Todoist Pro runs my daily life. I’ve tried a lot of free and paid task management systems over the years and this one has stuck.
I use Airtable to organize everything from podcast editorial calendars to home renovation projects. It’s like Google Sheets on steroids.
I’m on my second Audio Technica ATR 2100x-USB microphone. They’re simple to use, sound great, and are pretty durable. (Turns out, if you fling them from your backpack onto the street they *do* break, but as long as you avoid the flinging, they do hold up well to being stuffed in a backpack for on-the-go recording.)
The Music Studio Startup podcast is hosted on Libsyn.
Finance & Taxes
Want to know how much you should budget for self-employment and federal income taxes? This handy Income and Tax Calculator is for you.
Novo – If you’re looking for an online bank, Novo has a lot of features that serve small business owners (including music teachers) well. Those who use the “Profit First” method will appreciate that Novo lets you set up “buckets” for taxes, savings, profit, etc.
Use code AndreaMiller1 to get $40 when you open and fund your Novo account!
Creating a Personal Budget + Printable Worksheet (blog post)
You Need a Budget (YNAB) – I’ve been a happy YNAB user since 2012. I love their philosophy toward budgeting. Both the web app and mobile apps are super-friendly and intuitive.
I’m a WordPress.ORG fan girl. I know it’s not for everyone, though. The best website platform is the one you will actually use.
I’ve used a lot of web hosts for my own sites and client sites. My current go-to web host is SiteGround.
WordPress Anti-Spam Tool
CleanTalk has eliminated spam comments and registrations for my website.
If you want help with your WordPress website, drop me a line! I do some freelance website design.
Global Entrepreneurship Network – Connects entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and policymakers.
CoFoundersLab – Connects entrepreneurs with co-founders
General Assembly – Training and events for entrepreneurs with a tech focus.
Meetup.com – Directory of all kinds of events happening in cities around the world. Look for networking and business owner groups in your city.
Small Business Administration (United states) – SBA offices host classes and workshops every week. They can be a great way to connect with local business owners.