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Maintain Stage

Maintain Stage

Sustaining my business and myself

You’re well on your way. It’s time to maintain your business while setting up a solid foundation for the future. These resources and tools will give you the boost you need to run your business and achieve your goals, while also taking care of yourself.

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.

She Owns It
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She Owns It features articles for and by women entrepreneurs. The articles provide advice, inspiration, and guidance for those starting, maintaining or growing a business. Women businesses owners can ...
Sure Payroll
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If your business has paid employees, Sure Payroll provides a way to streamline that process: they pay employees by direct deposit automatically, help file taxes, and provide human resources. Their pri...
Interactive Self Care Guide
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Need to check in on your self care? This interactive self care guide will walk you through a set of simple steps to make sure that you are taking good care of yourself. You can use this guide at any p...
Quickbooks
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Quickbooks offers a way to do your accounting online. You can use this service to track income and sales, pay vendors, send invoices, and figure out your taxes. Their service costs $5 per month for fr...
Shopify
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Shopify is helpful if you are selling items online, either through an online store, Facebook, Amazon, or elsewhere. The service helps you set up an online store, track sales, manage inventory, create ...
Freshbooks
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Freshbooks offers a way to do your accounting online. You can use this service to track your income and expenses, create invoices, track your time, generate business reports, and accept credit card pa...
IRS: Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
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This IRS website has the tax forms you will need for your business, and lots of helpful resources (including an online learning section) about how to file and pay your taxes. ...
National Minority Supplier Development Council
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If your business is minority owned you may want to apply for MBE Certification by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. For this certification, the website indicates that the business mu...
WBENC
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If your business is women owned, you might want to consider getting certified as a woman-owned business. This website will help you determine if certification makes sense for your business, walk you ...
Women’s Business Development Center
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The Women’s Business Development Center provides a simple, easy to understand guide to becoming certified as a woman-owned business.

Google Analytics
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Google analytics (which has free and paid options) can help you understand things like how people are using your website, how people are finding your business, and how you can better market your busin...
Basecamp
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If your business requires managing complicated projects with different people and lots of deadlines, you may want to try planning your work online. Basecamp is a service (for $99 per month) that helps...
Paypal
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Paypal enables you to accept and make payments online. They offer a variety of ways to collect money, including through mobile card readers. They have a version that is free as well as an option with ...
Trello
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Trello is a service that lets you plan your work online. You can make to-do lists, attach files, organize projects, and more. Trello offers a free version, as well as a package for businesses that cos...
Expensify
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Expensify can help figure out how to report your business expenses. You can use this service to scan receipts, compile your expenses in one place, and create expense reports. It is free for individual...
Slack
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Slack is a tool that makes it easier for teams to communicate. It allows members of a team to chat with each other or as a group, share documents, and organization conversations by theme or subject. I...
Box
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When your business needs to store and share files and documents online, check out Box. You can use Box to keep your files online, manage your files, access your files anywhere, and share files with th...
Dropbox
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When your business requires storing and sharing files and documents, check out Dropbox. Dropbox keeps your documents online, so that you can access the latest version anywhere, including a phone. The ...
Deputy
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If your business requires scheduling employees to work different shifts, check out Deputy. It lets you create calendars and time-sheets, assign tasks, and more. Pricing starts at $2 per user per month...
EMSplus
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EMSplus is a service that allows you to accept payments via credit card on your phone or other device. It also enables you to send invoices for payments. There are no monthly fees but there is a small...
Harvest
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Harvest offers an way to track your time and expenses online. You can create time-sheets, and see how you are allocating your time to specific tasks or projects. You can use it as an individual or as ...
Shoeboxed
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Shoeboxed is a service that enables you to track your expenses (including gas and travel mileage) by scanning and organizing your receipts, which can then be used to create expense reports. There are ...
Wave
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Wave is a service for accounting, invoicing, scheduling payments, accepting payments, and managing payroll. It is specifically designed for small businesses, and they use simple, easy to understand la...

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