Develop a List of Free Resources

by Lois Leonard

1 min read

Starting a business can be a pricey undertaking. Even if you’re a solopreneur launching an company with low overhead, you may still not have the budget for extras like paying for expert business advice. Fortunately, there’s a lot of free help out there for entrepreneurs. Some resources for new businesses are online, while others are available in your community.The Canada Business Network provides a host of free resources to people interested in starting small businesses. The organization, which is a collaboration of various federal government, provincial government, and nonprofit entities, also offers specialized business resources to minorities, including women, immigrants, and First Nations Canadians. On Canada Business Network’s website, you can read tips on how to register a business, download free business plan samples, and get phone numbers for organizations that can connect you with business mentors in your community. You can even get guidance about small business funding and tax tips. If you’re between the ages of 18 through 39, the nonprofit organization Futurpreneur Canada can help you start your small business at no cost.To guide you through getting the word out about your business, Hubspot offers free online marketing courses worldwide. This resource offers email and content marketing courses that provide you with a certificate when you finish. If you want to learn to create successful Google AdWords campaigns for yourself or others, you can get AdWords certified for free through Google Partners, which is open to Canadian participants.Business resources are costly, but many government, nonprofit, and private-sector entities offer them for free. Keep a list of free resources handy when you need business training or advice during the lean startup period.

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