I’m pretty ambivalent about Black Friday. Firstly I’m not a big fan of black. It’s a gloomy colour. I’m also not so keen on the rise of consumerism but that’s a whole different subject.
What I am a fan of is a good deal for a small business owner so this post aims to point out some of the decent offers that might be of interest to you. PLEASE only think about buying things you actually need, after all if it’s something you would buy anyway then why not get a bit of a discount if you can?
I pondered for a while about whether to offer anything for Black Friday but a couple of people have asked me if these would be available again so I took that as a hint! Panic Buttons are usually only available to clients I am working with and are a 30 minute, ask me anything, let me fix it session at my earliest convenience. If it’s really urgent (and I’m not on holiday) I can usually fit you in the same day. You can get 3 of them for £99 and I have 5 sets for sale! You can get them here.
If you are looking at trying cloud accounting, then Quickbooks could be a good place to start. I use Quickbooks self-employed and really like it but they have bigger packages too which work better for slightly bigger businesses. They are currently offering some great deals for the first 6 months of use. All of their packages connect to your bank account, let you take photos of receipts and accept online payment. Note of caution – you need to sign up not get the free trial as they don’t’ offer a discount and a free trial. Get the offer here.
Legal Stuff! *
One area that lots of small businesses overlook is legal documents. The Legal Academy contains over 60 legal documents, 30 video guides, 20 checklists, case studies and more – including specific documents for coaches and consultants that are simply not available elsewhere.
And with the new GDPR data protection regulations coming into force soon with increased fines of up to £17 million, you need to make sure you are compliant in this area. If you collect data such as email addresses (and particularly if you do any email marketing), then you need to know what you can and can’t do and have all the legal documents you need in place.
For today only, Suzanne will be offering her Legal Academy for a huge 79% off. Rather than it being £697, it is just £147. Click here for more details.
This is an affiliate link but just so Suzanne can track where her new customers come from, I just get a pat on the back for any new sign ups 🙂
Web Hosting *
My very favourite web hosts, Siteground, are offering 70% off hosting when you purchase a year. This is a great deal and the service they offer is fantastic. I really can’t say enough good things about them. I get a free month if you sign up via my link which is here.
Appsumo offers *
Appsumo offers great deals all year round and for Black Friday they have brought back some of the best deals of the year for just 24 hours. These include:
Grum – which allows you to schedule Instagram posts from your computer (yes you read that right!) is now $25 for lifetime access
Invanto – a membership and online course tool with lifetime access for just $49 (98% off!)
Much more… take a look at the deals here. Just so you know, if you sign up for something they give me a $10 credit.
Elegant Themes *
Elegant themes, the company that created the WordPress theme Divi have a sale on their annual membership and some extras thrown in for certain packages. If you want to use Divi to build a new website then take a look here.
Wisestamp is a tool I’ve mentioned before which enables you to add great signature to your emails with minimal effort. Easily link to your latest blog, match your branding and more. They are offering 50% off their pro plan for Black Friday. Find out more here.
If you are finding email marketing tricky then this offer could change your life… ConvertKit has changed how email marketing works, making it slicker and simpler than ever. If you have fallen out of love with Mailchimp this could be great for you! Lizzie is a ConvertKit expert and has this amazing offer on if you sign up through her affiliate link anytime you can get a 30 day free trial and a 30 min call with me and lifetime membership to ConvertKit Club – yay!
It’s not all about big business… if you want to support fellow small business owners then Etsy are offering some Cyber deals over the weekend. You can find them here.
And if you want to help out a charity then Oxfam have got in on the Black Friday weekend with some great reductions on their best stuff. You can find that here.
If you are in need of some assistance with your copywriting then you could take one of Pippin Consultancy’s easy to follow courses for just £10 until 30 November 2017. Just quote ‘blackfriday’ at checkout. Click here for more details.
If copywriting isn’t what you need then take a look at Udemy which is offering ALL its courses for just £10. They have so many subjects that I can’t start to list them. Take a look here.
Veronica Pullen is an online sales expert and is offering her ‘Big Money, Small Audience’ programme for better than half price till midnight. Find out more here.
Sue Revell, is offering Get to the Heart of Your Genius at a bargain price this weekend. Get to the Heart of Your Genius is a short, intense coaching programme to help you stand out from the crowd. Working one-to-one with Sue, you will get clear on your value, own your uniqueness and begin to create the influence & true impact you want to make in the world. Sue is offering it for a huge £320 discount this weekend! Find out more here.
If you are lucky enough to live near Malvern and want to get your social media strategy sorted for next year then you could book a place on Online Media Works Social Media Cafe.
1. Come to the Social Media Cafe on Friday 1st December and receive a voucher for £5 off any booking for The Social Media Cafe in 2018
2. Buy 5 and get 6 sessions!
If you are looking for some inspiration then you could join the Tipping Point Live. This is a 2 week conversation with 12 successful entrepreneurs and inspirational business leaders share their personal story of what it takes to get beyond the tipping point! Spread over 2 weeks you can register for free but if you can’t make the live sessions you can sign up for the recordings for half price this weekend.
A beautiful garden!
It’s not all about work… there are lots of great deals out there for tech but what about the nicer things in life? If you wish you had a beautiful garden but don’t know where to start then Nikki from Border in a Box can help.
Her ready to go garden designs tell you all you need to know to create the perfect border with minimal effort. With designs for different conditions you will be sure to have something to show off next year. She’s offering 20% off with the code BLACKGIFT code at the checkout until 27th Nov.
Please remember: if you don’t need it, it’s not a bargain! But otherwise happy shopping and have a great weekend!
Please note: Most of these links are not affiliate links, just me sharing what I hope are useful deals that are on this weekend. If there is any affiliation going on then you will see a * next to the product name and I explain in the text what I get if you purchase anything.