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We’re Joann & Kyle.
We are brick-and-mortar business owners that have been in your shoes. One of the tricks is knowing the right tools and vendors to use. That’s why we made a place where you can find all our faves in one place.
Our commitment to you is that we will always go first. We experiment with what works and what doesn’t and then report back with honest recommendations on what you need so you can create a profitable brick and mortar you absolutely love.
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Having an Email Service Provider allows you to connect with your customers to build a long-term relationship, inform on events and sales, and even capture sales. Flodesk allows you to send beautiful emails with their easy-to-use templates. You can even build checkout pages to sell products/services online. Check it out!
We have tested a TON of SEO companies and Orbit Local is far and away the best for getting your brick-and-mortar location visible online. They can build a customized website, boost your Google My Business page, and provide locally targeted SEO to ensure your business is in front of your target market.
A customer loyalty program is a game changer for retaining customers. After trying multiple platforms, TapMango is by far our favorite as it not only has text and email capabilities, but also has functionality to build an online store and a custom mobile app.
DripDrop Marketing is not your average direct mail marketing. They provide beautiful, attention grabbing plastic post cards that are proven to stand out in your customers mail box. Drive traffic to your location while DripDrop does all the heavy lifting.
Gusto makes payroll simple and easy! Pay your employees with a few clicks, integrate with time tracking software, provide benefits, easily onboard new employees and more! Use this link to get a $100 Visa gift card once you run your first payroll cycle.
Lightspeed Point of Sale is a one stop shop to simpllify your operations. Sell in store and online, control your back office, and manage inventory and suppliers. Check out their free trial to try it out for yourself.
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Quickbooks takes the headache out of accounting for small businesses. Put your business on the right track with no accounting experience needed. Get 50% off your subscription AND a $50 Visa gift card when you use the link below.
ZenBusiness takes the stress out of your business formation. Get all the documents you need to own and run your business. ZenBusiness has fast filing times and is less constly than their competitors.
From monument signs, to window graphics, to store front signs, Signarama helps bring your brand to life. Their sign experts will walk you through the entire process including assisting with any local city permit requirements.
NextDayFlyers is your one stop shop for print materials including flyers, brochures, packaging, stickers, posters, apparel, banners and more! They provide high quality work with quick turnaround times.
This Amazon list includes our favorite items from buildout materiels, retail displays, back office organization, to our favorite decor. Check it out for ideas and inspiration!
This comprehensive book list has ALL the books on our bookshelf. From merchandising, brick-and-mortar, sales, entrepreneurship, to mindset; this list is bound to get the juices flowing and give you an edge on your competition.
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