Your toolkit for starting a new business

Starting a business can be exciting and daunting. We break it down into the key steps, with tools and resources for getting up and running.

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Ideas and doing research

Wondering if you can start a business? Here’s what you need to know about the best business ideas and where to start.

Setting up your business

Now that you’ve decided to take the plunge, here’s what you need to do next when registering a business.

Finding and selling to customers

The next crucial step is promoting your business and starting to sell your goods and services.

  • What is inventory?

    Your inventory is one of the most important purchases you’ll make. It’s the reason you’re in business.

  • How to make price quotes work for you

    When a customer asks for a quote, they're giving you a golden opportunity. Here's how to make the most of price quotes.

  • Simple CRM for small business

    Simple customer relationship management (CRM) software can help the efficiency of your small business. Let’s see how.

  • How to create a business website

    Treat your website like an online version of a storefront. It’s the first impression for many customers and prospects.

Getting paid and paying others

So you’ve sold your product or service, now how do you make sure you get paid so you can pay your bills?

Business accounting 101

Got sales coming in the door? Congrats! Here are resources to help you do basic accounting for your small business and track performance.

Can’t find the term you’re looking for? Check out the accounting glossary.

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