With Valentines day coming up, I'm sharing the products and services which make my life better. While it may border on love, I certainly am infatuated with:
Quartz daily new brief - I read this email everyday, even their Saturday morning weekend edition. It's just the right amount of news so I san stay up to date with macro economic trends and current internet obsessions. (Subscribe in the upper right corner of their site.)
PV Solar Report - My daily read for all my industry news and gossip.
MailChimp helped me format my newsletter and keep track of subscribers. The interface is a delight to use.
Canva is an easy design tool to create graphics, like the header on my newsletter. They have quite a few free designs, and premium designs are an extra $1.
Weebly makes creating a website as easy as a powerpoint. I've created two new sites in the last week, UtilityAPI's FAQ Blog and Scott Luca's bio site.
How to Start a Startup - Y Combinator's Sam Altman hosts a class on how to start a startup. Available via videos and podcast.
Startup - The podcast about Planet Money's Alex Blumberg starting a podcasting business.
SoFi- Do you have unsubsidized student loans? Refinance them with SoFi. I saved .5% by refinancing my loans through SoFi. My greatest joy is never seeing SallieMae or their affiliated companies again. I also love SoFi because they have a career services department and entrepreneur program. When I was unemployed, I had 1:1 career coaching. With UtilityAPI, I have access to advice, mentors, and the SoFi investor network. They also have excellent customer service/call centers and they're located in the Presidio. Use this referral link and we both get $100: https://www.sofi.com/refer/4/3173
Stay in touch. I send out an email once in awhile.