There are so many free, online resources for business owners out there. It can be quite overwhelming when you search for business tips. Here are Thrive Web Designs’ top five favorite resources for business owners looking to learn and expand their knowledge on entrepreneurship:
Entrepreneur.com – This is one of the best sites you can visit on a weekly basis. They are constantly updating their article database and have a wide variety of topics covering an even wider variety of industries. They also offer a magazine subscription service that we truly enjoy. Whether you need marketing ideas, human resource information, retirement plan explanation, or really anything else business related, this is a great site to add to your bookmark bar.
Inc.com - Similar to Entrepreneur.com, this site also offers various articles all related to business and entrepreneurship. Inc.com has an extensive list of categories, as well, and updates their site frequently. This site also offers a list of tools for business owners such as business plan templates, agreement and contract templates, and more.
US Small Business Administration – Whether you need information on business taxes, loans, grants, and funding, or business development, the SBA is a great resource. It also has the option to specify your location to get even more localized advice and information.
IRS - Oh, taxes… it’s about that time of the year when this word tends to make people cringe, especially business owners. Get the answers to your questions, download forms, and find your specific state for more localized advice.
Thrive Web Designs – We had to sneak our company into this list somehow! If you are a business owner without a website, you are missing out on a huge audience of potential clients. We specialize in custom web sites and SEO to help get your site listed high up on Google and other search engines. We also specialize in logo design, business identity, and branding. Many people feel like they should wait until the economy is better to get a website, or until their profit is higher, but that is actually backwards thinking. A website will help your business grow through this tough economy and make your profit rise. Contact us today for more information on how we can help your business grow!
Until Next Time!
Bonnie Olswanger – Thrive Web Designs, a Boise web design company