30+ Online Business Tools to Help your Small Business

If you are ready to start a small business, or improve your current business, you know that your online presence is crucial to your success. The days of an Open sign on the front door and a Yellow Pages listing are long gone. Now it’s all about a website, social media, online advertising, email, etc.
Your customers expect you to present a professional appearance online and if they can’t find you or don’t like what they see, they will keep on searching until they find a business that looks like it is, well, open for business.

Everything has changed…for the better

Only a few years ago, all you really needed to do was have a simple five-page website with your phone number and address on it and you were good to go. But now customers expect to be able to contact you online, order your services, pay for your services, and do whatever they want and need to do…and all online.
There is obviously a lot to do to get up and running and it’s hard to know where to even start so that your business looks professional and ready to serve your customers. Fortunately, everything that the modern business needs to do online is now fast, easy, and inexpensive.
There are so many great tools now, and most of them are free, that here at Bixxr (Business Intelligence Xtraordinaire!) we actually decided to put together a comprehensive list of everything that we thought was important to have for a new or growing business, and of course we want as much of it as possible to be free. We like free because we know that new businesses don’t have a lot of money when they first start.

Download The Complete Digital Guide for Small Businesses

By the time we ended up making a list of valuable resources the list was so long that we made it into an eBook, and frankly it’s pretty great. Based on more than 20 years of online success (and failure), our free Business Guide gets right to the point without a lot of fluff. Here’s a partial list of all the great stuff and how to get it, and again, 80% of these services are free so it’s easy to launch or dramatically improve your online presence.
  • How to set up your business email
  • How to set up an LLC
  • How to get an EIN
  • How to set up and use Constant Contact and MailChimp
  • How to get a domain name and hosting account
  • How to choose a great prebuilt website
  • How to build your own website
  • How to cheaply get a logo
  • How to do Search Engine Optimization for your new site
  • How to get a free business listing on Google
  • How to use Google Analytics, AdWords, and AdSense
  • How to invoice your customers online
  • How to accept retail payments online
  • How to set up an online store and sell on Facebook, Etsy, Amazon, and anywhere else
  • And much, much more
As you can tell, there’s lots to do if you want to be up to speed with your online business presence so we’ve made it as easy as possible to get going fast. Of course since we like free so much, we’ve made our Small Business Starter Kit free too. All you have to do is download it here. It’s also $14.99 online at Amazon, but why not get it for free now?

Here’s the link again: It’s free and very helpful!