I’m a small business owner too! So not only do I refer to these resources constantly as a Consultant and Coach working with you, but I use these same tools, resources and gurus to help me stay focused on growing my business.
Every resource listed here is a place I regularly refer to as I work on growing my business as well as those of my clients. If there is an affiliate or “inside” relationship with these resources, I’ve disclosed that too.
What are your favorite resources on owning, growing and marketing a small business? Drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know – it might show up here!
I’m a Master Duct Tape Marketing Consultant, but I got started down this path by reading and constantly referring to John Jantsch’s blog and the Duct Tape Marketing book.
Yes, it’s a link to my book’s website, but there are great tips and information here too (and links to my Co-Authors!)
Really long, really in-depth, really good blog posts on all things related to online marketing, customer acquisition and customer conversion value optimization.
Webinars – live and recorded – are an excellent tool for educating your potential customers (and updating existing customers!) about how you can address their challenges. And there are tons of webinar tools out there – I’ve tried nearly all of them. I find WebinarNinja’s interface, ease of use and analytics to be extremely valuable, please check them out!
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From Large Company CEO to Leadership & Productivity guru to business owners everywhere, Michael Hyatt does a great job of giving practical, useful advice for small business owners everywhere.
AppSumo (note: affiliate link)
AppSumo is a fantastic resource for useful and crazy affordable software tools for all kinds of marketing functions for small business, from stock photography to social publishing tools to SEO tools to just about anything you can think of in small business online marketing AppSumo will run a deal for it.
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