Small Business and Marketing EBooks, Products, Services and Tools

must have ebooks Want to run an awesome contest to promote your business?
45 Contests shows you how, with tons of inspiring examples, tips for success and more... Get Details!

Does your business need a marketing plan?
Not sure where to start? Confused by calculating return on investment or costs? Need ideas and advice on how to evaluate them? Get started with Marketing With a Plan... Get Details!


Want to master Google Analytics?
Become a wiz on all things Google Analytics. Learn to create custom reports, determine which keywords are making you the most money, understand where all your site visitors come from... Get Details!

Hoping to get your brand in front of millions of customers on a shoestring budget?
Discover the techniques, tools and secrets to scoring free publicity for your business... Get Details!

Ready to Launch Your New Product Line?
Andreea Ayers comprehensive "Product Marketing Breakthrough" ecourse will teach you, soup-to-nuts, everything you need to know to go from zero to successfully running a product based business. Learn Andreea's secrets to getting media placements, getting into stores, selling online and more! Get Details!

Dreaming of getting your products into stores?
This is the ultimate ecourse for getting your products in stores. Covers everything you'll need to know, even if you have no experience with wholesale! Get Details!

products and services for small businesses
Carbonless Forms
I used Print Runner for the carbonless forms I take to live events. These handy little forms have saved us sales when we run out of an item. You can read more about this here. I used this print shop because they had the best pricing and delivered great looking prints!

Daily Deals for Your Biz
I subscribe to Group Price to snag great discounts on products and services for my business. You can sign up for free too. It's like Groupon for your business.

Site Up Time
Monitor your website for downtime 24/7. Free and paid services available!

Cheap Mailing List Service
I use YMLP for all my email marketing needs. They have outstanding pricing for email list service and tons of useful features. You can get a free list if you have fewer than 1,000 subscribers and "pro" accounts start at just $3.75/month. Reporting is easy to read and you'll be able to tell how many clicks and opens your emails are getting.

Professional Web Design With an Affordable Price Tag
If hiring a professional web designer isn't in your budget, check out template monster. They've got thousands of pre-made web designs you can purchase. You can even have the themes professionally installed, so you can have a professional look to your website, without the steep price tag of a custom site. Template Monster has themes for most popular ecommerce programs like osCommerce, Zencart, and Magento. Most themes are under $200.00, and many are even under $100.00

Professional Custom Design Services With an Indie Friendly Price
This design firm has affordable transparent pricing for their design services. If you need a professional quality logo, banner ads, etc. check these guys out.

Shopping Cart Software
User-friendly and inexpensive shopping cart solution. If you're ready to break free of Etsy, but still wary of getting too techy, this is a great solution.

Cheap Web Hosting
Reliable professional quality web hosting for less than $4/month!

Create Your Own Printables
I love using free printables to help market my brand, I wrote a post about this here.

Remarketing with Adroll
I use adroll to do remarketing for my creative business. I wrote a post about how it works here.

Domain Registration With Aplus.net
I use these guys for domain name registration (.com domains are under $10). They also do web hosting.

Cheap Promotional Pens
I always include some free stuff when I ship products. I've done stickers, buttons, pens, etc. I like this place for pens, they have great pricing even if you aren't ordering a million pens.

Super Cheap Promotional Stickers
I alwas use PS Print for custom vinyl stickers, their pricing and print quality is unbeatable! Check out my post on why I recommend stickers.

iStockPhoto
I love iStockPhoto for finiding photography for my ads and web design. They have a gigantic selection and really affordable pay as you to pricing.

Comparison Shop Vendors
If you need web design, product photography, SEO, etc. this site is a great resource. You tell them what kind of work you need done and they match your request with competitive bids from professional service providers.

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Does SEO Scare You?
Tame that beast with my free SEO guide. I've broken SEO down into 4 simple components and gathered expert advice from leading SEO professionals on how to do each piece. More details...

Want to know more about marketing with social media?
Nine biz owners and bloggers contribute their social media secrets to this free ebook... Download Now! (PDF)

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