The Brand Academy. And 8 week group coaching program that combines brand coaching with branding course content to help female small business owners build a DIY Brand.

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I have so many favorites when it comes to useful business and lifestyle resources, so I decided to share them all in one place. You’ll find everything from promo codes for my favorite products and services, to my favorite books, blogs, apps, freebies, and more. I created this page to hopefully simplify your life a little bit by sharing the tools I use and love.

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business tools    |    branding tools    |    blogs    |    books  

Heads up: Some of these links happen to be affiliate links which means when you click the link to purchase something on this page, it won’t cost you more but I may receive a commission for sharing this with you. They are all products I use and love and wouldn’t share if they weren’t! 

business tools


Honeybook is my absolute favorite way to manage my clients! I am able to automate every step of my workflow from inquiry to invoicing within this software. Use this link to get 50% off of your first year of Honeybook!


If you’re ready to build your email list you need Flodesk! It’s easy to use and gives you the ability to create beautiful email campaigns with your branding incorporated.  Use this link to get 50% off of your subscription! 


This is my favorite one stop shop for everything I need for my website! You can get your domain, hosting, email, & more set up for a really great price. Their customer service is spectacular. Use this link to get save at IONOS! 


If you’re looking for a beautifully designed WordPress template look no further than Bluchic! They are easy to use & customize to fit your brand. Use this link to shop all of the amazing templates that have to offer! 


This all in one social media tool is amazing! You can schedule & post to Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest from this one tool. You’re even able to store frequently used hashtags and see metrics Use this link when you sign up!

My best kept secret until now! CopyAI allows you to generate an unlimited amount of personalized copy for your business in seconds by just typing a few words to describe your product or service. Save 40% off when purchasing a paid plan.


Novo is the best banking option for small business owners! Everything is online and super easy to use. You can integrate apps and use their reserve system to keep your money order. Use this link to get $40 for singing up for an account today!


I would be a disorganized mess without Quickbooks! I love how seamlessly it tracks all of my business finances and makes it easy for me to categorize them. It saves me so much stress at tax time! Use this link to get 50% for your first 6 months! 


As a graphic designer, I can tell you that Canva is where it’s at for  designing graphics for your business and creating a consistent brand! They have free and pro options that can fit your needs at any phase of your business!

google Workspace

Google Workspace give you all of the tools you love from Google! You get the benefits of Drive, Gmail, and so much more. The best part is you get a professional email linked directly to your website! You know like this

branding tools

Grab my step by step checklist to creating an intentional brand!

Get Your FREE Brand Building Checklist!

This Brand Building Checklist is a comprehensive guide on how to build a brand with great graphics, photography, and copy. The checklist walks you through the most essential components of building a brand that aligns with you and your business, so as your business grows, you don’t have to start from scratch every time you get bored with it! 

Take the FREE Brand Personality Quiz!

Discover your brand’s personality and learn how to make it shine! Quickly find out what drives you, what characteristics make up your personality, and how those things influence your brand image. Take our quick quiz to learn more about who you are and how you can incorporate that into your business!

Brand Personality Guide - Brand Coaching by Vanessa Schwinn
DIY Branding Bundle | Brand coaching by Vanessa Schwinn

DIY Branding Bundle


I know that high quality, purposeful photos can really help you to build a brand, but sometimes hiring a professional may not be within your budget. I created this mini course for people who want to learn how to DIY their own branding photos, but using my exact planning process. You will learn about mindset, concept, posing and everything in between.

DIY Branding Photos
Mini Course


The Brand Discovery Workbook is a comprehensive guide to help you brand your business in a sustainable way that is aligned to who you are at your core. It provides a framework for you to learn what's important and how you can start to implement it into your brand immediately. Topics covered: - Figuring out your "why" - Looking into your desires - Identifying your ideal client - Creating your brands voice & visuals - Setting 30 day goals & strategies.

Brand Discovery


Take your brand's photos to the next level with Vanessa's custom set of Lightroom & Lightroom Mobile presets. These presets will set you up for success in post-processing by allowing you to get consistent looks that you can use to elevate your brand.



Having all of your brand elements laid out in one place will save you so much time! It'll be your favorite tool to have handy when creating social media graphics, blog posts, and when working on new projects. No more hunting around trying to find the exact color information, font names, and logos. Now it's all organized in one easy to access template!

Brand Board
Canva Template




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