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Helpful Apps, Blogs & Books For Creative Business Owners & Bloggers

11:26 AMKathryn Curling



I took the weekend off so I'm bit behind on the Feel Good Blogging challenge. So sue me. haha.
 
I've been compiling a list of helpful & life changing resources for creative business owners and bloggers for quite some time now, with the intention of sharing with you all. Today's challenge was the perfect opportunity to put it out there.  I've known for quite some time now that my ultimate goal has been to "quit my day job" and start my own business. I've done tons of reading and researching the how's, the whats and the why's of it all. It's scary and exhilarating taking the plunge so I'm happy to share some of the incredible blogs, apps, books and people that have pep talked, inspired and taught me along the way.

Apps - These are random apps that have come in handy so often! Whether your keeping up with hours, making lists or blogging, these apps have really enhanced my work flow and creativity!

Any.do - I love making lists, and so far this is my favorite. I like that it syncs with you account online so that you can access it from your computer or phone.
What The Font -  Imagine seeing a cool sign or lettering on a book. This app let's you take a picture of the fonts and helps you identify them!
Scanner Pro - How many times have you needed something scanned but didn't have access to a scanner?
Fax Burner - Need to fax said scanned documnet? lol Another handy office function. If you are a freelancer or you work from home, a fax machine may not be in your budget.  This comes in handy!

Blogs - These are blogs and people that I follow on a weekly basis for business, marketing and design inspiration, advice and tutorials.

Alex Beadon (of course!)
Braid Creative
Marie Forreleo
 Love Grows Design

 
Books - If you are business owner, blogger or freelancer, all of these books are incredible. From advice about financial issues to creative exercises and inspiration these books are absolutely a must!

1. Creative Inc
2. How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul
3. My So Called Freelance Life
4. Grow Your Handmade Business
5. The Handmade Marketplace
6. The Anti 9 To 5 Guide 

Do you have any blogs, books or resources that you'd recommend? I'm always on the look out for new and inspiring things!

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