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Tools for Small Business

Please note: Some recommended services below contain affiliate links. This means that Hemlock Strategy and Design may receive a small commission if you decide to purchase a paid service. You will not pay more for the service.

I use these products every day, they are my go-to solutions!

Email Provider

Looking for a platform for your branded email and provide all the work tools needed in your daily business life? I love using Google Workspace. I use the Business Starter package. At $6 per month, I find it well worth the use of a branded email, all of the Google tools such as Docs, Sheets, cloud storage in Drive, Meets, Forms and more. I know I’ve just scratched the surface in making Google Workspace work for my small business!

Email Marketing

I recommend MailChimp for basic address collection to build your email marketing list. The starter account is free, you have the option to build a landing page to provide a space to collect email addresses and you are off to the races!

For those looking for a little more, I recommend ConvertKit. This service houses your email list and provides the ability to have multiple automations, forms, and broadcasts in an INTUITIVE, visual format.

Website Legal Terms

It can be overwhelming for those of us who aren’t lawyers to develop the legal terms required for websites. That’s where Termly.io comes in. Answer a questionnaire about how you will conduct business online and Termly will provide you a Privacy Policy for free! Upgrade for additional services. 

Website Hosting Platform

I personally use Siteground for my websites. Their support team is quick and friendly, the interface is intuitive, and doesn’t feel overwhelming to those just learning server navigation.

Starter level graphics & images

I started with Canva years ago and continue to use the platform for creating images and social media collateral. The free version provides many great templates and fonts. Creating graphics and properly-sized images just got easier!

Your turn!

What are your must-have tools for your online business? What tools are you searching for that we can collaborate on?
Send me a note! erin@hemlockstrategy.com