Best Resources of 2015

Dec 31, 2015, Written by Sue Miley

Best Resources

I wanted to provide you with a summary of resources from Crossroads for 2015. Hopefully, this is a post you can bookmark and refer back to as needed. It will include a list of the most read Crossroads posts this year, plus a summary of resource posts and other blogs/sites that we read and look for resources ourselves!

Prayer

One of the things we learned from our Google Analytics this year is that different forms of prayer in business and praying for business were the most searched-for terms that brought new readers to our site. Here is a list of our top posts that have to do with prayer:

Resources

I am always looking for good resources to use to continue my professional development, enhance efficiency in my business, or provide a slick business tool to test out. Here are some resource posts from Crossroads and a few other tools from other small business or leadership gurus:

Crossroads Go To Productivity Tools – these are the main online apps and programs we use to automate our business.

What Small Businesses Must Have on Their Website – a website needs to be more than just a pretty place…it needs to communicate your message, your point of difference.

A Guide To Evernote For Small Businesses – this is a curated post with many resources from around the Web.

A Lalchan Clarity Assessment – this is an actual one-on-one assessment with Richard Lalchan, an expert on branding and getting clarity on your business before you begin to work on a website! (He is having a 1-day sale today so check it out!)

Hubspot – Hubspot has so many templates for every kind of digital and social media management task.

The Social Media Hat – Mike Alton is the best at explaining step-by-step how to use and do things in just about every social media platform.

Michael Hyatt – We share Michael Hyatt all of the time. He has posts on leadership and platform-building and we have invested ourselves in his Platform University.

Becoming Minimalist – This is my favorite minimalist site. I am still terrible with minimalism myself…but I keep striving. I made a little progress in 2015.

A Couple of Crossroads FREE Resources

Crossroads Clarity Kit – If you are a business owner and have not downloaded our FREE Clarity Kit, you’ll want to check it out. We use it with clients regularly to assess where they are on the Crossroads Clarity Map and it helps us establish the areas to work on to prepare the business for GROWTH. Sign-up or read more about it here.

The 5 Advantages of Being a Christian In Business – An ebook that shares the surprising truth about the 5 keys to growing a solid, profitable small business – as a Christian!

I hope these resources will provide you guidance and inspiration throughout the new year!

Happy New Year!

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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