Look at the sweet spot diagram and take time to work out yours.
FundRazr (the fund-raising application for Facebook that the company I cofounded built).
Viewsy geo-targeting and location-based service for retailers.
Leadpages build landing page for your offer.
Mist.io B2B service to manage and monitor your virtual machines
Fitbit and Apple Watch — wearable technologies that bring real-time
sharing and connection into everything we do, anytime, anywhere.
CLYC has produced the first digital bicycle lock.
Google Wallet for digital online payments.
Trustev is a real-time online verification for shopping online that uses social fingerprinting technology.
Roger Hamilton, Fast Forward Your Business.
Shoutem and Bizness Apps, mobile app-making tools.
iBuildApp is a fully functional platform allowing you to create a catalogue,
a magazine, or an iPad app.
Newsstand is a service provided by Apple to allow you to easily deliver magazine and newspaper content via free or paid subscription.
Magzter offers a service similar to Newsstand but focuses on foreign
titles and the growing base of Android-based tablets.
Kindle Direct Publishing allows you to self-publish your book quickly and easily on the Kindle Store.
Google Fiber is an Internet and cable solution.
YouTube lets you start with a YouTube channel and broadcast yourself.
Animoto is a great tool that takes your photos and videos and turns them into professional videos.
Ezvid and Screencast allow you to both record your screen and edit the video.
PayPal’s app lets you send and receive payments from your mobile.
PayPal Here has a card reader and turns your smartphone into a credit card payment processor, too.
Square has really led the way on the payments front.
Square Terminal turns your iPad into a cash register.
iZettle offers an app to install and a miniature card reader.
Venmo is a mobile payment service owned by PayPal.
Bitcoin digital online currency.
Ethereum is an open source cryptocurrency.
“Create Awesome Online Courses” by David Siteman Garland.
Futurists and big picture thinkers: Ray Kurzweil (technology), Khan
Academy (education), Virgin Galactic (space travel), Oliver Bussmann (the global workforce), and Dr. Gene Robinson (global climate).
Google Everything—Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar,
Google Apps—emails, online shared documents, drafts, forms, and scheduling.
PayPal business or premium account lets you link your bank account and credit card.
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or
blog and manage your online content.
Namecheap or WP Engine—where you can buy a domain name, host
your website, and back it up.
Matthew Kimberley, author of How to Get a Grip.
Upwork is your go-to online workforce communities for hiring competent
Grasshopper as your virtual entrepreneur phone system people can
reach you on, complete with voice mail.
Skype Personal Number is a simple solution for your own number and
voice mail capability or Google Voice as an alternative.
Microsoft Office or OpenOffice—for all your writing and presentation
and spreadsheet needs.
NeatDesk designed to gain back both valuable office space and time lost searching for information in inefficient, outdated filing cabinets.
Google Drive cloud storage solution. AmazonS3 is an alternative.
Skype is great for video conference calls and group screen sharing.
Google Hangouts are a great way to hold live group calls.
Zoom is my favorite online meeting tool.
Shoeboxed lets you send receipts, business cards, and documents to them via postage-paid envelopes or camera-equipped smartphone.
FreshBooks is your financial accounting and invoicing system and is perfect for managing your clients and contractors.
Xero online accounting software is a web-based system for invoicing, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, and bookkeeping.
HostGator allows you to choose from a range of website hosting plans and deliver a variety of services.
ClickFunnels lets you build fantastic sales page.
Buffer is your all-in-one social media dashboard that allows you to post and schedule updates to multiple social media platforms.
MailChimp allows you to design and send beautiful emails, manage your subscribers, and track your campaign’s performance.
ConvertKit is your next step up for email marketing and conversions.
WiseStamp email signature tool that transforms your boring email into clever branding for your business.
e-Junkie lets you sell your digital products and programs for a $5 per month fee.
Gumroad lets you sell directly with a link.
Zoho CRM gives you a 360-degree view of your complete sales cycle and pipeline.
Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service software that takes customer
communication from anywhere.
Wufoo lets you create customized and branded professional feedback
forms and surveys. Google Forms does the job too, but with less pizazz.
Google Analytics for tracking critical website and traffic data.
HelloSign is great for creating, sending, and electronic signing of agreement and contracts within seconds.
Bidsketch allows you to customize proposals for clients (especially
freelancers), cutting down the time you spend preparing them and using digital delivery and sign-off.
HelloFax is a digital faxing solution from having to download attachments, print them, sign them, and fax them.
LastPass allows you to store all your passwords safely and securely in
Asana is a free project and team management tool that allows you to
create projects and track tasks.
Rapportive is a handy app that works right inside Gmail, giving you a report of who the person emailing is.
SaneBox takes unimportant emails out of your inbox.
Evernote allows you to organize your thoughts, web clippings, and notes into a handy cloud storage system that syncs across devices.
Calendly is a meeting- and appointment-scheduling software.
TimeDoctor is a productivity-tracking tool you install on your device.
InDinero is a real-time dashboard for your business’ finances.
Checkout my definitive list of tools page on my website that’s constantly being updated at SuitcaseEntrepreneur.com/tools.
Benny Hsu, GetBusyLivingBlog.com..
Jules Taggart, JulesTaggart.com.
Upwork outsourcing platform.
Jing and Zoom for online screen-sharing videos and meetings.
Kasia Zukowska, WPRockstar.net.
Tina Forsyth, author of Becoming an Online Business Manager and The Entrepreneur’s Trap
Slack brings all your communication together in one place.
“Rock Your Systems” mini-course is all about putting smart, simple systems in place in your business in under a week using the power trio of Asana, Google Drive, and Slack.
Virtual Staff Finder.
Jason Van Orden, JasonVanOrden.com.
Zendesk customer service platform.
HireMyMom.com is a popular site, particularly for those wanting office managers and assistants who are trustworthy.
99designs and CrowdSPRING for specific design work like websites, logos, and branding.
Fiverr.com community of freelancers doing small tasks for $5.
SlideShare presentation on my 2017 Painted Picture.
Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist.
Dan Andrews, My Tropical MBA.
The Travel Doctor for medical resources and vaccinations.
OneSimCard is an International SIM card with free incoming calls in 150 countries and outgoing calls priced from 25¢ and data from 20¢ per megabyte.
GoSim has international SIM cards from $19, with cheap calls from 29¢ per min. and data from 49¢ per megabyte, and with coverage in 185 countries.
WorldSIM allows you to make and receive international calls on your mobile without incurring expensive charges.
SpareOne, the only mobile phone that you can use anywhere in the world.
TripAdvisor for travel recommendations and planning.
Airbnb for good accommodation deals.
Lea Woodward, locationindependent.com.
italki.com for free language exchanges or very affordable private lessons.
Language Hacking Guide from Benny Lewis.
Duolingo is an app to learn a language.