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Launch Stage

Launch Stage

Launching my business

You’re ready to start a business. Check out these resources & tools to motivate, manage and give your business a jump start.

Resources & Tools

Small Business Administration (SBA)
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SBA is a one-stop-shop for all your business needs. They have guides, templates, tools and links to local resources.

SME Toolkit
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The SME Toolkit offers a clear, concise guide to business planning with helpful tools and templates organized by stage of business. The tools include a finance calculators, business templates and stor...
Self Care Starter Kit
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University of Buffalo offers this “Self Care Starter Kit” that provides guidance and practical tools to establish a self care routine. ...
Hello Alice
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Hello Alice uses AI technology to curate tools, resources, events and opportunities based on stage of business, and they believe in inclusivity for women and minorities. They also run a 12 week virtua...
Kissmetrics
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Kissmetrics offers a paid service for analyzing your online marketing. They also offer lots of guides, blog posts and webinars about online marketing and how to engage more customers. ...
Walker’s Legacy
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Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for entrepreneurial women with a strong focus on diversity. They offer articles, a directory of businesses led by women, and communities that you can join i...
Send Grid
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Send Grid offers a comprehensive email marketing guide, with lots of tips about how to use emails to market your business. ...
SCORE
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SCORE provides you free business mentoring and advice. They also offer educational webinars, courses on demand, and a library of resources with guides and helpful articles. Connect with SCORE in your ...
Association of Women Business Centers
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AWBC offers a fee-based network: it costs $400 per year to be a member. They sustain and support women business owners with over 100 local Women’s Business Centers. ...
Women 2.0
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Women 2.0 is a resource for those looking for insights in to the tech industry, startups, and gender issues. They offer articles and interviews with women who are working in tech. ...
The BOSS Network
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A network and online resource for women entrepreneurs. They have a business directory that features women-led businesses, events, resources. Membership costs $299 and then $60 annually. ...
PowerMoves USA
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PowerMoves is an organization that supporters entrepreneurs of color at every stage of their business journey. They have boot camps for businesses that are just starting to develop, an accelerator for...
Squarespace
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Squarespace offers easy to use website templates that allow you to build a website for your business. It is easy to use, but costs $12 per month for a basic website (plus the cost of buying a domain, ...
WordPress
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WordPress.org offers a basic, free way to create a website for your business (note that you will still have to buy your domain, which is your website address). A website with more features for small b...
Pogo
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Pogo lets you compare rates for different types of business insurance. ...
Gravie
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Gravie provides a way to contribute to your employee’s health insurance plans. It is free to use for employers and employees (but you have to pay for the insurance you decide to buy). ...
Mad Mimi
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Mad Mimi helps you with your email marketing: use this site if you want to create, send, share or track online email newsletters. ...
Hootsuite
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Does your business require a lot of social media? Use Hootsuite to manage your social media marketing, track what’s working and what’s not, and schedule posts. The basic plan is $19 per m...
WebStrategies
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Use this marketing budget calculator tool to help you figure out how much you need to spend on your marketing. This website also has resources about how to improve your marketing budget and make it mo...
Yellow Pages
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Yellow Pages is a business directory where customers leave reviews. List your business on Yellow Pages to increase traffic to your website, store or services. Make sure to encourage people to leave re...
Yelp
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Yelp is where many people go to find local businesses. List your business on Yelp to increase traffic to your website, store, or services. Make sure to encourage people to leave reviews! It is free to...
Canva
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Canva offers graphic design tools to create branding and images for websites, ads, banners, etc. It is free to use the basic plan, and $12.95 per month for access to more extensive services. ...
Piktochart
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Piktochart offers infographic tools, with templates and formats that you can use to design flyers, presentations, or information sheets. This website is useful for businesses that want to make the inf...
MailChimp
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MailChimp helps you create marketing emails, sign up forms, and to track the impact of your emails on your business. The service is free if you have less than 2,000 email subscribers, and $10 per mont...
Legal Zoom
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Legal Zoom offers legal templates that you need to start or grow your business. Their templates are organized by the forms you will need to start or manage a business, including forms for tax, registr...
Google Business
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Google Business offers a free way to manage the online presence of your business across Google. You can register and list your business on Google Maps and Google’s platforms to help potential cu...
Unsplash
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Unsplash offers free stock photos that you can use in marketing materials, your website, or for your branding. ...

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