The Advanced Guide to Content Marketing

This guide was written to give you the most extensive and detailed guide of advanced content marketing techniques available today. This resource is chock full of tactical, immediately actionable ideas that you can implement in your own business — to start building a community of fans and followers, to increase engagement and traffic to your […]

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Canada Business Ontario Startup Tools

If you are starting a business, Canada Business Ontario has a wide range of tools and guides. From writing business plans, conducting secondary market research to finding funding programs. Canada Business Ontario website.

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Business Plan Writer

Futurpreneur’s (formerly CYBF) interactive Business Plan Writer has been designed to simplify the business planning process. Not only is this tool dynamic, allowing you to customize your plan, they’ve also provided tips & tricks and plenty of examples to guide you as you write. Futurpreneur understands that writing a business plan can be a daunting […]

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How to Develop an Elevator Pitch

The elevator pitch is an important tool for communicating what you or your organization is in the business of doing. Contrary to popular belief, the elevator pitch isn’t to sell a product or service; it is to secure a meeting to provide more information at a later date. The followup meeting is where you can […]

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The Lean Canvas Tool

Have you ever written a business plan? Did you enjoy the process? Or maybe you’re one of the lucky few who have never had to write one. Most people hate writing business plans. They take too long to write. You end up making up most of the answers. And worst of all, the people who make you […]

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Steve Blank – Tools for Startups

Steve Blank is a startup guru. He offers wonderful tools and videos for free on his website. His Lean Launchpad videos are must watches for any startup in the discovery and validation stages. Click here to see the list. He offers deep insights on how to approach customer discovery to uncover how you should build […]

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Wave – small business accounting

Struggling with managing your small business’ accounting? Wave exists to liberate you and your small business with smart, integrated small business software that saves you time and money, helping you run your business better and freeing you to do whatever it is you’d rather be doing. Wave includes Invoicing, Accounting, Payroll, Payments and more, plus Personal Finance […]

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Coffitivity – boost your productivity/creativity

It can be easier to get work done with a little bit of background noise. That is why so many people enjoy working in coffee shops. Coffitivity is a free tool to provide the perfect mix of calm and commotion in an environment like a coffee shop. Research has shown it is hard to be creative […]

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HipChat – simple collaboration tool

There are a lot of tools out there for messaging, video/audio chat and file sharing but there aren’t too many lightweight tools that combine all of these functions. HipChat is an affordable tool to allow for easy collaboration with your team and any external partners, clients or vendors. The platform lets you chat, share files […]

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Mailchimp – newsletters made easy

Email newsletters are one of the best performing digital marketing channels today. Every small business can benefit from collecting email addresses and sending targeted messages out. There are several different service providers that can assist, but MailChimp is the easiest to use. More than 5 million people use MailChimp to design and send email marketing […]

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