- Posted by Alaia Williams
- On November 25, 2016
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* Glad you're here – but this post is old news now! Hop over to the 2018 edition of the Best Planners for Small Business Owners post!*
The Best Planners for Small Business Owners
The Next 12 Months: Weekly Planner
This is my planner – you can buy it right here on my website. The Next 12 Months: Weekly Planner is great for solopreneurs, small business owners and bloggers – particularly for those who do their own marketing. It has space for everything you need to get down to business – and no fluff. It helps you focus on your priorities and outreach.
The planner is undated so you can pick it up any time and start using it. There's space for monthly and weekly planning. You can also track your marketing efforts and log your stats – this will give you fantastic insights into what's working, not working and how you've grown. There's a marketing tracker for each week and stats tracking at the end of each month. There are lined pages at the back that you can use for notes, blog post ideas, keeping track of prospects or whatever else you want to log. New for the latest version: income and expense tracking pages!
I use a Google calendar for all my appointments, since it syncs with my devices, but I use this planner for notes, to-do's and that human element that GCal just doesn't give me.
The planner is available in a done-for-you printed version. If you want it NOW, prefer to print it yourself, or want to customize it to suit your needs, you can purchase the PDF version instead.
Grab a digital or printed copy of The Next 12 Months now. <–Overview video is there as well.
Desire Map Planner by Danielle LaPorte
Have you ever had a Danielle LaPorte product? The quality is top notch. Her book covers are lovely. Her Truthbomb cards feel so good in your hands. I love giving them out to clients and at events. Danielle's previous planner looked and felt good, but wouldn't have made this particular “for business owners” list before. It made its debut on my 2016 list because this new line of planners is absolutely lovely.
Desire Map Planners are spiral-bound, which makes them friendly for every day use. The covers are gorgeous – choose from the Signature gray (my choice) or the very pretty Limited Edition. On the inside, you have your choice of a daily or weekly layout and there's space for your schedule and priorities. What makes this planner stand out is the space DLP has made for journal-like features. There's space to write about your core desired feelings, intentions, gratitude and more.
At 380 pages, the daily planner is surprising slim. The classic Day Designer below is much heftier. Without question this line is the most beautiful of all the planners on this list and it can be pretty awesome to look back at your good memories of the year that's passed.
Oh – and I love the tear off corners so you can keep track of what page you're on! This planner is dated and runs January 2017 – December 2017, so order up if you want it for the new year! Danielle's website also has more pics and details.
Day Designer by Whitney English
Epic Blog Planner
If you do most of you planning online or keeping up with content creation is a challenge for you, take a look at the Epic Blog Planner. Someone I know and trust recommended it, so I grabbed myself a copy back in 2015. If you're working to create a consistent content plan for your website, this handy planner helps you create a “mini blog business plan.” If you've never had a blog or just want to step up your efforts, the helpful features inside – like the ideal reader survey and monthly theme planner – are super helpful. And, the price is great. Grab one for you and gift one to someone you love. I have!