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Every entrepreneur can benefit from business advice. Tap into our business articles and tips that cover everything you need to know—from defining what is entrepreneurship to how to plan, promote and finance your company. Use our handy tools to test your website, compare your business performance to others in your industry or find out if you have the aptitude for entrepreneurship.


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Entrepreneur's toolkit

Business assessments

eBooks

Technology assessment

Technology assessment

Discover proven ways to boost your company's performance with technology.

Website assessment

Website assessment

How does your website measure up? Find out how to make your site's accessibility and user experience among the best.

Entrepreneurial self-assessment

Entrepreneurial self-assessment

Find out if you have the aptitude, motivation and drive to run your own business.

Benchmarking tools

Benchmarking tools

Free eBook: Buying an ERP system

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Buying an ERP system

Selecting the right ERP system has never been more complex. Get our top tips for selecting the right software for your business and avoiding common pitfalls.

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Templates & business guides

Financial tools

Business plan template

Prepare a professional business plan that gives you an excellent roadmap for your company and increases your chances of success with financing.

Business continuity guide and templates

Our free guide and templates will help you take steps to cope with disruptions and be prepared to protect your company, employees and clients.

Demystify your banker

A guide for entrepreneurs seeking a loan from their bank with tips to increase your chances of success.

Financial glossary

Download our free financial glossary to help you better understand the financial terms and phrases that all entrepreneurs should know.

Transition guide

Discover what you need to know to successfully take your business through a transfer or sale.

Ratio calculators

Execute a financial analysis of key components of your financial statements to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your business.

Webinars

Publications

Webinar: How to succeed with e-commerce

On-demand webinar
How to succeed with e‑commerce

Learn the steps you need to get your business ready for online sales, create your e-commerce store and measure your performance. 

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