With Black Friday in full swing, it’s easy to get caught up in 50% off your JCrew purchase, 25% off at Madewell, but it’s an incredible time to take advantage of year round savings for your small business. From software to website templates to printing and stock photo subscriptions, we’ve rounded up our must-have Black Friday deals for small business owners.
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS FOR WEBSITES
– Saffron Avenue –
Save up to 40% off in the Saffron Avenue Shop today including everything from the most beautiful website templates available, to corresponding social media graphics and templates. If you’re not ready to invest in bespoke branding and web design with The Identité Collective, this is your absolute best solution.
Angela’s templates run on Showit5 which is a user friendly alternative to traditional WordPress. You get all the benefits of a WordPress blog, but in a fully customizable and easy to use platform.
No detail is overlooked and they can be entirely customized to your brand colors and fonts. For interior designers, my favorite is the Olive template. Its timeless and minimal design will showcase professional interior design photography at the highest level. Don’t forget to grab the matching social media graphics to highlight new blog posts, portfolio projects and affiliate links in a beautifully branded way.
– GoLive HQ –
Our friends at GoLive HQ are having their biggest sale of the year- 50% off . Their Squarespace and Showit5 templates are edgy, entirely unique and ideal for bloggers, photographers and creative entrepreneurs. Even better – the ladies at GoLive HQ have an amazing 2 week launch program included FOR FREE with the purchase of any of their templates at 50% off called Launch Together.
If you’ve been needing to get your business online, aren’t ready to commit to a custom web design with us at IDCO, we couldn’t recommend this program enough. Promise and her team have a coveted signature style and incredible community to provide you the support and instruction you need to finally launch!
For interior designers and lifestyle brands, we particularly love their new Parker template. It’s clean, minimal, and elegant while feeling entirely elevated and bespoke.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS
– Ivy –
We’ve already described our love for Ivy – in case you missed it, catch up here. Ivy is THE ultimate project management software for interior designers. Through the 26th, new users get access to Ivy at 50% off – coming in at only $15 a month. From organizing tear sheets, vendor contacts, project sources and shipping information, Ivy is a one stop project management software for interior designers. Save yourself time, client headaches and significant dollars by signing up today!
– Dubsado –
Even with a full team, we run every department of our business through Dubsado. From contracts to design proofs to client feedback and on-boarding questionnaires, Dubsado keeps any small business running smoothly, efficiently and productively. Click here to read more about how we use Dubsado and how you can, too.
This week, Dubsado is only $250 for an annual membership or just $25 a month. Use promo code Anastasia for an even deeper discount throughout the year!
In even bigger savings, Dubsado just released their new Scheduler feature, which eliminates the need for softwares like Acuity. Clients can now book consultations and meetings directly within the app. As always, Dubsado continues to amaze us with their ingenuity and rapid release of new features.
ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS
– Quickbooks –
We use Quickbooks Self-Employed as all of our team are contract workers. Today, Quickbooks for Small Business and Self-Employed are 70% off for three months. The software couldn’t be easier for book keeping and the app makes tracking expensive painless on the go.
DESIGN SOFTWARE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS
– Adobe Creative Cloud –
Our design business couldn’t run without the Adobe Creative Cloud. All of our bespoke branding packages are designed by hand in Adobe Illustrator. The Creative Cloud membership ensures our software is always up to date, with the latest product releases. Additionally, it includes cloud based storage for our working design files. Today, save $11 a month on their annual plan billed monthly. It’s the biggest savings you’ll get all year, locked in at their lowest rate!
BLACK FRIDAY SAVINGS ON PHOTOGRAPHY
– Kate Max Stock –
Even if your business has tons of professional photography, it’s critical to have access to a great stock photo library for those times you need “filler” posts on social media. We’ve been using Kate Max Stock for three years now and even curated a collaboration collection of office, lifestyle, beauty and food images. If you use code BLACKFRIDAY2018 you’ll save 15% off a year membership today for Black Friday.
SOCIAL MEDIA SCHEDULING
– Planoly –
Use code THANKS2018 for 30% off all annual memberships. For all our Instagram management clients, we use Planoly. We can draft, schedule and post content for all ten of our managed accounts in one convenient location. We recommend all our clients use it, as they can visualize what their feed will look like when they post, as well as batch plan content for the future. As a social media management agency, we’re able to draft all our client’s content two weeks ahead of time, so they can log in and proof, edit or reschedule before the posts go live. Remember to use code THANKS2018 for your discount, as it isn’t published on their site!
BONUS: Planoly will now automatically post for you, saving you so much time and stress throughout the day while ensuring your post goes up exactly when it was scheduled to.