CEO Hacks: App, Books, Resources & Habits

Be a more effective & efficient CEO, entrepreneur & business owner

During our I AM CEO Podcast, we ask each guest for a CEO Hack that makes them more effective and efficient. We decided to share some of our best hacks.

What are CEO Hacks? They are books, apps, habits, tools, platforms or things that we believe you should incorporate into your business that will make you more efficient, effective, or successful (and maybe save money) as a CEO, entrepreneur or business owner.

Take a look at some of the CEO Hacks that have been recommended below, check out a different CEO Hack on our daily, laser focused I AM CEO Podcast with Gresh and feel free to look through the CEO Hacks by categories or just browse the list. For CBNation members, you will find more “how-to” and deeper tricks and strategy for many of these hacks.

If you need help implementing these CEO Hacks into your organization contact Blue 16 Tech.

Lastly, don't forget to grab your free download.

– Gresh

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WeWork is an American company that provides shared workspaces for technology startup subculture communities, and services for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, small businesses and large enterprises. Founded in 2010, it is headquartered in New York City.

WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide everything you need to make a life, not just a living.

WeWork’s mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

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WP Engine
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WP Engine provides managed WordPress hosting for mission critical sites around the world. Amazing support, enterprise class, & optimized for WordPress.


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Anchor FM
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Create, distribute, host, and monetize your podcast, 100% free.

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FreshBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by 2ndsite Inc. FreshBooks products are geared mainly toward small to medium-sized businesses and offer cloud-based accounting applications that send invoices to clients to bill for time and expertise.

The all-new FreshBooks is accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love.

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FollowUpThen is a service (with free and paid versions) that works through your email account to send reminders to your inbox exactly when you need them.

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Printful is an on-demand order fulfillment and warehousing service that fulfills and ships products including clothing, accessories, and home & living items for online businesses.

It’s free to set up and doesn’t come with monthly fees or minimum order requirements!

Connect your online store with Printful, and whenever someone buys an item, the order is automatically sent to us, and we fulfill and ship it to the customer.

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Audible, an Amazon company, has the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and original ad-free audio shows. Whatever your passion, your interests, or favorite authors, there’s a perfect listen for you.

Listen to great storytelling narrated by A-list celebrities or audiobooks about A-list celebrities. Turn a chair into the best seat in the house while you listen to a full-cast performance. Turn everyday jogs into adventures. With our free app, audiobooks go where you go. Even if you switch devices, you’ll never lose your place.

Start your free 30-day trial

✓  Free membership for 30 days with 1 audiobook + 2 Audible Originals.

✓  After trial, 3 titles each month: 1 audiobook + 2 Audible Originals.

✓  Exclusive audio-guided wellness programs.

How to use this Hack?

  • Download your favorite audiobook and listen to some of your favorite audiobooks. You can listen at a faster speed (e.g. 2x or 3x speed)
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Amazon Business Account
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Everything you love about Amazon. For your business.

For every type of business

And every size organization. Accounts are free. Put our solutions to work for your business.

Business-only price savings

  • Business-only prices on millions of items
  • Quantity discounts
  • Easy price comparison

Business Prime

  • Fast FREE flexible delivery options
  • Enhanced purchasing policy controls
  • Advanced analytics dashboards
  • Starting at $179 per year for up to 3 users

Multi-user accounts

  • Approval workflows
  • Purchasing analytics
  • Create custom groups to match your organization

Pay the way you want

  • Corporate Purchasing cards
  • Corporate Credit
  • Tax-exempt purchasing for qualifying organizations

Find what you need

  • Hundreds of millions of products on Amazon
  • Business-only products
  • Purchasing-system integration
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Call Your VA
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We are a team of virtual assistants here to help you reach your goals. We help CEOs, entrepreneurs and owners be more efficient and effective.

We help you to leverage technology and provide support with various tasks including from data entry to scheduling and more.

Our team of virtual assistants will help you to complete tasks for your business or organization.

Here are some of the things that we can help with:

  • Social media management
  • Back office Real Estate updates
  • eCommerce listing
  • Email & chat support
  • Internet research
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Administrative tasks such as booking flights & hotels
  • Creating documents/spreadsheets/PowerPoint presentations
  • Creating a blog
  • Emailing potential new clients
  • Customer service (calls, follow up, getting billing, etc.)
  • Newsletters (Aweber, Constant Contact, InfusionSoft, 1ShoppingCart, MailChimp)
  • Website creation / design / development / maintenance (versed in WordPress, Dreamweaver, Joomla and Weebly)*
  • Light Audio/Video editing*
  • Managing Google/ Outlook calendar on your behalf
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LastPass is a freemium password manager that stores encrypted passwords online. The standard version of LastPass comes with a web interface, but also includes plugins for various web browsers and apps for many smartphones. It also includes support for bookmarklets.

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