TOOLS & RESOURCES

Free and inexpensive tools for building your brand and growing your business

Business Card Design

BUSINESS CARDS

Free template downloads

SLR Camera

PHOTO EDITORS

Free online photo editing 

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FREE COURSES

Free business courses

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NAME GENERATORS

Generate business names for free

Printed Instagram Photos

PHOTO OPTIMIZATION

Optimize your photos for free

Pens

FREE SUPPLIES

Free business supplies and samples

Machine Sketch

LOGO GENERATORS

Create your logo for free

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MARKETING

Ways to market your business for free

Office Work

BUDGETING

Balance & Save with these budgeting tools

Computer Software Guidance

SOFTWARE

Free software for small businesses

office supplies

BULK & WHOLESALE

Wholesale and discount office supplies

 
 

1001 FREE FONTS

URBAN FONTS

DAFONT

FONT SQUIRREL

FREE TYPOGRAPHY

FONT BUNDLES

FONT FABRIC

FONT SPACE

FREEBIES BUG

AWWWARDS

FREE DESIGN RESOURCES

CANVA

PIXEL SURPLUS

FREE FONTS

FREE TEMPLATES & TOOLS

BROTHER CREATIVE CENTER | Get Templates
Free templates 

AVERY | Get Templates

Free Templates 
 

FREE LOGO SERVICES | Get Templates
Free templates 

CANVA | Get Templates
Design business cards for free 

BUSINESS CARD MAKER | Start Designing
Design your business cards for free 

ADOBE SPARK | Start Designing
Design business cards with Adobe's free Spark software

MICROSOFT OFFICE TEMPLATES | Get Templates
Free business card templates

JUKEBOX PRINT | Start Designing or Get Templates
Create your own business card design

Free Templates

SHOPIFY (Free Business Card Maker) | Start Designing
Create your own business card design

BUSINESS CARDS

NO DOWNLOAD REQUIRED

REMOVE.BG

This site uses AI technology to recognize the uploaded images and removes the background. 

Originally created for background removal only, this site has since been revamped to offer more editing options.

Remove.bg >

 

ONLINE PNG TOOLS

Like Remove.bg, this site uses AI technology to instantly remove the backgrounds of photos without editing software or skills.  ​

This site doesn't offer many editing options, but is a simple alternative for product photo editing

Online PNG Tools >

FREE PHOTO EDITING

FREE BUSINESS SAMPLES

MARCO Promos

Free promotional samples

Visit Marco Promos >

 

Munchins Freebies

Free office supplies; Links and promotions

Visit MunchkinsFreebies >

National Pen

Free sample pens

Visit National Pen >

Any Promo

Free marketing samples

Visit Any Promo >

 

 

American Express

Complimentary American Express branded signs and supplies for merchants that accept American Express

Visit American Express >

Growth Supply

400+ free tools and resources for entrepreneurs and small business startups

Visit Growth Supply

BUSINESS SUPPLIES

PUBLIC DOMAIN VECTORS

Free Illustrations & Vectors

PIXABAY

Free Images & Illustrations

Attribution optional

CLKER

i2CLIPART

Free Clipart

GOOD FREE PHOTOS

Free Clipart

FREE GRAPHICS

WAYS TO MARKET FOR FREE

GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

Sign up to get your business found on Google easier.  Google can track visits to your page and allows your site to rank higher on the search engine.

PINTEREST

Pinterest is one of the most popular sites for creative image shares.  On Pinterest, you can:

  • Create a free business account

  • Create engaging posts to share with potential customers, leading more visitors to your site

YAHOO!

Though this search engine is not as popular as Google, it's still a powerful way to get your business advertised without having to spend money on ads.  Having your business seen in many places is a valuable way to get the word out about your business.

BING

Another search engine, Bing is still a go-to choice for many users and is a valuable tool for advertising your businessl  

FACEBOOK

Create a business page for free.  You can create ads and post videos that will lead more traffic to your website. 

 

Facebook also offers an opportunity for audiences to  rate your page and services, which can offer a valuable form of credibility.

