Here you’ll find a list of products and services that we have used for ourselves or our clients and been happy with. We’ll be updating this list pretty regularly, so check back often.
Please note that some of our recommendations are provided with affiliate links – all of them are trusted, true, and have our stamp of approval.
You should also take a look at the small business articles we’ve collected. They’re a great source of inspiration and education.
If your business relies on email, having a separate email host and website host is ideal to ensure up time and avoid delays in sending / receiving. After all, if your website goes down (for whatever reason) your email needs to be up and running!
- Mail Chimp is a standard among email marketers because it’s easy to use, offers lots of great tracking tools, and integrates seamlessly with lots of other services. (Cost: Free – $195+)
- Mailer Lite is relatively new, but we really enjoy their simplicity and ease of use. Free accounts come with just what you need – and nothing you don’t. Like we said: simple. (Cost: Free – $100+)
The type of job you’re printing, the final quantity needed, and the overall aesthetic are important elements to consider when selecting a printer for your job. If you need help selecting the right printer for the job, just ask!
Select a small press to support independent and local businesses. Typically turn-around will be a bit slower than the commercial fellas, but the service and quality are next to none. Pick up the phone and you’re talking to the owner and printer – not a random Joe.
- The Laughing Owl Press Co.: Apart from their awesome name and location (hooray, Pennsylvania Wilds!) these folks make paper magic.
- Stubborn Press: Our buddies in Charlottesville, VA will hook you up with beautiful letterpress printing for all of your personal and business needs.
Select a medium press to support local businesses. With a larger staff and metro location, many of these folks are able to work a little quicker and while ensuring your project is picture perfect.
- CatPrint: A speedy, short-run digital press in Rochester, NY with more furry mascots than you can shake a stick at.
- Delta Graphics: A family-owned press in Los Angeles with amazing finishing and attention to detail.
- Fireball Printing: A great shop in sunny Philadelphia, PA offering digital, offset, and large-format printing.
Select a commercial printer if speed and quantity are a concern. Need 5000 full-color postcards delivered by tomorrow? These guys can do it (for a price, of course.) When small press isn’t an option for your project, head to one of theses fine printers.
- Greener Printer: A commercial printer with a green thumb. Most commercial printers have some eco-credentials, but these folks go above and beyond. If going-green matters just as much as speed and quantity, check ’em out!
- Moo: An international printer with great capabilities and the option to print a different image on each item, Moo really shines among commercial printers.
- Overnight Prints: Located in Las Vagas, these guys are fast. If you’re in a time crunch check out their rates and capabilities first!
- PrimoPrint: Some seriouly fun finishes and extras are available at Primo.
- UPrinting: With two locations in Southern California, we’ve made good use of their custom product builder for specialty jobs that required quick turnaround.
Web Hosting & Domain Registration
- DreamHost is currently the only host that we suggest. We’ve tried others and have experienced many more through client accounts. None come close to DreamHost’s quality and service – and very few compete on value. Details here…
We’ve worked with enough non-profits to know that every little discount adds up to big savings and more good works. Here are some providers that offer discounted – sometimes FREE! – services to non-profits. We’ve worked with all of them at one point or another and found them to be reliable.