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Entrepreneur's toolkit

Business tools to help you successfully manage, grow and promote your business

To succeed today you need to have sound business sense and a set of practical tools. We offer several free resources including eBooks, webinars and business templates that will be useful whether your business is just starting out or is already well established.

Business assessments


How productive is your business compared to others in your industry? Find out where you stand and discover ways to improve.

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Free and low-cost applications

Incorporating technology into your business doesn't have to be complicated or costly.
Learn more about these free or low cost software that will give your business a competitive edge.

Templates & business guides

Our guides and business templates are designed to help you set your business on the right path and increase your chance of success.



How to get a business loan

Find out how to prepare a winning loan request by understanding what bankers look for, how they'll assess your request and what you can do to help them say yes, even if you're a first-time business borrower.


Newsletter and Economic letter

Sign up to receive how-to articles, business tips, entrepreneur success stories, interactive tools and much more.



Business process optimization: How to get started

Entrepreneurs who want to gain a competitive advantage should focus on eliminating waste in their business processes. Here’s how.

5 steps to spring clean your brand and refresh your marketing

Discover why it’s a good idea to “spring clean your marketing” by optimizing your brand and assets at least once a year.

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