Our Top Secret List
Below are my favorite business resources that I share exclusively with my clients! Unless noted, there's no commission in it for me, but tell 'em I sent you because I want them to know I love ’em.
Visual Brand Resources
A list of places and things you can use to put your visual branding to work! Many of them offer free swatches and product samples.
Note: I avoid ULINE due to their overt contributions to political agendas such as broad access to assault weapons, anti-Planned Parenthood, and anti-LGBTQIA+.
For Your Party — matchbooks
Sticker Mule — stickers & tape
MPix — photos
Indigo Ink — misc
Printrunner — misc
Boxed Sourcing* — misc
Busy Beaver — buttons
RubberStamps.net — rubber stamps
Paper Source — custom embossers
Lumi* — shipping & supplies
Printing (ON Packaging)
Printing (On paper)
Indigo Ink — digital
Moo — digital
Printrunner — digital
Fireball Printing* — digital & offset
Paper Meets Press — letterpress
Gingerly Press — letterpress
Almanac Industries* — letterpress
Note: digital is ideal for small quantities; offset press is for quantities of at least 500; letterpress a premium print style for luxury business cards, invitations, etc.
Printing (on textiles)
Awesome Dudes — screenprinting
Unique Impressions — screenprinting
These are my favorite tees and my favorite hoodies. Touch base with your screenprinter before purchasing the products you want printed because most printers require you order products through them.
Need Some Help?
Figuring out the right printer, the right product, and the right stock is a time-consuming task, and it's taken me 15+ years of building knowledge about the best way to do things.
If you're a past branding client and you have a quick question, shoot me an email and if it's a quick answer, I’m happy to share our knowledge. If your question is a little more in-depth, or you're overwhelmed and want some help using the exact right files, sizing it properly, uploading it, placing your order, etc. — I’m happy to help you do that for a small fee.
Shoot me an email: email@example.com
Local Business Service Providers (Real People!)
Girl Photography* (portraits + process)
Love Me Do (products)
Parikha Mehta (portraits + process)
Quarter Moon Co (all)
Sarah McKay* (portraits + process)
Tina Crespo* (products)
Traci Elaine (portraits + process)
Social Media EXPERTS
Apps & Software
Many of these are free or have free plans
Acuity scheduling app with Gmail calendar sync (affiliate link)
Adobe Creative Cloud design software
Boomerang for Gmail plugin for managing email better
Canva for DIY design
Google My Business to enhance your Google Business listing
Gusto payroll management (affiliate link)
Hashtag Expert phone app for researching hashtags
Planoly visual Instagram scheduler (affiliate link)
Quickbooks for accounting, bookkeeping, invoicing, online payment
Squarespace web building and hosting
Zapier automated web application integrations
I get a small bonus if you use my affiliate links,
but it doesn’t cost you any extra to use them.
* denotes that I have not used this company personally,
but have heard good things about it.