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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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Ecommerce Business Blueprint: How To Build, Launch And Grow A Profitable Online Store

Ecommerce Business Blueprint: How To Build, Launch And Grow A Profitable Online Store

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Starting an ecommerce business is hard work with many steps and decisions that need to come together at the right time. To help, we have put together a comprehensive resource list, compiled from Shopify's most popular blog posts. These posts have been placed into a logical order based on how you would research, build, launch and grow a profitable ecommerce business.

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Why Your Ecommerce Store Needs a Business Plan (and How to Write One)

Why Your Ecommerce Store Needs a Business Plan (and How to Write One)

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If your first thought when hearing the words "business plan" is "yuck", then you're not alone.

For most people, the thought of writing a business plan brings up painful memories of past homework assignments and many online store owners view them as something only "real world" businesses and Silicon Valley startups need.

And lets face it, there's all that fun marketing stuff you could be doing like taking product photos, writing blog posts and opening social media accounts.

But the truth is, the fun stuff will only be meaningful if you build your business on a strong foundation.

And that's where writing a simple business plan comes in.

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The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas

The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas

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Coming up with a great idea for a product to sell online will occasionally strike when you least expect it. Many times though, it’s something you need to be proactively on the lookout for. The internet contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration, but as a new entrepreneur, where do you begin? Aimlessly searching online will only get you so far so we have compiled a list of the best resources to give you direction and get you started.

 

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What To Sell Online: 10 Interesting Product Ideas Trending Right Now

What To Sell Online: 10 Interesting Product Ideas Trending Right Now

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With thousands of products available to sell online, narrowing one down can be overwhelming. Recently, we learned eight strategies for finding your first product and in our last post we discovered ten places entrepreneurs go to find product ideas.

Since then, we've gone through all of those resources ourselves and have selected ten products – one product from each resource category that looked interesting and is currently trending on Google.

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Update: Sir Richard Branson Is Choosing an Additional Build a Business Winner

Update: Sir Richard Branson Is Choosing an Additional Build a Business Winner

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This year’s Build A Business Competition is unlike any we’ve ever done before — and there’s one more exciting twist.

Sir Richard Branson himself will be hand picking one additional Shopify business owner to join him on Necker Island for the trip of a lifetime.

And it’s not too late to enter, even if you’re just getting started.

But first, hear from Sir Richard himself about why entrepreneurship contests like the Build A Business Competition are so important to him.

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How To Find A Product To Sell Online: The Definitive Guide

How To Find A Product To Sell Online: The Definitive Guide

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There's never been a better time to create an online store. It's easier and cheaper than ever to get started and sell to people all over the world. However, the biggest hurdle to starting your own store has always been finding and choosing the right product to sell.

We know this can be a bit of a challenging step for new entrepreneurs. This guide gives you an easy-to-follow framework for finding, evaluating and validating product ideas that you can build a profitable online business around.

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5 Ways to Jump-Start a Dying Business (and 5 Businesses That Did It)

5 Ways to Jump-Start a Dying Business (and 5 Businesses That Did It)

jump-start a dying businessAccording to Gallup, half of new businesses in the U.S. fail within the first five years. But it’s important to remember that they don’t fail overnight. In fact, if you look closely, there are a few key signs that can help you identify a failing business months before it happens. Some of these signs include a halt in growth, poor cash-flow management, and a glaring lack of innovation or differentiation.

This blog post will help you give your dying business the jolt of energy it needs to get back on the path to success. I’m going to outline a few ways to help turn around a failing business and help you implement them before it’s too late.

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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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