RESOURCES

Need to Know Information for your Business

Our resources are for anyone, at any level, in the small business industry. These websites were individually selected based on the information each provides. If you are in the beginning stages of creating a business, designing an affiliate program or joining a direct sales company, there is something here for you. Maybe you have already joined a company, have some questions or are just interested in doing a background check. Be sure to take your time and do your own research. It is well worth the time and effort. This list is a great place to start! 

PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS 

ALL BUSINESS

One of the world’s largest online resources for small businesses providing essential tools and resources to start, grow, and manage your business.

AMERICAN EXPRESS

Tools, Support & Inspiration. Promote your business all year long with free downloadable Shop Small materials.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU 

The BBB collects and provides free business reviews.

BPLANS

Free resource to help entrepreneurs start and run better businesses.

BUSINESS USA

Official website of the U.S Government proving tools and resources including online training.

ENTREPRENEUR

Definitive guide with resources including How To section with tips and strategies.

GRAMMARLY

Grammary is software, as well as a browser extension that analyzes your writing for improper word usage, too. It highlights any errors, just like standard spell-check. Once you see a problem, you can fix it.

HOME BUSINESS MAGAZINE

Loaded with content to help you start-up, grow and succeed in a home-based business.

​INC.

Resources for start-ups, growing your business, and everything business.

IRS

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.

LAWDEPOT

Free Legal Documents, Forms and Contracts.

LEGALZOOM

Legal Resources and Services for all your business.

MAJESTIC

Track your online influence with the planet's largest Link Index database

MOZ

Learn SEO & Search Marketing.

MY OWN BUSINESS

Leading provider of free online education for entrepreneurs.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

Everything a self-employed business owners needs to know.

NOLO

Small businesses find answers to their everyday legal and business questions.

SCOOP IT

Content marketing resources with guides and strategies for your business.

SCORE

Free business mentoring and low- or no-cost workshops.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Everything from Starting and Managing to Loans, Grants, and Contracts and more!

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Knowing and understand your rights.

US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

Protect what is yours legally.

WOMEN FOR HIRE

Dedicated to women with career-related information.

ICANN WHOIS 

 Lookup any generic domains, such as "icann.org" to find out the registered domain holder. 

 

DOMAINS, HOSTING, WEBSITE BUILDERS 

GODADDY

Domains, WordPress, website builder, hosting, and email marketing. 

46 HOTTEST WORD PRESS PLUGINS 

How to Dominate SEO With the 46 Hottest WordPress Plugins  From Neil Patel 

Facebook & Twitter Tools 

101 FACEBOOK TOOLS FOR 2017

Lilach Bullock put together this list that includes a variety of categories such as Ads, Monitoring, Analytics, Visuals, Contests, Online stores, Appointment scheduling and more.

101 TOP TWITTER TOOLS FOR 2017 

Lilach Bullock put together this list that includes a variety of categories such as Dashboards, Automation, Ads, Analytics, Hashtags, Twitter Chats, Visual Content and more. 

BITLY.COM

Allows you to shorten, measure and optimize your URLs. 

 

Online Store

ECWID

Ecwid is a free shopping cart that allows anyone to easily create online store and sell everywhere from Facebook to mobile.

FREE WEBSTORE

Build your free online store, add up to twenty products before upgrading.

SHOPIFY

The ecommerce platform made for you to  sell online, on social media, in store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered.

Photo Editors, Logo Maker

BE FUNKY

Basic account is free to use and provides users with access to our library of 125 digital effects.

CANVA

Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and more.

LOGO TYPE MAKER

Generate and Create branding design in our editor for free.

PIC MONKEY

Add filters, frames, text, and effects to images with our free online photo editing tool!

PIKTOCHART

Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high quality graphics.

Social Media Automation 

BUFFER

Schedule posts to one social platform for free. Store up to 10 posts at a time.

HOOTSUITE

Free plan includes three social networks. Schedule up to ten posts daily along with basic analytics.

LATER 

For Individuals, Free Forever. Up to 30 posts per month for Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. 50 per month for Twitter. Upgrades available. 

 

PLANOLY

Free forever plan includes 1 account, 1 user, 30 uploads a month, photos only, and more. Upgrades available. 

10 BEST TOOLS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING  

Automating your marketing can help you save time so you can spend more of it building a relationships. 

Survey Tools 

TYPEFORM

Basic plan is Free up to 100 Responses per month. 10 fields. Upgrades available. 

SURVEY MONKEY 

Free unlimited number of surveys. Questions per survey 10. Number of responses 100/Survey. Upgrades available. 

 

WUFOO

Free forever plan up to 3 forms,  100 entries, 10 fields, 1 user and 3 reports. Upgrades available. 

Project Management 

ASANA 

With tasks, projects, conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish.