2018 Planner Roundup

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By the time the US winter holiday season starts, we also seem to get into the new “planning season” for next year… Have you noticed? Especially if you’re an entrepreneur. And what better way to plan for 2018, than to find the perfect planner, that helps you brainstorm, create a plan for 2018, and then execute that plan.

In my experience it’s not a one size fits all approach, but something you refine for yourself, year after year. So I began pulling together an annual list of planners, specifically for online entrepreneurs.

Whatever planner you choose, keep these things in mind:

  • reflect on what worked & didn’t this past year
  • make adjustments
  • and then set your compass for the upcoming year.

[You’ll see an * asterisk next to a few of the planners I’m an affiliate for. If you click through and purchase, I may receive a small commission from the seller at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support in this way.]

2018 Planners for Entrepreneurs

Awesome Marketing

Awesome Marketing Planner

Gorgeous Planner book + Awesome Planner Portal (open 1st December 2017) + gorgeous A2 Wall Planner + fabulous Facebook community + weekly bum-kicking emails to keep your marketing top of mind. The full details with a videos and photos.
Passion Planner

Passion Planner

  • Soft and durable faux-leather cover; animal and vegan friendly!
  • Super smooth high quality thick paper (100 gsm). About twice as thick as a standard sheet of printer paper.
  • A4 size 8.5”x11” (about the size of a sheet of printer paper)
  • About 190 pages (95 leaves)
Get To Work Book

Get To Work Book

GET TO WORK BOOK® is a daily planner + goal setting workbook designed to help you make progress on your big goals by taking things one day at a time. While (sadly) it can’t do your work for you, every inch of it was thoughtfully designed to help you get to work.

Passion Planner

1 Love Paper*

  • Soft and durable faux-leather cover; animal and vegan friendly!
  • Super smooth high quality thick paper (100 gsm). About twice as thick as a standard sheet of printer paper.
  • A4 size 8.5”x11” (about the size of a sheet of printer paper)
  • About 190 pages (95 leaves)

(look for my full review of this planner near the bottom of this post – it’s truly gorgeous)

Leonie Dawson Shining Biz Planner

Leonie Dawson – Shining Biz & Life planners

This is one I’ve personally used since 2011 – love it! I go through the digital version, print off about 3/4 of it & it becomes part of my daily planning all year long. It’s available immediately. If you purchase and download, take a pic and tag me in the social share?

The print version is available through CreateSpace on Amazon. United States*, Canada*, United Kingdom (approx $25 USD)

Or, by the digital version from her website for about $10

Make and Plan for Creatives

Make & Plan for Creatives

From their site:

This Make & Plan was designed specifically for makers selling their goods online! If you sell on your own website or other internet marketplaces like Etsy and Handmade at Amazon this is the planner/organizer for you. It is so much more than a basic calendar, inside you will find resources to help you run your online storefront in a more efficient manner.

Undated Planners – start any time of year

Living Well Planner

Living Well Planner

From their site: From organizing your schedule and planning your days to managing your finances and crushing your goals, the Living Well Planner™ is the sanity saver you’ve been waiting for. It features 12 brand new quotes on each of our tab divider pages, which you can re-purpose as art prints after you’re done using the planner.

Happy Planner

Happy Planners

Although this isn’t specifically a business planner, many entrepreneurs highly recommend this one, so I’ve included it in the list. It even comes with stickers!

From their site: The Happy Planner™ is an expandable, disc-bound planner system that combines your love for creatively with your need to organize.

Business Planner

Ultimate Monthly Business Planner*

A 12-month planner designed to help you clearly plan out monthly content, product launches and document your progress. $22.00 USD on Amazon Other planners by Alisha Nicole at http://www.thealishanicole.com/shop/
Business Planner

The Strong Business Planner

The Strong Business Planner is a printable planner designed to help you create a strong business that celebrates and leverages your unique talents and strengths. It’s a planning, productivity, and strengths development resource, all wrapped into one amazing printable planner.
Scattered Squirrel Printables

Scattered Squirrel

With over 400 printables in the various collections, you’re sure to find at least one that will work for you. And if not, keep checking back, because more are added every week or two!
Strive Planner

Strive and Thrive Daily Business Planner

Specifically designed for startup entrepreneurs, to help achieve goals unique to the first few years of business. It’s undated, and focuses on your key strengths.

