- Posted by Alaia Williams
- On November 30, 2015
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Hey friend, glad you’re here! But guess what? There’s a newer version of this round up! Get the latest picks here —> Best Planners for Small Business Owners <—
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. This brand new planner is great for solopreneurs, small business owners and bloggers – particularly 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.
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 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. Her new line of planners is absolutely lovely and I’ve been excited about them since I got a sneak peek of the new design a few months ago.
The new planners are spiral-bound, which makes them much more 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 352 pages, the daily planner is surprising slim. The 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 2016 – December 2016, 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
Essential Daily Planner
The Spark Notebook and Planner
Like Passion Planner before it, The Spark Notebook was also born on Kickstarter. This planner is definitely designed for the goal getters among us.
I have NOT had my hands on a physical copy of this planner, but the digital sample I was sent for review features a simple clean design. There’s space for monthly and weekly planning and, like the Essential Daily Planner, has project planning pages as well.
One drawback I see is the book-style design. But I can’t speak to how it holds up throughout the year, since I only have the PDF. This style does look great though – I love the clean design.
The Notebook version features weekly journaling prompts and, to keep it a reasonable size, is designed for six months of use. Whether that’s a pro or con is up to you. The Planner features 52 weeks of dated planning pages, but stays similar in size to the Notebook by trimming the journaling and note pages. Having the choice is a great option, especially if you like The Spark Planner design!
The bad news? They are sold out! As of November 2015, they are taking pre-order for March. So, if you’re in love with this planner concept, you may want to get your order in soon!