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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

BusinessAdvising.org
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BusinessAdvising.org is an online small business advising and mentoring platform by Pacific Community Ventures. BusinessAdvising matches you with a business coach or a mentor to provide you with tailo...
Borrowers’ Bill of Rights
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The Borrowers’ Bill of Rights identifies six fundamental rights that all small business owners seeking financing deserve. It outlines how lenders and brokers should uphold and protect these rights. ...
Community Development Financial Institution Finder
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Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) provide different types of financing and capital to community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, co...
Find a Local Women’s Business Center
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Are you looking for a one-stop center for your business needs (besides werc space of course!)? If you’re looking for a physical training center, a place to make connections, and access more reso...
Fundera
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Fundera allows you to compare multiple financing options at once. Fill out one application to see which lending products you qualify for and get connected with a personal lending specialist. Lending p...
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...
Hello Alice
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Hello Alice is an online platform that uses AI technology to curate tools, resources, events and opportunities based on your type and stage of business. Sign up for free to get access to funding oppor...
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...
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...
Mentoring Her
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Mentoring Her is an online mentoring community for women. Find and connect with other women to help inspire, guide, and mentor you. It’s easy to sign up with your email, LinkedIn or Facebook pr...
MicroMentor
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Thriving entrepreneurs often cite mentoring as a critical component of their success. Micromentor is a free mentorship matching website, where you can find a business mentor or become a mentor for ano...
Pogo
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Pogo is a free service that allows you to compare business insurance policies. They help you find the policies that work for your business needs and your budget.  ...
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. Find a local SCORE office o...
Send Grid Email Marketing Guide
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Send Grid offers a comprehensive email marketing guide. It includes tips and suggestions on how to create an email marketing strategy, building your email list, and making the most of your email marke...
Small Business Administration (SBA)
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The Small Business Administration is a one-stop-shop for all your business needs. They offer business guides to plan, launch, and manage your business as well as links to local resources. Use SBA to f...
Squarespace
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Squarespace allows you to build a website for your business and offers easy to use website templates. You can set up a blog or an online store using Squarespace. Squarespace offers multiple plans that...
WordPress
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WordPress 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 busin...
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...
Venturize
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Venturize is a free online resource hub for small business owners who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small bu...

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