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.

The owner of a sports shoe shop working on a tablet computer.

Ideas and research

Starting your own business? Here’s what you need to know about the best business ideas and where to start.

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 invoice

    Looking for help on making and sending invoices and getting them paid? Check out these tips on the art of invoicing.

  • Free invoice template

    Download the web’s simplest invoice template and use it over and over and over again.

  • 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.

Get updates on resources and tools

Get updates on new resources and tools to help your growing business.

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