Marianne Bjelke

Resources for you and your small business


Disclaimer: I have only listed services that I use and that I would recommend without hesitation. If you click on any of the links below, and you end up purchasing the service, there's a chance I will get a small referral fee. It won't be enough to retire on, unfortunately, but hey - maybe I can buy that newspaper I've been saving up for.

Seriously, these services and organizations are worth checking out. Scout's honor*

* I am not a scout. But I am honorable.


Online scheduling software for your business

Discover the easiest way to grow your business with Appointy, the all-in-one online scheduling software. Integrates into your website, and 100% mobile and tablet responsive. Free plans available, scale up as you grow your business. 

Accept Payments. Anywhere simplifies the payments process and gives you tools to help your business grow. You will need both a merchant account and Authorize.Net Payment Gateway to accept credit cards. If you already have a merchant account, Authorize.Net works with almost all merchant account providers.


Build on the power of social media with our wide range of social media marketing and management solutions. Discover why more than 10 million users—from freelancers to 800+ of Fortune 1000 companies—trust Hootsuite products to help simplify their social media management.



Splash ID 

Manage all your passwords and never forget a password

SplashID is the most trusted name in password managers with over 10 years of delivering security to over 1 million users. SplashData is dedicated to keeping your data safe, secure and available when and where you need it. Your data is hashed and encrypted with a 256 bit salted algorithm. Nobody (including us) has access to your SplashID Safe records besides you. Each new version is security tested and certified by professional and ethical white hat hackers. We value our customers' trust in keeping their data secure with SplashID Safe. Try it free for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, or the web. 

If you like it, save $5 with my referral code MARIANNEBJELKEO or referral link


The easy way to automatically track your mileage, digitally store receipts, and bulletproof your records against an IRS or Canada Revenue Agency audit. This app was built for small business owners and independent contractors. Taxbot will help you take advantage of the tax benefits of owning your own business by making sure you don't miss any tax deductions you deserve.



Where leaders are made

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Learn useful tools and tricks that will help you develop your speaking skills and reach your leadership goals.



Enterprise video conferencing and web conferencing

Your time is important and your online meetings need to work all of the time, every time. And it needs to be simple. With Zoom, you get a great video meeting experience from your desktop, mobile device and conference room.

Wainhouse Research gave Zoom a thorough examination and said, "Mostly we like the fact that Zoom calls always work - no matter what. From the office. From home. From the hotel. From the airport. From the coffee shop. Despite our best efforts, it was hard to break Zoom... While nothing is perfect, Zoom is not that far off."

Try it for free