Small Business Tools

Our Favorite & Most Used Online Small Business Tools

View a complete list of our favorite and most often used (and NEEDED) online tools for small businesses.

We love sharing the knowledge! Not only have we used the following online tools, but we also teach classes on how to create and use them as well! *Please note the following may include affiliate links.

Website Hosts & Platforms

This is where you get the domain, have a place to "house" your website and the way in which you design it. Here are the ones we like using.

Godaddy logo get a business website domain

GoDaddy:
Buy a domain, setup Wordpress or other hosting.

Dreamhost logo host your website domain

Dreamhost:
Create subdomains, create emails & setup WordPress or other hosting.
Dreamhost uses a custom-built panel, NOT cPanel.

Create the Perfect Home Business Kit

Choose one or all

Email Marketing

One of the most important elements of a small business. Here are our favorites.

MailChimp:
Email campaigns, newsletters, drips and automations.

Marketplaces

This is where you have options to sell your products to other places beyond your own website. Please note that we ALWAYS suggest having your own website first, then add on additional marketplaces that you can then analyze for bestseller point advantage while keeping your brand anchored to an actual website, which builds a strong online reputation.

Amazon
eBay
Wayfair
Walmart
Wish
Groupon
Offerup
Jet
Bonanza

amazon logo best online marketplace to sell products

Amazon

One of the most used online marketplaces, just above Alibaba.

CRM, Funnel & Landing Page Platforms

Keep all your contacts and customers in a revolving, repeat and automated system to keep revenues coming in.

clickfunnels funnel pages sales one funnel away challenge russell brunson

Clickfunnels
Landing pages, funnel pages, sales pages

Screen Sharing, Webinar & Training Platforms

Easily share your screen, conduct online webinars or provide online training with these awesome platforms.

Webinarjam
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"I'm not a web designer and I needed someone who could give me a simple site that I could also manage myself. Start Small Media was beyond what I hoped for in a website design company."  ~ Owner, Construction  

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