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Recommended Resources

Professional Organizer Required Reading 

• Hot Mess 
• Secrets of An Organized Mom 
• Getting Things Done 
• Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life 
• Crush It - understanding 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 

Organizing Skills 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 
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 
• Tailwind for Pinterest
• 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 


• Adobe Lightroom 
• iPhone Photography Guide (free) 


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


• 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 
• Home Goods 
• Target 
• Costco 
• Amazon 


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


Photos of jen by ANGELA ZION