YELLOW PAGES ONLINE

An online review site, Yelp! has gotten some flack over the years, but people still use this site to find reviews before making purchases.

CREATE A BLOG

This option requires a blog site or website, but if you don't mind advertising the host you can do this for free.

MAIL CHIMP

If you already have a website and a blog and want to keep your customers engaged, Mail Chimp has affordable options for optimizing your email campaigns

MARKETING

FREE IMAGE COMPRESSORS

TINYJPG

Optimize your photos for free online.  If you have or plan on building a website, smaller image sizes helps your site to run faster.

No download required

TinyJPG >

OPTIMIZILLA IMAGE COMPRESSOR

This online image optimizer uses a smart combination of the best optimization and lossy compression algorithms to shrink JPEG and PNG images to the minimum possible size while keeping the required level of quality

Optimizilla >

COMPRESS JPEG

Drag and drop your photos to complete the optimization.  Download one at a time or download several images at one time in a zip folder

Compress Jpeg >

PHOTO OPTIMIZATION

BULK & DISCOUNT SUPPLIERS

ZUMA Office

Wholesale office supplies

Visit Zuma Office >

 

On Time Supplies

Discount Bulk Office Supplies

Visit On Time Supplies >

SUPPLY WHOLESALERS

 
 

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BEST SOCIAL APPS FOR BUSINESS

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS FOR FREE

FACEBOOK

  • 1.62 Billion visitors per day

  • Starting a Facebook page will help create a community for your business and creates more credibility

 


TWITTER

  • 500 Million visitors per day

  • Twitter is the 2nd most visited social app and though it has lost some interest over the years, the overall participation of site members is still a valuable asset when it comes to brand recognition

 

LINKEDIN

  • 121 Million visitors per day

  • LinkedIn is a platform focused on small business networking  

  • This app offers a great opportunity to spread the word about your business whiles creating powerful business connections

INSTAGRAM

  • 95 Million photos are shared daily.  With a strong focus on visual stories, Instagram offers a way for you to engage with customers - creating a more personal feeling business relationship  

YOUTUBE

  • 30 Million visitors per day

  • YouTube is all about videos, but this is still a powerful way to advertise your business.  Along with marketing your business, it can also be a way to generate passive income to cover business expenses via sponsorships and ads for other businesses


PINTEREST BUSINESS ACCOUNT

  • 2 Million visitors per day

  • Not just about pictures, Pinterest is a site that gets a substantial amount of traffic and is a useful tool for sharing images and ads for your business 

SOFTWARE

FREE SOFTWARE FOR SMALL BUSINESS

LIBRE OFFICE
Office Suite Software

  • LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. It was forked in 2010 from OpenOffice.org, which was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice.

  • Visit LibreOffice >

 

 

THUNDERBIRD
Open Source Communication Software

  • Mozilla Thunderbird is a free and open-source, cross-platform email client, news client, RSS, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy was modeled after that of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It is installed by default on Ubuntu desktop systems

  • Visit Thunderbird >

 

 

TRELLO
Project Management/Workflow Management Software

  • Trello is a task management app that gives you a visual overview of what is being worked on and who is working on it.

  • Visit Trello >

SLACK
Instant Messaging Software

  • Slack is a cloud-based proprietary instant messaging platform developed by Slack Technologies.

  • Visit Slack >

ADMINSOFT ACCOUNTS
Accounting Software

WAVE INVOICING
Invoicing Software

  • Easy invoicing on the go for freelancers, consultants, contractors and small business owners.

  • Visit Wave Apps >

DUPLICATI
Information Security Software

  • Duplicati is a backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed remote backups of local files on cloud storage services and remote file servers

  • Visit Duplicati >

IPFIRE
Information Security Software

  • IPFire is a hardened open source Linux distribution that primarily performs as a router and a firewall; a standalone firewall system with a web-based management console for configuration.

  • Visit IPFire >

 

CREATE A LOGO

Learn the basics of creating an effective logo for your business

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