From their site: The planner is the “baby” of best friends and inspired femtrepreneurs Grace Nelson and Charlotte Barrett, who are extremely passionate about the work that they are doing to empower other entrepreneurs and start-ups to apply effective improvements to their businesses by self-reflecting periodically and tracking their successes as they go along.

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Passion Planner

Passion Planner

  • Soft and durable faux-leather cover; animal and vegan friendly!
  • Super smooth high quality thick paper (100 gsm). About twice as thick as a standard sheet of printer paper.
  • A5 size 8.27”x11.69” (about the size of a sheet of printer paper)
  • About 210 pages
Printable Home Planner

Printable Home Planner

Floral Home & Family Planner includes 18 pages so that you can stay on top of your game. This is a digital file that you will download and print out. The beauty of this is that you can get started right away and print as many pages as you need. ★ Includes 18 pages to help you stay organized and out of panic mode if/when something goes wrong!

  • Handmade item
  • Instant Digital Download: 2 PDF included
Entrepreneur Rebel

Entrepreneur Rebel Agenda

From their site:
Be a badass & use Rebel’s Agenda your way – as a calendar, paper notebook, results board, to-do list, idea journal or whatever you come up with. The Rebel’s Agenda is responsibly manufactured in Europe.

Brilliant Life Planner

Brilliant Life Planner

from their site: More than just a place to write down dates and to-do’s, the Brilliant Life Planner helps you organize and prioritize your life, keeping your big, beautiful dreams and the people who make those dreams matter at the top of every list.

Free 2018 Planners for Entrepreneurs

Mama CEO Planner

Mama CEO Planner

From their site: The Mama CEO Planner – Plan your schedule You’re running your business and caring for your family. You need your schedule, goals and inspiration all in one place. From business plans to meal plans, the Mama CEO Planner handles it all.

Passion Planner FREE

Passion Planner

To gain access to a free copy of the Passion Planner (PDF version) share about it on social media, take a picture of what you shared, and email them to request your free copy (details included in the links above and below)
2018 Blog Plan

Mom Blog Plan

From their site:

The Blog Plan course will help you:
– Discover what type of blog YOU should start
– Get access to a successful step by step growth plan
– Learn how exactly blogs make money
– Establish a strong foundation for your blog
– Find out what to call your blog
– Stop feeling so confused and lost when it comes to starting your blog
– Grow your blog to a huge success.


Blogging Planner & Calendar

Enter your name and email address to get this super thorough blog planner for free

Commit 30

Commit 30

Free Planner PDF’s from their site:

  • December 2017 Month spread – they release a new one monthly (you can also buy their full planner)
  • Holiday Planner
  • Meal Planner
  • 30 Day Challenge Tracking Sheet
Bullet Journal

Bullet Journal

The bullet journal is a movement, not just a planner or journal. You can be as creative or minimalist, a great artist, or just a normal person (like me?) and still enjoy working with a bullet journal. Fin inspiration on pinterest and instragam. I suspect some people enjoy taking pictures of their bullet journals, more than they actually love building their business – but that’s a story for another day? 🙂
Loralee_500x500Do you love another planner that’s not on this list? Please include it in the comments, or send me a message. I’ll continue to update it over the next few weeks.

Better yet, include a link to your picture of your planner, so we can all take a look (include links back to your website too). Happy Planning! loralee_sig


  1. Linda Henslee

    Ok – I purchase the iBloom Calendar for 2018. Absolutely love it! It’s for the “spiritual” minded. Has messages from the Bible.

    • Loralee

      Brilliant! Thanks for sharing Linda <3


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