Welcome to the AllTopStartups Resources section, a curated list of the tools, websites, guides, and books I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your business. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my business (the tools we use on AllTopStartups).
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SITEGROUND: For website hosting
All of my niche websites are hosted on SiteGround. Why? Because they make it incredibly easy to get a new site up and running with their one-click automatic WordPress Blog installation.
You can use your SiteGround account to host multiple domains—no need to pay more for hosting when you’re ready to start another website. Also, they provide outstanding customer service. Their experts are happy to chat when you need help immediately.
I highly recommend using SiteGround for your website.
GETSITECONTROL: A versatile tool for optimizing website conversions.
GetSiteControl is an easy-to-use set of smart widgets for website optimization.
Perfect widgets for your website: surveys, email opt-in forms, contact forms, popups, follow, share buttons and live chats – all in one place!
FRESHBOOKS makes accounting easy, fast and secure.
FreshBooks is one of the best accounting cloud solutions for small business owners. FreshBooks automates daily accounting activities namely invoice creation, payment acceptance, expenses tracking, billable time tracking and financial reporting.
THINKIFIC: An all-in-one platform for selling courses from your own website
Thinkific makes it easy for independent experts and companies to quickly create, market, and deliver stunning courses on their own sites.
Whether your goal is to educate your customers, to sell courses to earn revenue or to simply grow your brand and engage your audience, Thinkific makes it easy.
Tools for launching from scratch
When it comes to business, every one of them wants to have success. This success might just be achieving a certain goal, making a financial sum of money or having a company that sustains itself for a long period of time. Whatever the plan for the business, it’s always useful to continue learning about how to run it successfully.
It’s not often one gets to understand what goes on behind the scenes in a business partnership but the team at so-sure wanted to do just that; they asked the co-founders of the UK’s top startups based on their experience, what advice would they give to entrepreneurs wanting to run a business with someone else.
Many people have a presumption that it is difficult to start an online business due to lack of money. However, thanks to economy of scale, prices for online venture necessities like web hosting and Internet data have dwindled significantly.
Starting an online store is a big commitment. Sure, it’s easy to get a website running, but you must also account for marketing, inventory, and maintenance, among many other things, if you want your business to be successful.
Launching a business is tough. Promoting it is even harder. Luckily, the emergence of social media and search engines have thrown open a variety of low-cost, high impact marketing techniques that can help you market your business even on a tight budget.
Books That Will Inspire You
This is my newest book.
At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts — from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making — that explain why some people and companies get so much done.
Based on the authors’ experience and new research with 1,500 organizations, the book reveals how companies are using the new rules of AI to leap ahead on innovation and profitability, as well as what you can do to achieve similar results.
Chris’s book is a sweet blend of The 4-Hour Work Week (but more realistic), and Rework (but more actionable). Chris shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.