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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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Bootstrapping Your Business: Tips, Tools, and Resources for Scrappy Entrepreneurs

Bootstrapping Your Business: Tips, Tools, and Resources for Scrappy Entrepreneurs

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Bootstrapping is an approach to starting a business that involves using your own resources to start up. No loans, no fund raising, no external capital.

In exchange for complete control over your business, you also assume all of its financial needs, and that means being extra strategic about how, when, and where you invest your money.

This list of tips, free tools, and resources was made with the bootstrapped entrepreneur in mind.

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

58 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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8 Small Business Accounting Tools to Help You Manage Your Finances

8 Small Business Accounting Tools to Help You Manage Your Finances

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Sooner or later (and the sooner, the better), you’ll need to invest in a small business accounting software and system to better manage your cash flow and prepare for tax time.

From bookkeeping to invoicing to tracking expenses, there are a lot of different things to consider when choosing the right software for your needs.

That's why we’ve put together this list of popular small business accounting tools and Shopify apps to help you pick the right accounting system for you.

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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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Ecommerce Shipping Toolbox: Apps, Tools, and Resources to Help You Streamline Your Business

Ecommerce Shipping Toolbox: Apps, Tools, and Resources to Help You Streamline Your Business

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You've spent months building your online store and preparing your marketing strategy. You launch your business and cha-ching!, you make your first sale. Now what? 

Many new ecommerce entrepreneurs tend to neglect their fulfillment and shipping strategy. The reason tends to be the fact that the world of shipping is complex and confusing. However, a well educated shipping strategy is a core element of every successful ecommerce business.

In this post, we round up of some of the most practical and important tools, resources and apps to help you develop a rock solid shipping strategy for your business.

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The Guide to Ecommerce Tax Deductions: 19 Business Expenses You Can Write Off

The Guide to Ecommerce Tax Deductions: 19 Business Expenses You Can Write Off

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If you run an online store, putting some of your profits towards tax-deductible business expenses can help your business grow and give you a break come tax season.

Even day-to-day expenses—car trips to the post office, or the electricity bill for your home office—could be saving you money, so long as they’re recorded and reported.

Read on to learn about the write-offs you may be missing, and some ideas on how to use them as a means to reinvest in your ecommerce business.

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Build a Business You Love [Marie Forleo B-School Giveaway]

Build a Business You Love [Marie Forleo B-School Giveaway]

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For many entrepreneurs, success is about more than just making money. It’s about having an impact and doing something you love.

That’s exactly what B-School, Marie Forleo's entrepreneurship training program, is all about. B-School gives you the tools you need to turn your passion into profit. 

Read today's post to find out how you can win a spot in B-School.

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Introducing Shopify's Build a BIGGER Business Competition

Introducing Shopify's Build a BIGGER Business Competition

A castle inspired by a literary masterpiece. An island owned by a knighted business mogul. Private jets, celebrity mentorship, bragging rights.

We continue to outdo ourselves in the name of inspiring people to pursue their dreams. Over the past 7 years, Shopify has helped over 100,000 merchants launch businesses through our annual Build a Business competition.

This year, we’re proud to announce our first Build a BIGGER Business competition. How is it bigger? This time, rather than focusing on springboarding new businesses, we’re opening this competition our established merchants.

So you have a thriving business? You’re already doing great things? We want you to be even better! 

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