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6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

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Often short on time, sleep, and money, new business owners need all the help they can get.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of free online tools designed to help streamline and simplify day-to-day tasks. By taking advantage of these resources and improving your workflow, you’ll get more done, and spend less while you do it.

Below is a list of our favorite free tools for new business owners.

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Small Business Accounting 101: Ten Steps to Get Your Startup on Track

Small Business Accounting 101: Ten Steps to Get Your Startup on Track

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You’re about to launch your online store (or maybe you just launched) – congratulations! It takes perseverance and passion to get to the point you’re at. However, as you know, business ownership is a constant flood of satisfying milestones coupled with expanding to-do lists. With your launch, you’ll need to get on top of the accounting tasks that come along with owning a store. This list of 10 small business accounting steps will give you the confidence to know you’ve covered your bases, and are ready to move on to the next item on your business to-do list!

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How to Start a Business Before You Graduate (10 Kidpreneurs to Inspire You)

How to Start a Business Before You Graduate (10 Kidpreneurs to Inspire You)

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A 12-year-old pitches his business on Shark Tank. I’m watching it now on YouTube. At three times his age, hand plunged halfway into a bag of Cheetos, I realize: I am an underachiever.

Have you ever wished that you could break the space-time continuum and deliver wisdom from the future to your teenage self? What life lessons, learned the hard way, would you impart?

But, what else would I say? I’ve consulted some pretty bright young people to help me. These amazing kidpreneurs, both present and former, share their stories and advice for Generation Z.

Here’s what I wish I'd known 20 years ago.

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Announcing the 2015 Shopify Build A Business Competition Winners

Announcing the 2015 Shopify Build A Business Competition Winners

Today we're excited to announce the winners of our biggest Build a Business Competition yet. This is our annual entrepreneurial challenge to build a business from the ground up in eight months.

This year's winners will spend five days on Necker Island with Richard Branson, Daymond John, Tim Ferriss, and Marie Forleo. They’ll also be treated to a private seminar led by Seth Godin.

It wasn’t easy to win this competition. Tens of thousands of competitors sold $256,000,000 – a quarter of a billion dollars – of their products, with a total of 4,035,360 orders shipped all around the world… and all within eight months.

Here are this year's winners...

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57 Business Apps and Tools to Make Your Life Easier as an Entrepreneur

57 Business Apps and Tools to Make Your Life Easier as an Entrepreneur

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As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly looking for tools to help give you that edge above the competition.

Whether that be a tool to manage your workflow, to track your hours worked—or even something as basic as a piece of software that helps you write—finding the best ones can be difficult.

That’s where we come in.

We’ve broken down the top challenges entrepreneurs face and have listed some of the top tools you can use to make your life as an entrepreneur easier.

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Introducing the Build a Business VI Winners—and What You Can Learn From Them

Introducing the Build a Business VI Winners—and What You Can Learn From Them

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If someone told you to start a business from scratch—right now, today—and grow it to a multi-million dollar company in eight months or less, would you think they were crazy?

This year, our winners are headed for the entrepreneurial experience of a lifetime—ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange before taking a helicopter to the Oheka Castle (aka the Great Gatsby Mansion) for a week of luxury and mentorship from industry icons including Tony Robbins, Russell Simmons, Daymond John, Marie Forleo, and Tim Ferriss.

What follows is your Build a Business survival manual. Read closely so that you can implement these strategies when you enter next year’s Build a Business Competition. (Stay tuned…)

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The 10% Strategy: Growing Your Business by Making Small Incremental Changes

The 10% Strategy: Growing Your Business by Making Small Incremental Changes

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This article is written by author Jacqueline Biggs.

The 10% strategy is all about growing your ecommerce business by making small incremental changes. As you know, marketing is part big ideas and part process. As an entrepreneur you have the ideas, so I'm going to help you with the process part. In this article I'm going to show you how a small increase in key business metrics has the potential to create a huge impact in net profits. 

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