Oh hey, curvy bosses!
The Curvy Fashionista was founded almost 10 years ago (can you believe it?!), and in that time the TCF team has tried quite a few business tools.
In this roundup post, I’ve included 8 biz tools that we use here at TCF, as well as some favorites for specific industries.
1. Liquid Web Hosting
Real Talk: The Curvy Fashionista gets tens of thousands visitors a day (and sometimes hundreds of thousands) visitors. All that web traffic is a blessing, of course, but it can create some serious problems with web hosting.
The folks over at Liquid Web Hosting have helped us through site changes and redesigns, and their team members really are the most “The Most Helpful Humans In Hosting™.”
Back in the day, we used to use Google Sheets for project management and to track where articles were in the revision process, and like, 3 different tools to schedule posts to social media, and ANOTHER platform to measure metrics.
CoSchedule combines all of this, and their different product packages make it affordable no matter what level your biz is at.
Ah, email marketing. For those of you signed up for our TCF newsletter (which you totally should be!) we send emails out through MailChimp. They make saving templates super easy, and offer different views of metrics, depending how deep your “info deep dive” needs to be.
Y’all! Professional biz babes need to have company specific emails (ie YourName@CompanyName.com). I love gmail, and I especially love them because they charge $5/month for professional emails – and they have a literal suite of tools to help your team collaborate.
Sometimes, TCF partners aren’t set up to receive docs via G-Suite, so we use DropBox. We also love the platform for providing good storage options for photo and video collateral.
If you’re a business that creates a lot of written content, you NEED PublishPress. This tool cuts down significantly on emails. Instead of having to email their editor that a piece is ready, a TCF writer can alert them automatically within our WordPress website.
We also love their calendar feature, as it helps us figure out when to schedule posts, and move posts around instantly – keeping up with breaking news in plus size fashion and the plus size community.
7. Who Moved My Cheese
This tiny book packs a punch for business owners. A globalized world changes quickly, and the TCF team references this book often when trying new ventures – like the TCF Cruise!
8. Office Decor
In her Facebook Lives, you may notice that Marie has the cahhhh-utest office decor! The TCF team works remotely, and we love finding cute items for our home offices at ModCloth and Target.
What about you, bossbabe? What biz tools are we missing out on that we need to check out right NOW? Tell us below in the comments.