As an entrepreneur or aspiring student pursuing a entrepreneurship degree program, you can become stressed out by the idea of getting bogged down by the start up costs for your current (or future) business. So, how can you cut costs on must-have items? Many “freebies”, free services and information can be found if you know where to look...
are an essential item for your business and career; you never know when you will make the next great contact! Get started with a batch of 10 from MOO
along with free accounts from Yahoo and Hotmail, try Google Apps for Business
Examples, advice, and tools to help write a business plan from the SBA
find the business form you need at Entrepreneur-Form Net
free from the Small Business Administration
Incentives and Giveaways
A variety of freebies can be found at Hey! It’s Free!
Locate basic company/industry information
Ok, so it is almost never given away for free, but you can find cheaper rates at the pump for your business travel.
Check out Gas Buddy http://www.gasbuddy.com/
and Gas Price Watch http://www.gaspricewatch.com/new/default_V3.asp
Marketing Information & Tutorials
Tax Forms & Information
Internal Revenue Service
Business Software from Google
Create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms to be used and accessible online anywhere through Google Docs
Available free at the library (public or university) and online at Reference for Business
includes links to business encyclopedias, biographies, companies histories, and business plans
Microsoft Office Templates
Online templates for documents including invoices, business cards, time sheets, budgets, and contracts
Free hosting for a website and some of the sites listed help you publish a website
Free downloads from ZDNet for Windows, Mac, and Mobile operating systems
Online Training & Courses
License & Permit Information
Go Green! Energy Saving Tips
Free food, samples, and coupons at
E-commerce & Internet Information
Learn the ins and outs of having your business online
http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/manage/technology/SERV_ECOMRESOURCES.html (use the PDF links to access files)
Free downloads for from ZDNet for Windows, Mac, and Mobile operating systems
Free local, confidential small business mentoring from SCORE
Free and inexpensive items, along with store coupons Hey! It’s Free!