Working Solo Toolkit

Welcome to your toolkit! We’ve put together a wonderful collection of online resources to help solo entrepreneurs (or people considering becoming one) be the most successful in their enterprise.

Broken into 5 sections, you will find free phone apps, software and links to tools that the Pros use everyday.

1. Tools for Productivity

Wunderlist

Wunderlist makes it easy to get things done. Collaborate lists and real time syncing are just a few of its many features that make itself of the best phone free apps for now and 2016.

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Google Calendar

Save time and track the most important events with Google’s free online calendar. Easily syncs with your phone or other calendars such as Apple’s iCal. Share with others and never miss an appointment again.

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Smartsheets

Imagine having all your notes in one place? Smartsheet is there for you. Hit the ground running and share your work with other team members or clients. 

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2. Tools for Creativity & Design

Canva

Make designing simple and spend more time being creative. This free graphic design & photo editing app is a simple & intuitive alternative to the large, bulky Adobe Creative Suite. A recently released app for the iPad makes this something you will want to have now and 2016.

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Infogr.am

Forget Microsoft Excel, make interactive and engaging charts and graphs on the go. Limited free-access allows you to see the power behind this upcoming tool for 2016.

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Blender

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

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3. Tools for Safety & Wellness

Pedometer

Most of us carry our phones on our body all day while we work or relax. Why not make use of the built-in GPS and track our daily footsteps?. This free app does just that. Remember: regular exercise leads to many positive health changes and being healthy means a lot.

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MyFitnessPal

Studies have shown keeping a journal is a healthy way to keep your mind active. Combine that with the world’s largest nutrition and calorie database and you have MyFitnessPal. A free app to help you lose weight, stay in shape and be happy.

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Weather Underground

Providing local & long range weather forecast. Be sure to stay on top of reports for extreme conditions to keep you and your family safe.

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4. Marketing Tools

Divi

Credited as “the most powerful WordPress theme ever” this showcase theme by Elegant Themes comes packed with hundreds of controls and dozens of pre-made layouts. Make your website stand out. Live demos available now. 

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MailChimp

The easiest solution to sending better email. Manage contacts, send emails and track results. MailChimp currently offers a free plan of 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month! Grow your business and do it for free.

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Hootsuite

#1 platform for managing social media now and in 2016. Hootsuite helps you generate leads and grow your audience giving you more time to focus on your product. Sign up for free today and reap all the benefits!

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5. Tools for Entrepreneurship

Freshbooks

This cloud-based accounting software is designed specifically for owners of small client-service businesses to send invoices and get paid for their expertise. Free Trial with no contract or obligation to continue. Save time billing and get paid faster.

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Shake

Most of us do not understand the technicalities of legal agreements. Shake helps small business owners and entrepreneurs by taking the complexity out and making it simple and convenient. Free to use non-disclosure agreements, freelance/hire contracts, buy or sell agreements and more.

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Meetup

Networking is probably the most important aspect of working solo. Meetup helps connect people with shared interests. Find one or start one today.

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