ve removed 70 listings and info from 44 data brokers. I already feel better. They remove info every 3 months and send you reports.
Learn more about Delete Me here.
Use these resources and watch your free time & income go up
– and your biz stress go down.
* All of these resources I highly recommend – after all, I use each of them in my business every day.
If you sign up through my referral links with the asterisks, I may receive credit or commissions for your purchase, and I thank you in advance.