PRO ORGANIZER STUDIO

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Professional Organizer Required Reading

Hot Mess
Secrets of An Organized Mom
Getting Things Done
Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life
Crush It to understand the "side hustle" mentality

Consultation and Sales

The Art of Speed Reading People (#1 most useful book I own for relationship-based selling)

Inspired Organizer™ by Pro Organizer Studio - my business system for booking out high-end clientele

Organization Training

Design-focused professional organizing course if you are looking for something with a certification included

Home staging and redesign online course - These are extremely valuable skills as a pro organizer

Small Business Loans

Kabbage - very easy and fast, but minimum requirements apply. Good for established organizers with a short term need.

Finance Required Reading

Profit First
The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

Productivity Tools

Wunderlist (free) for everyday notes & tasks
Asana (free) for project management
Google Drive and Google Calendar (free)
Day Designer planners

Business Setup

Start a business in your state
Sales tax on your service biz? Find out if it's required in your state
Google Voice (free) for business phone line
Advanced organizing supply kit
Business insurance research:
Google "professional organizer insurance"
Google "general liability insurance" + your state
Ask your current insurer for a quote on general liability for your business, if they offer it.

Social Media

Planoly for Instagram
SumoMe (free) for social share buttons
Canva (free) for designing images

Website Stuff

Namecheap for domain names and hosting
Squarespace for hosting, web design, blogging
Teachable for course hosting (has a free version)
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Photography

Adobe Lightroom
iPhone Photography Guide (free)

Email

MailChimp (free) for email list management
GSuite for Gmail business email

Accounting

Wave (free) for accounting, invoices and accepting credit cards
Spark Business (free) for business checking

Customer Relationship Management

OnePageCRM for tracking next actions for contacts
HubSpotCRM (free)
Dubsado for managing clients, scheduling, digital contracts, and receiving payments (get 20% your first month with my link)

Where to Shop for Supplies

Container Store
IKEA
Home Goods
Target
Costco
Amazon

Other

Get Emoji 😊
Website Speed Test (if it's slow, your images are probably too big)
TinyPNG for resizing images

Recommended Resources

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