Free resources to help your small business

Business Planning

Free resources to help your small business

Running a small business or start-up can be difficult and expensive. In this post, we will list some great, free resources you can use to give your small business a little edge over the rest.

Advertising Resources:

Free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators. - Pexels

Best times to post on social media for 2019 - sproutsocial

50 Small Business Advertising Ideas - Small Business Trends

5 Non-Obvious Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page - Alex Rynne

Lead Generation:

Colorado Business Database Search - Colorado Secretary of State

Company Information Database - Buzzfile (Note: Plenty of free information using the Buzzfile Basic)

Bonus Tips:

Just getting started? Alanna Ritchie of has a nice overview of important information and considerations:

Need printed materials?

Vista Print is always running a sale on something. Most of their products seem overpriced, but they rotate sales so often that its more a matter of timing your orders to maximize your cost:benefit ratio. Also, they might offer a steep discount for adding additional prints on items you purchase, so watch for that after ordering.

Just like Vista Print, antivirus providers are also running constant promotions with steep discounts. Keep an eye on sites like for discount codes before you purchase a year of antivirus.

If you liked these resources, check out our previous blog on FOSS - Free Open Source Software enables small businesses