Start A Business: Free Small Business Startup Tools And Resources
Welcome to the Small Business Trends free small business startup tools and resources page. Here you will find many free business startup tools and resources to assist you in your endeavors to start your own business.
|Start An Online Business
Zero Dollars, a Little Talent and Thirty Days is an ebook written by Jennifer Laycock and chronicles her journey to start a business in 30 days without investing a dime. Learn how to find and fill a niche, operate a blog, launch a viral campaign and more.
|Start A Home Business
Browse 30 free tools ranging from Business plans, startup and cash flow calculators, training, name and identity, EIN number, small business payroll software and accounting software such as QuickBooks Simple Start, Intuit Billing Manager and more.
|Free Business Templates
SCORE is a nonprofit association committed to educating entrepreneurs. Here you’ll find free business templates such as profit and loss, balance sheets, loan amortization calculator, competitive analysis, startup expenses, 12 month sales forecasting and more.
|Free Startup Kits
Free business startup kits from Entrepreneur.com. Offerings include restaurants, bars, internet businesses, wedding consultants, child care, gift baskets, event planning, pet businesses, bed & breakfasts and much more.
|Free Website & Blogger Design Tools
Would you like to start your own business online via a blog or website? Honkgkiat.com has pages and pages of tech, web site design and blogger tools that include Photoshop templates, wallpapers, blogging logos & icons, stock photos, Twitter wallpapers and more.
|Free Collaboration & Productivity Applications
Zoho offers it’s suite of online software collaboration applications. They can be from Zoho upon free registration and are designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs and businesses to manage all of their work and collaborate and share projects, documents, etc.
|Free Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
BatchBook offers a free CRM service under it’s BabyBlue package. Simply sign up, select BabyBlue and it’s yours – free. The service is customizable and includes up to 200 contacts, SSL, 1 GB of storage and one user allowed. If you need more, no worries, just upgrade.
|Free Passive Income Guide
Make money while you sleep. A free download that’s chalk full of expert advice on how to earn money and keep it rolling in week after week, month after month – without increasing your workload or responsibilities while doing so.
|Business Information Library – Start A Business
Biz Info Library is a repository of information and expert articles for starting your own business. It is a service from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Edward Lowe Foundation, and the James J. Hill Reference Library. Registration is free – and knowledge is power.
|Free Business Planning Help
Loads of business planning startup tools and resources to aid in the growth of your business. Contains the largest collection of business planning tools you can find online. There are also tools for assistance with managing your business.
|Free SEO Tools
Free keyword tool, SEO for Firefox, rank checker, analytical tools, search engine rank checker, PPC tools, link analysis tools and more. Also included are Google gadgets, browser extentions and toolbar gadgets and SEO tutorials. A one stop shop for all your SEO needs.
|Free Press Release Distribution Sites
Have something that you’d like to announce to the world? Listed are over 20 press release distribution sites, all free to use. Announce grand openings, news stories, special announcements, new business ventures and more – get your message out there.
|Free Startup Internet Course
Learn from accomplished professionals and business owners via the comfort of your living room with this free internet startup course from My Own Business. Fourteen topics include everything from evaluating buisness potential to licenses & permits to international trade.
|Free Download – 101 Startup Tips
Startup Business School and Richard Banfield offer 101 Essential Startup Tips as a free download. It’s contents relay information relevant to every stage of business – from the first day of conception to the day you sell it. Download this valuable free small busines resource now.
|Free Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Tools
SEO Consultants offers search engine marketing (SEM) tools and tips. They also offer tips for web site design and development. Included are DNS Reports to fix problems, check HTTP compression, a glossary of SEO terms, HTML/XHTML validator and more.
A sampling of informational audio podcasts from Small Business Trends Radio:
|How to Start a Business With No Money
One day Gary got into his 1972 Dodge, borrowed a ladder and then went house to house offering to clean out gutters. Soon, he had a multi-million dollar business on his hands.
|Start A Real Estate Photography Business
Do you enjoy snapping photographs? If so, then you’re qualified to own and operate your own real estate web site. Kelly did it and so can you.
|What Investors Look For in Startups
Do you know what the WORST thing to say to an investor is? Find out how to improve your chances of receiving startup funds.
|How to Succeed as a Virtual Freelancer
Dreaming of starting your own business? Well, why not consider working from home as a virtual freelancer and join the “Rat Race Rebellion?”