Whether you’re growing your business or trying to launch one, you probably don’t have time to sift through the vast number of resources available to you online. Luckily, we’ve done it for you. These websites offer the best tools, advice, and inspiration for entrepreneurs, no matter what type of business you’re running.
1. If you want to jump-start your business, check out Chic CEO.
This site’s 3-Day Chic Start can help you launch a business in just a few days without spending a dime by providing a step-by-step tutorial on how to build a website, create a mission statement, and other basics — all via email. It also breaks down the logistics of being an entrepreneur and offers downloadable guides to simplify your life.
2. If you want direct advice from a woman who’s done it, check out She Takes On the World.
Founder Natalie MacNeil describes her site as a fusion of meditation, pep talks, strategic planning, and vision boarding. You can tune in to a weekly video series for inspiration and expert advice and grab freebies like vision board templates and business templates. The site also offers a 12-month incubator program for entrepreneurs called The Conquer Kit.
3. If you’re looking for networking opportunities, check out The BOSS Network.
BOSS stands for Bringing Out Successful Sisters, which matches the site’s mission of promoting career development and entrepreneurship for women. You can join the network for a one-time fee of $299 and access the online group 24/7.
4. If you need help finding an investor, check out Onevest.
Most entrepreneurs don’t start out with a lump sum of cash sitting around — they crowdfund or find an investor. This is where Onevest comes in: The site acts as a liaison between investors and those looking to get funded.
5. If you want to learn about successful companies, check out Dutiee.
Want to learn from businesses that are doing some incredible things in the world? Dutiee highlights the strategies and tactics these game-changing companies use so you can apply them to your own venture.
6. If you’re looking for a mentor, check out Score.
This site has all the usual advice for entrepreneurs, but it’s best known for its mentoring program. To get matched with a mentor, either search the directory for someone in your area or let a local Score chapter find one for you.
7. If you want to learn from other female entrepreneurs, check out Design Sponge’s Life and Business section.
Browse the profiles featured in the section to find out how successful female entrepreneurs are overcoming business challenges. While you’re there, check out the rest of the site for health, wellness, and fashion content.
8. If you need help with your paperwork, check out Ladies Who Launch.
Privacy policies, employee confidentiality, consulting agreements — there’s a never-ending list of legal documents you need as a business owner, but you may not have the funds to work directly with a lawyer for each one. This site offers free editable and printable documents, from business plans to finance and hiring docs.
9. If you want to boost your skills, check out Savor the Success.
With a mission to empower women through education and management tools, this site helps women build their dream businesses. You can sign up for the free e-Daily Action Planner to get daily tips on managing your business, or become a member (for a fee) and get real-time PR opportunities daily through the online membership feed. Bonus: You can sign up for online classes for less than $1,000 each.
10. If you need general business advice, check out StartupNation.
StartupNation has a wealth of free resources and information. If you exhaust its 200,000-plus pages of content, you can also tune in to the radio show, which brings on successful business owners to answer listener questions and give advice. It’s free to sign up as a member and get a weekly e-newsletter, and you can get involved with a coaching system launching soon.