Resources for Small Businesses

Resources for Your Small Business

The majority of these resources I have personally used with my small business and with great results. Others come highly recommended by other small business owners. Odds are you have heard of most if not all of them. While there are many resources available to small business owners these can help anyone looking for some recommendations.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I might earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase. I only recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the commissions I might make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Invoicing / Accounting / Bookkeeping


I am a HUGE fan of Quickbooks and have used them in 2 of my businesses. 

I currently use Quickbooks Online for my coaching business as I find it easy to copy and send invoices to my clients and pull up a P&L at any time.

Quickbooks Online, easily connects to my bank account and pulls in the information. I just check the charges to make sure they are classified correctly and boom, my P&L is ready to go.  

By using this Quickbooks Link, you can get QuickBooks Online with an exclusive discount of 30% off for 6 months. 

Easy to use, and you will get much better results vs using a notepad, spreadsheet, or even worse, a shoebox.   🙂

**By the way, almost all tax professionals can link to your QuickBooks to make tax time less painful each year! 



These are amazing toosl for Service Based Businesses.  It allows you to track your job through completion. 

You'll be able to see the behind-the-scenes of your job flow and set up each customer from scheduling, through billing, and yes, even link up to your Quickbooks account. 

There is so much this amazing tool can do and the best part? IT IS EASY TO LEARN! Some of my most technically challenged clients love these tools.

HERE is A Blog Post Where I Dive Into It a Little More:  HOUSECALL PRO & JOBBER FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Payroll, Benefits, and HR

RECOMMENDED PICK —–>>  Payroll via Quickbooks  Or   GUSTO

If you think you will have employees, I highly recommend using a payroll company. While you can do it yourself, why have the extra stress of collecting workers comp, paying taxes, doing W4s, etc. 

When I started my first business, I was so thankful that I outsourced payroll. It was the best investment I ever made. 

Payroll via Quickbooks – One of the leading payroll options for local small business owners.  A great option for those already using Quickbooks

Gusto makes payroll easy but also has plans that can help with benefits and other Human Resource issues. 

Website Set Up


YOU MUST HAVE A WEBSITE. Sorry to shout that. But in today's online world, you need to claim your business everywhere and you need a website to direct them to. You can go with a free plan over at and do a basic website. You don't need anything fancy.

I have websites with GoDaddy, Flywheel & Bluehost.

Bluehost can get you started for less than $5 a month.  You can't beat that. (Click to View Tutorial on Set Up)

If your small business doesn’t have a website then you are missing out on business. In today’s online world everyone is Googling for what they need.

For more on your website, please check out these 10 must-haves for your website.  10 Must-Have Items All Local Small Business Owners Need



LegalZoom is an excellent resource for all things legal. When I created my first LLC I needed it done quickly and used Legal Zoom. I was extremely happy with their service. If you are looking to convert your DBA or sole proprietorship over to an LLC and would like to have help doing it, I recommend giving LegalZoom a call.

However, LegalZoom actually can cover other business needs as well. So if you have business legal needs or even personal legal needs check out LegalZoom.


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