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Entrepreneur Tools by Juli James

Creative tools and templates to streamline your business.

Hello, I'm Juli James, an educator, entrepreneur, and small business coach. With a background in educational technology, entrepreneurship, and my role at Stoke Coworking, I bring practical, hands-on experience to my work. I specialize in leveraging tools like Airtable, MemberVault, Convertkit, and Notion to simplify the entrepreneurial journey. My focus is on offering actionable tips and user-friendly tools to enhance your productivity and business growth, minus the tech overwhelm. Are you ready to transform the way you manage your business with smart, time-saving tools? Let's explore together how we can make your entrepreneurial journey more efficient and rewarding.

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Unlock Hidden Savings by Revealing Your Tech Spending

Entrepreneur Tools A newsletter to help you grow your business Hey there Reader, I’m excited to share that I added the Annual Tech Tools Review recording to the Tech Inventory Toolkit. Here's a link right to the talk for you: This toolkit, coupled with the added video will empower you with a simple and effective method to assess your technology tools and costs. By doing a review like this on a regular basis, you'll uncover potential financial savings and identify opportunities to streamline...

7 days ago • 1 min read

Entrepreneur Tools A weekly newsletter to help you grow your business Hey there Reader, What I'm Working On: FlexPortal This week, I’ve dived deeper into a new client project that I’ve been working on for a few weeks. Right now, I’m calling it "The FlexPortal Project." FlexPortal is my client’s software, a platform he uses to build custom business management solutions for his clients. We aim to make this tool more user-friendly for a broader range of businesses. Our goal is to transform a...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Entrepreneur Tools A weekly newsletter to help you grow your business Hey there Reader, I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction of this newsletter and I have decided to realign slightly for two reasons. 1) I want to better support the community's needs and interests and 2) I want to write about the things I’m learning as I do so. Moving forward, I'll focus more on education, programs, and strategies for entrepreneurs and business owners. This includes tech tools, but I will also delve...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Hey there Reader, Navigating 2024 requires the right tools for business growth. I often get asked which apps and tools I use in my business so this week I’m sharing eight tech tools crucial to my stack this year, ideal for enhancing workflows, streamlining finances, and improving marketing. AirtableWhy It’s Essential: A dynamic blend of database and spreadsheet, perfect for managing everything from content calendars, to learning programs and client projects with ease. NotionWhy It’s...

3 months ago • 1 min read

Hey there Reader, Happy New Year! As we step into another year full of opportunities, I want to share my review on the journey of this newsletter. My goal has been to use this platform to support early-stage entrepreneurs and small business owners by providing content that helps in business growth, restoring balance in life, and effectively using tech tools, regardless of your tech expertise. The primary challenge at the start was deciding on the weekly content. I gave myself two goals: Write...

4 months ago • 1 min read
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Hey there Reader, I’m embarking on something a bit different and I’m inviting you along for the ride. I’m stepping into new territories with tech and methods, sharing my real-time experiences – the successes, the learnings, and everything in between. A Little Experiment: Loom + Castmagic In a twist, I decided to draft this newsletter edition via video using Loom and then try out Castmagic for transcription + their AI Newsletter feature. It’s an experiment in efficiency and a new way of...

4 months ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, So, I spent this tooling around to fit together the pieces of my tech inventory and template newsletter series into an easily accessible toolkit so I decided in today's newsletter I would share the building process with you. I really enjoy reading through the processes and tools that other creators use to put together their supportive products and I hope you will find this kind of nuts and bolts email useful as well. 🚀 Why I Created The Toolkit Managing a business’s tech stack can...

4 months ago • 2 min read

Hey Reader, Happy end of the year! I can't believe we are staring the end of 2023 in the face but I also love looking ahead and I'm excited to spend the end of the year doing some of my favorite things - including my annual review and my annual tech inventory. The quieter days of December offer a rare break in our usually busy schedules. It's a chance to do what we often postpone: a thorough review of our tech stack. It's a great time to pause, reflect and look ahead. While it's a season for...

5 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader, Over the past two weeks, we’ve dived into the importance of taking control of your tech stack. I started with an introduction to tech inventories (read it here) and last week we explored why this foundational tool is crucial for reclaiming your time and sanity (read it here). If you’ve been following along and started your tech inventory, that’s fantastic! Last time I shared a snapshot of the example sheet that's in my Tech Inventory Template and I mentioned that all you've got to...

6 months ago • 1 min read
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Hey Reader, Last week, I introduced my Tech Inventory Template—a tool designed to help you get a grip on the tech assets that power your business. If you missed it, you can catch up here. The Real Power of a Tech Inventory A tech inventory is not just about knowing what you have; it’s about optimizing how you use it. Investing a small amount of time upfront can bring you three core benefits: Efficiency: Once you identify all the tools you’re using, it becomes easier to integrate them,...

6 months ago • 1 min read
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