GUIDED Resource Links

GUIDED Resource Links

Want to add some time to your day? We compiled the following small business resources over the years to share vendors, advice and apps. Previously we distributed it via the GUIDED Resources Links file but now it is available online.


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Business Advice

Legal Structure - Understand Your Options

Local Start-up Requirements (article)


Business Start-Up

Copyright Office

License & Permits

Trademarks and Patents


Business Tools

Accounting Software (live POS)

Accounting Software (xero)

Send Large Files (formerly yousendit)

Send Large Files (dropbox)

Online Meeting Provider (goto meeting)

Digital Marketing App

Online Invoicing (square)

Quick Hires (thumbtack)

Quick Hires (task rabbit)

Team Collaboration (basecamp)

Team Collaboration (oneplace)

Team Collabaoration (trello)

Sell Tickets/Admission Online *

Sell Self-Published Books

Online Survey (surveymonkey)

Online Survey (wufoo)


Image Builder


Custom Reward Cards 2

Custom Reward Cards 3

Stock Photos (bigstockphoto)

Logo Design (crowdspring)

Custom Printed Products

Email Marketing (constant contact) *

Email Marketing (mail chimp)

Personalized Promo Items *

Lunch Truck Advertising

Share Presentations

Stock Photos (shutterstock) *

Templates for printed marketing collateral

Printed Marketing


Business Plan Formatting


Headers & Footers


Research Tools

Alexa - Competitor Insight

Annual Reports

Census data

City Data

Corp Info

Find Business Leads

Google Finance


Industry Search Starter

Competitors' Marketing Activity

Business Directory

Melissa Data (general)


Reference for Business

SEC Filings

US Industries GDP Data

Yelp-Research Companies


Start-Up Vendors

Register a LLC or Corp

Phone System for Entrepreneurs

Checks in the Mail (Business Checks) *

Communication Services *

Quick Websites ( *

Toll-free Number Lookup

Online Printers (smartlevels)

Website Builder (volusion)

Website Theme Templates *

Website Builder (big commerce)

Website Builder (shopify)

Register for a D-U-N-S Number


Supply Sources

Branded Retail Packaging

Batteries and Power Cords (low cost)

Custom Chocolates and More

Decorative Envelopes & Supplies

Drop Shipping Products *

Branded and Retail Boxes

Global Sources Direct

Liquidation *

Store Fixtures and Supplies

Wholesale Links

Google Merchant Center



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