Resources for small businesses.

There are so many different online resources for entrepreneurs. Choosing the right ones for your business can be overwhelming, especially if you’re just starting out.

After working with hundreds of Canadian entrepreneurs, and being entrepreneurs ourselves, we’ve put together a list of the programs, books, and other resources we find the most useful. Goodbye, overwhelm and procrastination! 

If you have a suggestion to add to this list, contact us and we’ll look into it. 

We only recommend resources we know, like, and trust. Some of these are affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you choose to use them. This doesn’t cost you anything – and it helps us continue to create great free content while giving back.

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Website Builders

A well-designed website can help you make a great first impression. These website builders are user-friendly, have nice templates, and are cost-effective.  

Even if you’re not building your site yourself, it’s a good idea to keep future updates in mind. If you don’t want to outsource every update, you’ll want a program that’s easy to use. 

DIY or Work with a Designer
Work with a Designer
Hire Designers or Developers

Social Media

How do you post on social media regularly, while running a business? Scheduling tools let you plan and schedule your content ahead of time.

Graphic Design

These design tools can help you create professional-looking graphics and animations for your small business. 

Design It for Me
Design It Myself (Beginner)
Design It Myself (Advanced)

Free Assets

There are a number of websites that offer great free images, icons, and fonts for personal and commercial use. 

Free Stock Photos
Free Fonts

Email Lists

Email management systems help you nurture and grow your client base. These options offer a good user experience and have plans that grow with your needs. Mailchimp has a free plan, which is nice when you’re getting started. 

Productivity

Anything that helps make the workday more efficient is a winner in our books. These programs help you automate the little tasks so you can get more out of your day.

– Save your passwords with LastPass*

– Schedule meetings with Calendly*

– Proofread your writing with Grammarly

– Block distractions with BlockSite

– Meet virtually with Zoom

– Plan your time with a Full Focus Planner

– Work on the cloud with Google Workspace*

Google Workspace Discount Codes

Starter Plan – H99AW73CRH6LDGC

Standard Plan – XA4EC4RELTYKEYY

Financial

These programs help you streamline your invoicing and time tracking, helping you easily create new estimates, send invoices, track hours, and stay on top of outstanding invoices. They can make life a whole lot easier.

Legal

Don’t speak legal jargon? Neither do we… But we have great systems in place to keep our business protected. Here are some of our favourites. 

Security

These tools can help protect you and your business from online threats.