for small businesses
Books, Things, Podcasts, Etc… That I use, listen to, or that have offered me inspiration in my journey as a business owner. (some items are affiliate links)
My Favorite notebook
I love digital task management (I use the app things), but it’ll never replace a notebook and pen for me. These Northbooks notebooks are both beautiful and functional, they lay flat, have simple beautiful design, and I write notes from meetings, random thoughts, and all my daily tasks.
Building a Story Brand
Donald Millers style of writing is easy to both read and comprehend and Storybrand does an excellent job of explaining a framework for telling the story of your business in a way that makes it as easy as possible for people to understand your business and support it. A great book.
BEST EMAIL MARKETING PLATFORM
I know Mailchimp is free, but it’s clunky, and once you hit 1000 people on your email list, it’s not free. For most small business Flodesk is amazing, it’s cheaper than alternatives, easier to use, and allows you to easily create amazing looking emails. It’s the Squarespace of Email marketing.
The thing that gives my work meaning is the people. It's always been that way, and if I had to guess, I bet it'll always be that way. Relationships are at the very top of my list of values, and naturally when I picked up a camera and started clicking away, my work...
I met Brandi and Matt a couple of years ago, not too long after I had moved to Boise. I've always enjoyed them both, they're kind and down to earth and both such encouraging and loving people. They own two magazines in town, and I always enjoyed meeting up with them...
I'm always so excited to see new cafe's open in Boise. Before I started my business I worked in a cafe in the Portland area, and now (well, pre-covid) I basically use a few different cafe's in Boise as my office (so I still "work in cafe's, so needless to say, a good...