Business

Biz Center (Free Resources)

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It has literally never been an easier time to start your own online business! Our comprehensive list offers over 180+ resources for you to plan, design, launch, and grow your business – for Free! Start your dream business today with our curated list of resources to get your brand up and running in no time

BUSINESS PLAN

Drafting a business plan does not have to be as time-consuming as many paint it out to be. There are tons of ways to get a great business plan completed in a single morning.

LEGAL/BUSINESS RESOURCES

The legal side of your business is just as important as the visual side of your brand. Be sure to get your legal ducks in a row to save you money in the long run. In addition, check out other business resources.

Grasshopper Toll Free Forwarding – 1800 Number for your business

Easily connect to Stripe or Square. Benefits of Business Bank Account

Business Name Generators

Domains and Email

  • Bluehost – Starting at $3.95/month, web hosting, domain
  • Namecheap
  • Google Domains – Starting at $12/year. Easily integrate and connect to all Google products
  • GoDaddy – Cheap domains. When you purchase the low-cost email package, get Microsoft Office included free
  • Zoho  – Starting at $1/month
  • G-Suite – Starting at $6/month. Easily integrate and connect to all Google products

E-COMMERCE PLATFORMS

Choosing the right e-commerce platform is critical to the success of your business. Luckily, most of the platforms allow you to try out their services for a trial period. Try out atleast two and determine which is a better fit for your business. We recommend the following:

PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

There are many payment solutions out there, with most of them averaging around the same cost per transaction of 2.9% + $0.30.

BOUTIQUE RESOURCES AND INVENTORY

BRANDING, GRAPHICS, AND LOGOS

Graphics and Stock Photos

  • Canva – simple graphic design software with tons of great templates and stock photos. Create stunning graphics and worksheets.
  • 0 to 255 – Pick the perfect hue of any color in the rainbow.
  • Color Picker – Chrome web extension to identify any color’s hex (#xxxxx) from any website.
  • Crello – similar to Canva with more animated and video options
  • The Stocks
  • Deposit Photos – Over 100 million high-quality royalty-free stock images and high-definition footage
  • Stock Unlimited – Over 1 Million Royalty-free Images For Unlimited Downloads
  • Giphy – Find and create your own GIFs
  • Signature Maker – Create a handwritten, online signature. Great for blog posts, emails, documents, etc.
  • EZ Gif Maker – Make Gifs Free. Great for creating the illusion of flashing text or graphics
  • Remove Background – Remove the background from all of your pictures
  • Pablo by buffer – create social media graphics

Image Editors and Photo Compression

  • Pixlr – Free in-browser Photoshop-esque Image Editor
  • A Color Story – Enhance the colors on any photo
  • Sumo Paint – Image Editor
  • Compressor – reduce the size of photos to speed up your website
  • TinyJPG – – reduce the size of photos and optimize images to speed up your website

Logos 

Fonts

SHIPPING AND PACKAGING

SEO AND WEB ANALYTICS

Organic traffic is the top referrer to your store, so making sure Google knows you exist is critical to your brand’s growth. Good old fashioned SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and reviewing analytics is the best way to help Google and other web search engines find you and place your website in their top search results.

FUNDING: GRANTS AND LOANS

Grants

Loans

SOCIAL MEDIA SHARE APPS

MARKETING

Email Marketing

Social Media Marketing

Other Marketing

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

 

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