If you’re looking for ways to keep some of your small business’ well-earned dollars in your piggy bank, try these free (or very inexpensive) resources to help you build a website, understand your target market, please your customers, and even get a business name.
- Websites like MOO let you print small runs of business cards from existing templates or from uploaded designs. This can often save you loads of money compared to traditional printing, and is great if you need a small amount of cards for an event.
- Check out websites like Kijiji and Craigslist.org for items on sale, cheap services — even free items. Of course, make sure to keep an eye out for scams. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
- Weebly and Yola let you create a free website for your small business.
- Google Trends can clue you in to what your potential customers are thinking, feeling, hating, loving, and asking for.
- FreeCRM, as you can probably tell by the name, is free customer relationship management software.
- Enter in some relevant keywords at NetSubstance, and it will suggest some possible brand names for your business.