Successful Business Support Rolodex

Here is a list of business resources that can help your business succeed:

Free and Low Cost Business Cards -- If you want to get yourself some business cards, visit www.vistaprint.ca and click on "Free Business Cards". Choose and customize any of the 42 free professional looking business cards models. You just end up paying for Shipping and Handling. It cost less than $10 for 250 business cards. What's the catch? On the back of these free cards, Vista Print puts a small advertisement for their own company on the back of the card. You only pay for cards if you want to go beyond their basic design or get rid of the ad. They recently added Networking Cards to their list however I don't recommend you print on the back of the card. That's a space I like to leave empty so that people can write notes. Don't bother with the high gloss option either. It may look good but they are very hard to write on. Why make things difficult for your potential employer? If you are on an even tighter budget and are looking for flexibility, check out the Avery Business Cards at Staples. You can easily print up your cards using MS Word and a printer. Tip: Always test print on plain paper first to see if the print would have aligned correctly with the perforations.

Almost anything for Five Bucks -- Hire people to do things for you for just $5.00 at Fiverr.com.

To be added:

  • Website -- WordPress.org / Weaver II Theme Framework
  • WordPress sales and Squeeze page theme: OptimizePress
  • WorPress membership plugin: Wishlist Member
  • Web Hosting -- HostPapa.ca, HostGator, HostMonster, BlueHost, iPage
  • Domain Name -- NameCheap, GoDaddy (not for web hosting!)
  • Image Editor -- Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint.Net
  • Mailing List -- MailChimp, Aweber, Constant Contact
  • Webmail -- Gmail
  • Online Surveys -- SurveyMonkey
  • Credit Card Payment Processing -- PayPal (for payment transactions less than $2000), 1ShoppingCart
  • Computer Equipment -- Canada Computers, Tiger Direct, Futureshop, Best Buy, Staples
  • Webinar Hosting --
  • Conference Calls --
  • … more coming!

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