Resources

Here are some resources to make life a little easier, give you good industry information, and to help you be a more creative and inspired leader.

Apps

Canva – create professional looking graphics for events, social media posts and more. There’s a free and fee based version.

Planoly – this is an instagram scheduler. After you’ve edited your photos, upload them and arrange them they way you like. You can even store hashtags!

Facebook and Messenger – Make sure you have both on your mobile devices. Facebook private messages will appear in the Messenger app.

Instagram – The only way to post is on your mobile device.

What to get in your inbox

Business of Fashion – www.businessoffashion.com This is a paid subscription but totally worth it if your in the fashion and beauty industries.

Who What Wear – www.whowhatwear.com Style and Trend blog that has great titles for their articles that will inspire your own email marketing content. Plus there’s just great, fun info.

Steve Dennis – www.stevenpdennis No non-sense, tell it like it is retail knowledge and insight. He “has over 30+ years of experience as a strategic advisor, board member, general manager and C-level executive at two Fortune 500 retailers. He has worked with dozens of retail, luxury, technology and social impacts brands to inspire, catalyze and design more remarkable and profitable growth strategies.”

Marie TV – www.MarieForleo.com For entrepreneurial mindset and inspiration.

Website Development

Done for You: Jsquared will not only build your website, they’ll make sure you have the most important components and will teach you how to update it on your own. Because they use WordPress you’ll have more flexibility with the design and features. If you want your website done right and fast this is the way to go. For more information: https://j-squared.ca/fast-online-store/ 

Done by You: If you have the time and prefer to roll up your sleeves and do it on your own, Shopify is a great option. They have nice templates, will handle check out, you can print shipping labels right from their site and track your inventory. There are free and paid themes plus a monthly fee to host your site. Because you’ll be using their templates you’re constrained to what they offer in each.

Podcasts

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Savvy Shopkeeper Retail Podcast

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

Books

“Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown

“The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield

“Start with Why” by Simon Sinek

“The Vision Driven Leader” by Michael Hyatt

“Everything is Figureoutable” by Marie Forleo

“Superfans” by Pat Flynn

“The Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek