Resources for small business owners

When is the right time to customise your branding imagery?

As an entrepreneur it can be hard taking on all the tasks associated with running a small business. 

Sometimes it just feels easier to stick with stock photography to bulk out your website.

I’ve created a PDF with a few reasons why customising your branding images and showing you working in your business can help you to stand out from your competitors.

Tools & services I use and recommend for your small business

Pinking shears are used to trim the edges of a linen square in preparation for making a product by Vancouver business portrait and branding photographer Angela McConnell

I’ve compiled a short and sweet list of some resources for small business owners that I’ve utilised and found helpful in my own entrepreneurship journey. Some of these are local to BC, but most are available to access online.

 There’s a quick description and website links for each listing so you can see if you think these might be a good fit for your business too.

Resources for small business owners with a female life coach working from home making notes in a journal at her desk by Vancouver business and branding photographer Angela McConnell

Professional development

One on one coaching for leadership, professional development and entrepreneurship 
Find out more about Dagmar’s services here

A huge hub with advice and resources for small business owners in BC with one on one mentoring or online webinars
Find out more about Small Business BC here

Environmental business portrait of a small business owner working in their home office by Vancouver photographer Angela McConnell

Design

Marketing, design and website building with a focus on small business owners
Find Black Tusk here

Available both on desktop and mobile, a intuitive tool that simplifies design marketing content for social media *Free*
Find out more about Canva here

How Cheryl uses images of speaking engagement about AGILE coaching by Vancoucver business and branding photographer Angela McConnell

Marketing

Marketing and social media advertising for small business owners. 
Find out more about Rachael’s services here

Onsite SEO with real time feedback so you can adjust your copy or blog content to optimise on the go. I use the free version.
Find out more about Rank Math SEO here

A man and a woman talk in cafe together during a coaching session with leadership coach David Lundberg from Small Pause Coaching by Vancouver business and branding photographer Angela McConnell

Client Management

Client management automation using workflows and email templates. Not photographer specific.
Check more info about 17hats here

Email management, template creation and lead management in your google inbox
*Free*
Find out more about Streak here

A woman hands her customer a sample product at a makers market by Vancouver business portrait and branding photographer Angela McConnell

Finance Management

Bookkeeping and tax returns filing for small business owners by Jessica from Cordova Street.
Find out more about Jessica’s services here

Free with fees applied to online payments
Bookkeeping and online payment software.
Find out more about Wave here

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