Overview

Finding out where to start can be a little tough, but we made it very user friendly for you to follow. On the left, are all the different tools that you will be interested in as you build your business. Below is a high level overview of each section, to give  you a better idea of what to expect. Topics will go live as they are updated weekly.

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Accounting & Finance

Know the language of business. All business owners must know where their business stands in terms of revenue, expenses, and net profit. Do not discount the importance of being organized in terms of your business finances.

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business plan

Creating a business plan is like having a roadmap for your business. It takes time to write one and sometimes it doesn't go as planned. However, having one will allow you to reference your strategy and vision of your business when things go as planned or not. Here are some tools to help you organize and efficiently complete a business plan specific to your business.

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creative tools

There comes a time when you will need to put together a quick flyer or design a Facebook cover or whatever your creative needs may be. These are great tools that will be a great investment if you are doing a lot of design in-house.

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CREDIT CARDS

A great tool if used correctly. It can help with your cashflow, especially since you have about a month to pay off the balance. Some credit cards come with great bonus offers, so you can easily reach them with your business expenses. The bonuses can be used for travel or redeemed for cash back.

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DOMAIN NAMES

Domain names are pretty important. It is part of your branding and it is where your clients will find you on the internet. The domain name functions similar to your street address in the real world.

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DROPSHIPPING

If you're interested in retail, dropshipping may help you keep your startup costs low. This method allows you to sell to clients without having to keep the product  in stock. Instead, when you sell a product, you would put the purchase through to a third party and have it shipped directly to the client.

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E-Commerce

This distribution channel is the way of the future for retail sales. Each year, more and more people are comfortable purchasing products and services online. These platforms have come a long way in making it super user friendly so that you may get started right away.

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HIRING

There are times when you have to leave it to the professionals. These sites offer a place for you to hire freelancers to work on your special projects. The term for the engagement can be as long as you like or as short. Find a budget that works with what you are trying to achieve.

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Leadership & strategy

These are some of the greatest books that have shaped entrepreneur strategic thinking. The hardest part is finding the time to read them all, however, use them as reference whenever you get the opportunity.

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Learning

Business is learning. Get inspiration from various sources. Take an online class to improve a skill or achieve a certain business goal.

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Legal

These services help you set up your business properly. Do it right the first time to avoid violating any local, state, or federal law.

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Licensing & Permit

It is important to get approval from the city or county you will be operating your business in. Research and get all necessary licenses and permits.

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marketing

What will make my customer buy my product or service? That is the million-dollar question. It takes a bit of research and effort, but you’ll find what works for your business. There is more than one way to get a customer.

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Reliable and quick print shops are the rage. Depending on the type of business, first impression may come from the first business card exchange.

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social media

Every business wants them, but not all are using them correctly. Think about who your audience is and what goal you are trying to achieve.

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stock images

Find the best images to represent you and your business even if you’re not the best photographer. Quick and easy and it can make your marketing look professional instead of a total disaster.

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video

The attention span of the average consumer is getting shorter. Videos are a great way to convey a lot of information in a short amount of time. These are all easy to use tools to make your business stand out. 

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WEBHOSTING

If domain is similar to a street address, then web hosting is the house.

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website

Besides the domain name, how your website gets built and how it looks is just as important. Think of it as your digital store front, what do you want the world to see?

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WHOLESALE

Getting inventory at wholesale may be very important if you're looking to start a retail shop or e-commerce store. Here are some reputable sites and resources.