Starting and running any business whether it be a carpet cleaning company or a retail clothing store can get very time consuming and expensive if you don’t have the right tools and resources. And finding the right resources can take up valuable time you need to grow your company.
I have come up with a list of a few vendors that you can use to make your life easier , free up time and save you money so you could put more time into doing the things that count.Lets get started.
Tools for building your website:
When creating your website the first thing you need to do is buy your domain name and host it. Then you need to use a hosting service and some sort of web builder to make your site. I’ve listed two reputable services below that are reliable and inexpensive and that can both get the job done.
Godaddy – Buy and host your domain name, set up business e-mail , website builder free trial and other features and benefits.
Interserver webhosting– Buy and host your domain name. Great prices and unlimited storage. Get your domain now
Elegant themes– One of the best website builder for wordpress. Its actually a wordpress theme you can use as a website builder. This is the only theme I currently use for any website project I do. Visit elegant themes here!
Photoshop-For editing pictiures and videos for your website and creating all marketing materials yourself. This is a must have program and tool that you will use over and over again. Takes a little time to learn but makes your life 100x easier for making proposals, website headers, editing photos, business cards, fliers and more. They offer a free trial as well so you can test it before you buy.
Credit Card processing and P.O.S systems.
When choosing a P.O.S sale system or credit card processing company you really need to pay attention to the fees. With out naming names there a couple of big baks out there that promise the lowest rates but will charge you a one time set up fee or want you to lease equipment. If you run into these institutions just walk away. There many other options out there and most are free. As I right this Charge.com has probably the most competitive rates. No equipment rental fees, hidden fees or set up fees! You can find them here Charge.com