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You've got momentum...

Now it's time to grow your business!

 
 

What is the Developing Stage?

You’ve got people on your email list, paying clients and/or paying customers, and you’re doing it all yourself.

As a business in the Developing Stage, you’re all about growth!

You're focused on growing your revenue, email list, brand awareness, and team.

As you continue to develop your business, you should start investing more in to your business.

Hire your first team member. Set up systems and processes. Start creating products your audience loves.

Once you’re further along in this stage, you can also start upgrading!

Invest in software that helps your business run more efficiently and strategically.

Reach your goals faster with done-for-you tools and templates that streamline every to-do.

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Annual, Quarterly, and Weekly Planning Spreadsheets

Keep your revenue goals, launch timelines and content milestones up-to-date, all in one place.

Business Statistics Tracking Spreadsheets

Measure your business-building efforts at a glance, no more guesswork.

Custom ConvertKit Email Templates

Loving ConvertKit, but not loving the standard, bland email templates that come with it? 

 

Asana HQ

Set up an online headquarters for your business and life with this self-study course, and learn my signature system for getting more done with Asana.

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Square Your Site

Skip the designer wait lines. Get a website that works AND converts in a matter of hours, no Photoshop required!

The Tools and Resources You Need

Let the tech-stress stop here! Stop worrying about which software or company to use to build your business with. Here are my favorite companies that I use and recommend for businesses in the Defining Stage!

Please note, some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to make free content. I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you for your support!

 

Namecheap

One of the first things you need to do as a new business owner is buy a domain name for your business. I use and recommend Namecheap for buying domains. 

 

G Suite

G Suite, formally known as Google Apps for Work, is a must have tool for all businesses! G Suite gives you access to Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, and others. I use G Suite to manage my calendar, store all of my files, email back and forth for business purposes, and so much more. Click the link below to start a free trial!

 

Squarespace

Squarespace is my recommendation for hosting and creating your website. Some of my favorite things about Squarespace: no plugins required, all inclusive hosting, modern and professional design, perfect for newbies and non-techy people, and you'll spend more time creating and less time stressing about the tech.

 
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Asana

Even though you're a solopreneur, you still need a place to plan out your goals, projects, and tasks. I recommend you use Asana as your project management software! It is free for up to 15 members and so easy to use. I couldn't imagine running my business without Asana!

 

LastPass

Never forget a password again with LastPass! Even though you may not be sharing passwords with team members quite yet, you should start saving your passwords to LastPass for a few reasons: so you never forget your passwords, you can generate secure passwords, and to make it easy to share once you do have team members! Plus, LastPass is free! If you click the link below to get 1 month free of LastPass premium.

 

ConvertKit

I recommend you use ConvertKit to create an email list for your business. If I had to summarize ConvertKit in one word, it would be “smart.” I love working with an email provider that does exactly what I need it to do, without any fuss or frustration. It ticks all the boxes of what I need to keep my email marketing on point and my audience always wanting more. Click the link below to try ConvertKit for 30 days!

 
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Thinkific

If you're going to sell digital products, I recommend you use Gumroad. It is easy to use, affordable, easy to setup, and provides a great customer experience! 

 

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The Tools and Resources You Need

Now that your business is growing, it is time to start improving and upgrading your system. Here are my favorite companies that I use and recommend for businesses in the Developing Stage!

Please note, some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to make free content. I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you for your support!

 

ConvertKit

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Thinkific

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Asana

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G Suite

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LastPass

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Slack

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SmarterQueue

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Deadline Funnel

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Proof

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Interact

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Ready to learn more?

Check out the blog posts I've written that are geared specifically for businesses in the Developing Stage!