Here are some small business tools that I hope you’ll find useful for starting and growing your business.
If you come across any that you feel might be of benefit to others, I hope you’ll take a moment and send them to me.
Michael Gerber’s Website
Author of “The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It” and other well-regarded business resources. The E-Myth concept has been useful for me in learning about and growing my business. It has taught me (among other things) the difference between working “in” my business and working “on” my business. Check it out.
An online app that guides you to craft your “elevator pitch,” a valuable tool for selling your products and services as well as growing your business. You need to be able to have a brief, effective “pitch” about what it is you do. This helps you to tell your story in less than a minute and get your customers to take action.
Art Sobczak’s Business by Phone
Author of Smart Calling, Art can help you sell, avoid rejection, prospect painlessly, and sell more by phone. Art can teach you to say the right things by phone to get more of what you want from your calling.
SCORE San Diego
More than 80 volunteers offer San Diego and Imperial County small business entrepreneurs free and confidential business counseling and access to low cost workshops covering almost 40 different business topics. SCORE volunteers are active and retired business men and women who offer you their experience as business owners and corporate executives.
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
The largest nonprofit advocate for the San Diego regional business community. With nearly 3,000 members representing 400,000 employees, the Chamber is actively involved in local government, regional economic development and providing valuable resources to its members.
Business Owner’s Toolkit (BizFilings)
Total know-how for small business and entrepreneurs. All kinds of great tools and information to help you with your business.
An online knowledge resource for business administration. Their goal is to help you to quickly find the business knowledge you need, when you need it, wherever you may be. Topics are presented as frameworks and summaries in the various subjects of business administration, as taught in the world’s top MBA programs.
Entrepreneur magazine’s online presence. TONS of great information and resources for the small business owner.