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Browse through this ever-expanding collection of free marketing resources for small business, from in-depth guides, to actionable social media templates, checklists, business guides, business tools and more.


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Sales Tax Compliance Checklist
There are now more than 11k sales tax jurisdictions across the U.S. Sales tax compliance can be an arduous task. Use this checklist to get started.
Checklist: How to Start a Business with no Money
Lack of funds should not deter you from pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams. Use this checklist to get started and make sure you cover all your bases.
Checklist: Finding a Small Business Mentor
Finding a business mentor that meets all of the requirements listed here ensures you find one who is going to be helpful and relevant to your business. 
Checklist: Negotiating a Business Deal
Here you'll find a realistic checklist for negotiating a business deal. This 9-point negotiating checklist has been honed specifically for small business.
Free Landing Page Templates
Get landing pages, a CSS style sheet, and even the thank-you page that your website visitor is directed to upon completing the lead form.
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One Page Marketing Plan
Developing a Marketing Plan is nothing more than setting goals and making a to-do list that will get you there. It's really not much different than planning a party. Get started today using this template.
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Energy Tax Savings eBook
This ebook will tell you how to control your energy budget, where to look for little known energy rebates and loan programs for small businesses and much more.
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Cybercrime Security Ebook
Study after study highlights a sad fact. Small businesses are treated as “soft” targets by hackers and cybercriminals. Those of us in small businesses need to be on guard when it comes to cybersecurity.
Social Media Calendar Template
This social media calendar template for small business is based on the calendar format we use internally here at Small Business Trends LLC. Get your social media marketing campaigns on track using this calendar.
Business Gift Giving Guide
Gift giving at the Holidays is not just a way to strengthen bonds with family and friends. It can also cement business relationships. This online guide to business gift giving can help you accomplish that.
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Small Business Trends Marketplace
The Marketplace, in partnership with Meylah.com, is full of resources such as ebooks, templates, whitepapers, and learning tools. Social media, startup, networking and more - we've got you covered.
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Do You Qualify for a Small Business Loan?
Do you know what it takes to qualify for a small business loan? This tool analyzes how a business lender will view your personal credit score, debt-to-income ratio, and how attractive your cash flow position is.
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Make a One Page Marketing Plan
Would you like to make a one page marketing plan for your business? If so, you've come to the right place! To generate a one page marketing plan, simply complete the steps on the form you'll find here.
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Incorporate A Business
Browse the online Guide below to walk you through the process to incorporate a business and take our short quiz to help you decide which business structure is right for you and your new business.
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Research Your Business
Have you ever wondered, "How does my business compare?" If so, this free competitive intelligence tool can help research your business. Need help with new business development? This tool can identify geographical areas to target, too.
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Find What Business Structure is Right for You
Figure out what type of business structure is right for your situation: LLC, incorporation or DBA. It's fast, fun, easy and only takes a minute.
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Buying a Franchise Guide
The business model of franchising has been called one of the greatest ever developed. With its proven track record, franchises are popular with small business owners.
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