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A reminder to small business owners: You don’t have to figure it out all on your own.

Starting a business is hard, especially when you don’t really know where to start or have the right tools + resources. But how do you know which resources are the best for you and where can you find them?

This page was curated for the entrepreneur looking to start or grow their business. We have carefully compiled a list of both free and paid resources available for you to build a business you can be proud of.

From visual to financial resources, we have just about everything you need to get going or elevate your current position.

Welcome to Your Resource Library!

Mailerlite

A marketing automation platform that helps small businesses create and send email campaigns, design landing pages, and automate customer journeys. It offers a range of features, including email templates, drag-and-drop editors, and reporting tools, all at an affordable price.

Mailchimp

Offers a free subscription account that allows you to connect with your audience and prospective supporters through email marketing. With Mailchimp, you can send your viewers’ customized emails for different events or categories in your business. You are allowed up to 1000 subscriptions before you have to pay for more storage; this gives you plenty of time to grow a solid brand and generate some revenue to put back into your business and marketing tools.

Pinterest

Take your marketing one extra step with Pinterest; make a cool graphic for your blog post, videos, or call to action. If you don’t use the app you should really consider starting; Pinterest is a great tool to bring more traffic to your business.

Marketing Land

For digital marketing news and industry updates.

Hubspot

A marketing, sales, and service platform that helps businesses grow by attracting, engaging, and delighting customers. It offers a range of tools and integrations to help businesses manage their customer relationships and improve their overall marketing and sales strategies.

Google My Business

Get your business registered with Google, customize your brand description and hours.

Grammarly

This tool should be installed on everyone’s computer in my opinion. There’s nothing worse than reading something that’s terribly written. Grammarly helps make sure you fix all spelling and grammatical errors in everything your writing from, a corporate document to a simple email, when Grammarly is installed you’ll always know what needs to be corrected.

Sniply

Easy to use call-to-action tool

Yelp

Register your business to be easily located and to collect reviews and testimonials.

Buy Me A Coffee

Buy Me a Coffee is an American crowdfunding company based in San Francisco, California, United States. It provides a service for creators to collect donations from their supporters. BMC charges no monthly fees, but charges a transaction fee of 5 percent on any support received by the creator

Kickstarter

Crowd-fund via pre-selling your products

Indiegogo crowd-fund

Offers donations with a focus on arts and creative projects, including some which aren’t allowed on Kickstarter.

Go Fund Me

A for-profit crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events  such as projects, celebrations, and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses

Score

This nonprofit website gives free business advice and offers affordable workshops from $20-$75

Startup Nation

Provides information and assistance with tools and resources needed to start a business.

Notion

A powerful all-in-one workspace that allows users to manage tasks, take notes, collaborate with others, and more. With its customizable interface and flexible organizational tools, Notion is a popular choice for individuals and teams looking to stay organized and productive.

Slack

Slack is a business communication tool that offers many features, including chat rooms organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging. It is designed to improve communication and collaboration within teams and organizations.

Trello

A digital project management tool used to plan and execute small and large projects. This collaboration tool offers a free and premium option and is recommended from experience.

Google Drive

Is free and offers a universal destination for all company files making it easier for anyone with permission to access documents and is recommended from experience.

Dropbox

A tool to store company files for easy access.

Slack

A business communication tool that offers many features, including chat rooms organized by topic, private groups, and direct messaging.

Streak

A simple CRM plugin for Gmail to help manage and share your sales leads.

Basecamp

I use it for project management with external teams who don’t know our Trello workflow

Stormboard

An online virtual whiteboard that allows you to collaborate in real-time.

Morning Brew

Morning Brew is a daily email newsletter that provides readers with a quick and easy way to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in the business world. The newsletter covers a wide range of topics, including finance, technology, and marketing, and is designed to be engaging and informative for business professionals of all levels.

Marketing Brew

A daily email newsletter that brings you the latest stories shaping the marketing and advertising world.

Marketer Milk

Marketer Milk is a weekly email newsletter that curates the latest news and trends in marketing and advertising, offering insights and analysis for marketers and business professionals alike.

Entrepreneur

Carries news stories about entrepreneurship, small business management, and business.

Black Enterprise

A business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans.

Forbes

Published biweekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law.

Bloomberg

The global leader in business and financial data, news, and insight.

SkillShare

Classes are authentic, actionable, and designed to help you bring what you’ve learned into the real world.

Seth Godin’s Startup School

15 audio episodes covering Seth’s take on getting entrepreneurial

Moz Learn

The Moz SEO Certification will give

Hootsuite

A social media management platform that allows you to manage multiple social media accounts, schedule posts, and track analytics all in one place. It’s a powerful tool for businesses looking to streamline their social media presence.

Buffer

A social media management platform that helps manage and schedule posts across multiple social media accounts. It also provides analytics to track the performance of your social media presence.

Tailwind

Offers tools to help businesses streamline their social media presence. With Tailwind, users can manage multiple social media accounts, schedule posts, and track analytics in one place.

Later

A social media scheduling and analytics tool, designed to help you plan and publish content across various social media platforms. With Later, you can optimize your posts for maximum engagement and track your overall social media performance.

Unsplash

Claims over 207,000 photographers and generates more than 17 billion photo impressions per month with a growing library of over 2 million free beautiful high resolution images .

Pexels

Provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages. Pexels also offers stock video clips as well.

Reshot

Offers free icons, illustrations and photos that come with commercial licenses.

Picjumbo

Offers eye-catching gallery of high quality images. All the items on the website are completely free and attribution is not required.

Pixabay

Provides you with the images and videos you can use anywhere.

Canva

A free design resource for non-designers that allow you to create an eye-pleasing visual content.

Infogram

Makes it easy to create unique infographics and reports. This tool allows you to work with the texts, maps or videos. Infogram also offers pre-made templates you can easily use and adapt to your branding.

Placeit

Offers a range of free mockups, design templates and More.

WordPress

A custom visual site builder with a variety of themes and integrations for e-commerce, blogs, portfolios, newsletters, etc. This platform is recommended from experience. WordPress offers the opportunity to develop a unique custom website and is usually designed from start to finish to match your needs.

Squarespace

Visual site builder with a variety of themes and integrations for e-commerce, blogs, portfolios, newsletters, etc.

Shopify

For e-commerce and online stores.

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Mood Board + Creative Direction Template

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