Here are some resources to help you when we can’t.
Here at LaCroix Creative, we love thinking that we can help you out with just about anything. But the truth is, we can’t.
For that reason, LaCroix Creative has formed affiliations with other companies to provide you
with even more business resources to enhance the services we already offer.
We trust these affiliates, because we’ve tried and tested them first before recommending them to you.
We’ve found them to be top-notch companies with equally high-quality products and/or services.
We love them, and we think you will, too.
Of course, as these partners are affiliates, we receive compensation if you purchase their products and services.
However, their prices are never marked up to provide that compensation,
and many of our partners have provided special discounts that they allow us to pass on to you.
While we cannot guarantee your happiness with any of our affiliates, we do ask that you let us know if you do have any difficulties with an affiliate, as we will take that into consideration when deciding which affiliates to retain or release.
Thanks for exploring our resources! We’ll be adding more frequently, so come back often to check for new resources!
FreshBooks — Cloud Accounting
FreshBooks is a cloud-based accounting system that we use here at LaCroix Creative. We love it! It’s simple to use — very intuitive — and makes accounting, invoicing, and time tracking quick and easy. Plus, because it’s cloud-based, you can log in and and invoice your clients from anywhere. Never miss a beat with your billing with FreshBooks. Click below to try FreshBooks for FREE!
RealtyZam — Accounting Specifically for Real Estate Agents
While we love Freshbooks for our own accounting purposes as a creative agency, we’ve found RealtyZam to be a better choice for REAL ESTATE AGENTS. RealtyZam is also a cloud-based accounting system, but it’s been designed specifically with real estate agents in mind. It’s extremely easy to use! Expenses that you’ll have as a real estate agent are already laid out for you. All you have to do is plug in your income and expenses. Realtyzam is 100% free to use for 30 days with no credit card required. And after the 30 days are up, if you are a NEW agent, you can continue for free until you sell 2 properties or log $3,000 of income and expenses. It’s a great help for those just starting out! Real estate agents, click below to try RealtyZam for FREE!
Stencil — Image creation
Not all of us are blessed to be able to use software like Illustrator and Photoshop to create images for the web. Here at LaCroix Creative, we are sensitive to the fact that some entrepreneurs — especially when they are first starting out — need to create their own images for their websites and social media platforms. If that’s your situation, we invite you to check out Stencil. Stencil is a free, online program that allows you to make your own images quickly and easily, without having to own — nor have a background in— graphic arts software. We use it here to create quick social media memes for our own clients! If you like it, you can “graduate” to its low-cost “Pro” offering or an “Unlimited” account. Create quality images for your online accounts today with Stencil!
Creative Market — Visual creative products
We know that not everyone can hire us for custom design. Some businesses want (or have) to create their visual marketing on their own. In appreciating that, we’ve partnered up with a company that provides lower cost, done-for-you designs! Creative Market is the world’s online marketplace for visual creative products. Fonts, patterns, illustrations, design templates — Creative Market helps you do creative marketing design by yourself. Check out the many ready-to-use design assets, created by independent artists from around the world, by clicking the button below.
Elegant Themes — WordPress website themes
If you are designing your own website, you’ll want to browse the beautiful and versatile website builders from Elegant Themes. Elegant Themes is the creator of Divi — a drag-and-drop system for designing websites that we use extensively here at LaCroix Creative. In fact, our business website was completely created using the Divi theme! We’ve become a life-long member to take advantage of any updates to the themes and any additions to their selections as the years go by. We figure that 437,800-plus customers can’t be wrong! If you are building your own website from scratch, Elegant Themes is a great place to start. Click the button below to see what they can do for your website.
SiteGround — WordPress web hosting
SiteGround had been strongly recommended to us here at LaCroix Creative for WordPress hosting, and now, as users, we know why. Siteground is amazingly easy to use, their pricing is much lower than their value, and their 24/7 support is out of this world. If your website is a serious part of your business — as it should be — then SiteGround is the perfect place to host it. Let them be an integral part of your online success. Click the button below to learn more and sign up.
WooCommerce — eCommerce platform
When we create online stores here at LaCroix Creative, WooCommerce is our go-to eCommerce platform. In fact, it’s the platform we use right here on our own LaCroix Creative website! An extremely user-friendly plug-in for WordPress websites, WooCommerce is the most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business. If you are building your own websites, we highly recommend it. Best of all — you can get started with WooCommerce for free. Check out just how easy having your own online store can be with WooCommerce! Click the button below to learn more.
Backblaze — Computer file backup
You know how critical it is to ensure that all your computer files are backed up. Of course, the day you don’t do it is the day you’ll wish you did. Don’t let that day ever happen — backup your files today with Backblaze. It’s the easiest, most-intuitive backup system we at LaCroix Creative have ever used. You just install it, start it, and let Backblaze do the rest. It recognizes your files and backs them up. Boom! Done. And restoring files couldn’t be easier either. It’s available for both PC and Mac platforms, and plans start at the unbelievable price of just $6 a month. Purchase a year or two years at a time, and pay even less! This one is a no-brainer, all the way around. Don’t risk losing your important files! Click the link below to try Backblaze today for FREE! No credit card required!
MileIQ — Log your miles automatically
When we have to hit the road, we use the MileIQ smart phone app to automatically track and log miles. The app recognizes when you are driving and how many miles you drove to get to your destination. You tell it with a simple swipe left or right if it was for personal reasons or for business. You get your first 40 trips for free! No credit card required. But we’re going to bet that you’ll love it so much, you will invest in it. Try it today! Click the button below to get the app.