Recommended Resources

Proven. Recommended. Value for Money.

Online Resources That Can Improve Your Productivity (and Profitability)

As a business consultant and an entrepreneur who works online for many of my own business ventures, I am often asked for recommendations of resources and online business tools that will make life easier for the business owner. I encourage everyone to use the free tools you can get on the internet. However, it is not always going to be possible to get everything free. Many products do not give you access to all their features in the free version and you have to pay to access the “extras”.

A few of the service providers (not the majority) included in this Guide will pay us a commission for the referral.  As a Chartered Accountant, I will NOT list something purely because of the commission.  I have my reputation and my integrity to maintain. This list therefore includes many products where I do not receive anything for the recommendation.

The service you will receive from the supplier and the price you will pay will be the same whether you purchase the products via our link or not. And, where we have a referral commission, sometimes you end up paying less! Therefore, I ask that you use our or our client’s affiliate links provided in this Guide rather than go directly to the supplier’s own website. My principal income is not derived from affiliate commissions.

Below are a list of just 5 of the most essential tools. For a full list, download the PDF which lists all of the most useful list of tools. It has taken us many hours of research and browsing to find these tools that we now use.  Save yourself the time and don’t try to reinvent the wheel.  The summary on the PDF list the category and the business tool. A more detailed description together with the links to the relevant websites are listed in the relevant sections in the PDF.

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I have just 2 go-to wordpress themes when it comes to building my websites. Which one you use will very much depend on the purpose of your website. Both offer exceptional value for money.

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DISC assessments can help you recruit the ideal team member for your business, rise to your leadership potential and build better teams. If you want to grow and work together better with others, then this is your first step. For me, its a non-negotiable.

QuickBooks is the ideal small business accountingsoftware for small to mid-sized business owners. It’s affordable, easy to use, and as a cloud-based software, it is always up-to-date with the latest features and security updates.

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VFM (Value for Money) is good, FREE is better (provided the benefits are not compromised). The eBook does not include any of the “common apps” that most people already use e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Youtube, Facetime, Whatsapp, TikTok, Google Docs, iMessage, etc.


I have personally checked out the software and I am currently using or have used it myself.


I am happy with the service or support provided by the provider.  Having great software or program isn’t worth much if you can’t get hold of the provider or developer when you’re stuck.


Their product is so awesome I am prepared to put up with the terrible customer service (which I will hopefully never have to use!)