Simply Elaborate Web Design

RESOURCES + RECOMMENDATIONS

running your elaborate business

No (wo)man is an island. It takes a village to raise a child. Jack of all trades, master of none. What do all these catchy little sayings mean? You cannot do everything alone.

You’re in your industry to run your business, not invent all the ways to make running your business easier (unless, actually, that is your business). If you just want to sell what it is you’re selling and have your process be smooth sailing, then you’ll definitely need at least some of the resources below.

A lot of people often ask me what I use to run Simply Elaborate, EmiliaFarrace.com and The Entrepreneurial Bride and still somehow have a social life. Besides our super, amazing, over-the-top fantastic team, we use all these tools to help us stay focused on our goals, projects and achievements. Simply Elaborate does get a small commission if you choose to sign up through these links, but nothing listed here isn’t something we don’t personally use or recommend anyway.

ENJOY!

WEBSITE PLATFORMS

WORDPRESS.ORG

This one is a pretty obvious recommendation. We build all our themes for WordPress.org platforms, and teach people how to use them effectively and decipher the tech for those who need more explanations or help on why these are the most customizable, fluid themes out there on the market today.

WORDPRESS

HOSTING

DREAMHOST

If you’re just starting out but want the freedom to be able to scale your business, Dreamhost offers unlimited bandwidth, hosting accounts and options for every type of entrepreneur or small to medium-sized business. We often set up hosting accounts for clients using this platform due to the ease of use and flexibility they offer members.

DREAMHOST

GOAL PLANNING + SCHEDULERS

2018 SIMPLIFIED PLANNER

I fell in love with the simplified planners way before they blew up into this astronomical must-have for female entrepreneurs.

They’re beautiful, handy and definitely help to organize your goals, daily to-dos and future goals – helping you stay on track. This one is our favourite, but there are many more in her shop. Dated, so grab yours for 2018 soon.

SEE ALL PLANNERS

PASSION PLANNER

The brainstorm goal-setting sections and the undated option for the Passion Planner is what has really drawn me to this neat idea that a young super-busy entrepreneur started a few years ago.  She began offering the planner for free (and still does) on the website and you can get the detailed version right to your door.

It’s pretty awesome, and we personally love the down to the minute agenda options for organizing your day.

PASSION PLANNER

CULTIVATE WHAT MATTERS POWERSHEETS

I love these yearly goal sheets because there’s really a focus on WHY you’re going after your goals and it’s not merely to-do lists upon to-do lists.

The beautiful (and I mean beautiful) design of them sure helps in maintaining excitement to working towards your goals.

CULTIVATE WHAT MATTERS POWERSHEETS