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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

Technology assessment

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

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

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


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.




February 24, 2016

How to create a leaner, more profitable business

In this live webinar, BDC consultant Ashay Gude will show you a proven, step-by-step approach for implementing operational efficiency in your business, including how to benchmark your performance, identify and eliminate common forms of waste and monitor and manage your performance.

Ashay Gude

  by Ashay Gude


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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.

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 applications that will give your business a competitive edge.

Financial tools

Ratio calculators

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


3 Jedi mind tricks for small business marketing February 1, 2016

3 Jedi mind tricks for small business marketing

The Star Wars franchise is a perfect story-telling engine. To tell your company’s story, you need to keep it simple but compelling for customers.

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