It takes a lot to make a small business work and keep your digital stuff secure. Here are some of the tools, books, and other resources we use and recommend.


  • WordPress Our web site is built on WordPress. For small businesses, it’s the easiest way to get a web site up and going and yet still have a great deal of control over the internal workings of your site.
  • Bluehost Web Hosting Bluehost is our web hosting provider. They’re a terrific WordPress host, and have plans starting as low as $3.49/mo.
  • Popupally Pro Implement “polite” popups on your site for list registration, opt-in, etc. Super WordPress implementation, easy to use, and terrific support.


Resources by Shoestring Networks

NOTE: many of the links on this page are affiliate links and will earn us a small commission if you purchase or sign up to the services. It doesn’t affect your price, but it helps us out! And don’t worry, we eat our own dog food; these are resources we use. We wouldn’t recommend it if we didn’t believe in it.