Business Resources to Purchase during the 2018 Holiday Sale Weekend
When it comes to running your business, there are a lot of things to have in mind to keep it moving at a wonderful pace, and a lot of the expenses can add up. So, we’ve got you covered with a curated list of items that are on sale to help to make running your business easier!
There are a lot of different sales happening the next few days, and we wanted to put together a list of things that you could purchase for your business of products and services that we know are beneficial to running your business.
We use every single one of these programs shown to run the Society for Creative Founders, and the majority of them listed below are having holiday sales!
Every single one of these businesses is a 100% tax write-off (well, with the exception of Woven Pear, ha!) so especially as the year is winding down and you’re looking at your expenses overall, please keep this in mind.
Also, it is important to note that a few of the programs shown contain affiliate links, which means that we may receive a small commission by clicking on the links included, at no additional cost to you. See our full disclosure policy here. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our business running, so that we can continue to provide tips, tools, and education for you! ;)
Ready to dive in to the goodness that this weekend can hold for your business purchases? Continue reading below!
When it comes to taking care of your business, your financials have got to come first. Spreadsheets, once you get used to them, can be your absolute best friend in learning where your money is going and how to keep track of it all. Whether you are an Etsy seller who is needing to keep track of things or you simply need to learn the cost of pricing your goods, Janet has a spreadsheet ready to go for you so that you don’t need to create it on your own. Visit the Paper + Spark Shop here!
In addition, Janet just released the 2019 Goal Getting Guidebook for Makers, where she’ll help you to break your financial goals down into sales, expense, and orders goals, and then continue to work backwards until you are left with a detailed, actionable roadmap to guide your day to day work.
Client Management System: Dubsado
Dubsado is having a Black Friday sale through November 27th, and they just released their new scheduling tool to be included with their program as well! They are an incredible CRM company that you can use to coordinate your lead management, quotes, contracts, invoices, quotes, automations, accounting, and so much more, to make working with your clients that much easier. We can not recommend them enough. Sign Up for your Trial HERE!
Contracts for any and all projects: The Contract Shop
The Contract Shop is having an incredible sale, including 40% off all contracts, 30% off workbooks, and 20% off their courses!
On the contract side of things, we can not express enough how important it is to include these. When you’re working with clients, you want to make sure you are protected and good to go, and that your clients and customers feel that they are protected as well. These are a few of our go-to contracts that are currently available:
We love reading Belong Mag and look forward to every new issue that comes out! Belong Mag is having a 40% off sale with code BELONG40 where you can purchase past printed issues along with prints, tees, and our favorite, the classic “you belong” mug. Shop here!
Ship easier with Stamps.com
We use this company to ship out packages as they are needed, and schedule a pickup from USPS so that we don't ever have to step foot into the post office. If you sign up for an account with them through the link provided, enter the code C-5JTB-S7Z, and you will get a $100 offer which includes a digital scale and $45 in printing credits. Input the code here to receive the offer above!
Additionally, Amazon is having incredible sales all weekend long!
We have set up an Amazon store which has grouped together shipping supplies, desk supplies, office supplies, favorite business book reads, and more! You know that book that you meant to read or the one shipping supply you need quickly that you can’t remember? Simply bookmark our store and you’ll have one less thing to remember.
Our favorite tools that we suggest purchasing on Amazon in particular are:
The Dymo LabelWriter 4xl - never cut + tape shipping labels again!
The Scotch ATG Gun - this is the tool that I use to line each and every envelope liner beautifully. It is one of those business tools that once you use it once, you’ll never want to use anything else!
Backdrop Stand - if you’ll be participating in a bridal show or a craft show and are looking for a stand that is easy to put up and break down, you’ll want to look into this backdrop stand in particular!
On that same note, we’ve curated a collection of Product Displays that you’ll find incredible handy - from display stands to linens and hooks to display your products, find all of those in our Product Display section of our shop here!
We use Haute Stock for the majority of our images, including the one shown above! They have a Cyber Weekend sale happening where you can receive an annual membership for $100 off of the normal price, for only $199 for a year! The amount of images that are included is incredible, along with how often they add new collections makes it easy for you to have images to share what you are working on for your business.
Whether it’s a flatlay or a laptop, a stationery display or even gift display like the one shown to the right, there are so many images to choose from that you’ll be covered with choices to match your brand! Sign up here!
When it comes to keeping track of all of your business everything money related, we use Quickbooks. In an instant, you can pull up a Profit + Loss Statement, see how your expenses are looking for the year, and even send something to your accountant if you have questions as to how it should be tagged. When it comes to your taxes and keeping track of all things business money, Quickbooks is something to have set up for your business that is widely preferred by accountants all across the US.
Right now, they’re having a Black Friday Sale (but only through 11/25!) where you can save up to 70% off when you create an account with them. Learn more here!
Also, yes, this. No, this is not necessarily a system for use for your business, but I couldn’t close out this post without including it ….on a personal note, if I’m not rocking Rothy’s or Tieks when shoes are necessary, I work in socks every single day, and Woven Pear are my absolute favorites. They are super soft, have a reinforced toe and heel and let’s face it … their patterns are just FUN. For this weekend, they have 25% off everything and different deals every day … including each and every pear BOGO for Friday, and up to 65% off other sale styles as well!
Find the two patterns shown to the right, along with so many others which will be happiness for your feet from the moment you put them on RIGHT HERE!
Of course, we had to include our own Holiday Sale in here for you to be able to receive as well! Our Community is an incredible place where we hold monthly classes, have daily conversations, and have a Resource Library for you filled with a plethora of resources available to you. Community Memberships are normally $249 per year, but we’re discounting it 20%, bringing it to $200 for an Annual Membership, with no code needed! (that brings an Annual Membership down to only $16/month!)
Additionally, all prints in the Shop are Buy One, Get One Free! No code needed for this either, we’ll automatically ship two of the same prints to you for the price of one. Although technically, this is a Buy one Get one Sale, we’re thinking of it as a buy one, gift one. Because it’s the holiday season, and we know that your friends will love the prints in our shop too!
Our 2018 Holiday Sale is on now through Monday, November 26th. If you have questions, contact us here!
Also, remember to shop the Gift Guide between now and December 13th!
And of course, we couldn’t close out this post without mentioning the Gift Guide available on our site! If you are wanting to shop small this weekend, please consider supporting the Small business owners who are featured in this years 2018 Gift Guide! We wanted to include this in this post as a reminder, so that you have somewhere that you can look for a plethora of gift ideas this holiday season.
Whether you are looking for seasonal stationery, home and wall decor, mugs, apparel, or planners, our Gift Guide contains gifts for everyone on your list! With 40 different small businesses showcasing over 100 different products, every single one makes a difference for small businesses across the world.
Shop the Gift Guide HERE!
There you have it! We hope that you find this list incredibly helpful and that you are able to purchase the business resources you need at the price you like in the next few days! We’ll be continuing to add to this post as we find more sales happening for business resources, so be sure to check back to this post often!
What other business services have you heard about that are having sales this holiday weekend?
Share them with us below, and happy shopping!