You’ve got a business idea, a plan and all you need is a domain name and website. So where to get started? Read through our advice on how to pick a web hosting company that fits your needs or jump straight to the recommendations. Want a list of companies to do your own research? See the full hosting directory listing here. How to pick a website host as a new … [Read more...] about Best Website Hosting Companies for New Entrepreneurs – Updated June 2020
So you've bought your domain and you want to set up a professional email address for your business. Can you do it for free? Yes, there are two ways to do it for free, both of which rely on having access to changing DNS records with your domain provider. Some e-commerce stores that allow you to buy the domain don't give you this access, but most places on the web that sell … [Read more...] about How to set up a free business email address with just a domain name
This is a concise list of resources for someone interested in opening an Etsy store. If you're tired of looking through spam articles, start here first. The Etsy Seller Handbook: a major list of articles directly from Etsy themselves that covers all aspects of opening, running and managing an Etsy store. Some great guides include Keyword Essentials and how to Price Your … [Read more...] about Getting Started with an Etsy Store – a list of the most important guides and resources
This is a list of resources for people in the preliminary planning stages of a startup. The number one on the list, Startup School, is by far the most useful. Startup School Library: Probably the greatest resource for startups, it can get you in the mindset of thinking big, thinking about the right things, and keeping yourself on track. You can also join Startup School for … [Read more...] about Resources for Startups in the Preliminary Planning Phase
Welcome to Startup Groundwork, the place to research the building blocks of your business. If you're a solo or bootstrapped business, sometimes you need a little help getting off the ground. That's where we come in. We've compiled a list of the best options for free services from some of the biggest names out there. We've organized the list by category. If there are … [Read more...] about Startup on a Shoestring – A list of free tiers and resources by big-name players to get your bootstrapped business up and running.