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Business Plans

Resources for SBDC workshop on writing a business plan.

Web Hosts

Start with Small Business Website: How to Create One In 4 Simple Steps. []

Then, review the advice for How to Register a Domain Name, courtesy of []

If you plan on proceeding with a business Website, read How to Choose a Web Host. []

Then consider the Web Hosting Reviews from Hosting Facts, as well as browse the many categories of Web hosting companies at before you select your Web host. [] and []

Several free Web hosting services include:

  • Angelfire
  • Freeservers
  • Homestead
  • Tripod
  • Weebly
  • Webs
  • Wix
  • Yola

If you plan to use WordPress, find inexpensive themes and templates at ThemeForest. Other design templates, graphics, and images may be found at GraphicRiver. [] and []

Also, check out vs []

Direct Marketing

For your reading pleasure, here are free Sample Marketing Plans available. []

There are many means of communicating with your customers: advertisements, press releases, business cards, stationery, newsletters, Webpages, direct-mail pieces, telephone, fax, and personal contacts. Below are some useful online and print resources.

The New Jersey Press Association has a comprehensive directory of publishers of daily and weekly newspapers called Newspaper Members By County of Circulation with contacts and addresses. []

The NJPA's Rates and Guidelines lists advertising rates for display ads but not classified ads. []

How to Comply with Advertising Laws will provide official guidance on labeling and pricing. []

To find help with direct marketing, use the Direct Marketing Vendor Search provided by the Direct Marketing Association, including ad agencies, mailing list brokers, and new product marketers. []

Get a free logo design from []

Practically all New Jersey radio stations are listed by Radio-Locator, and can be further limited by city or music format using the advanced search feature. []

To make a big statement, consider Billboards for Rent in New Jersey. [] Many more possibilities are listed at Billboards: Directory of Billboard Advertising Firms. [

Search Events in America and Trade Show News Network for trade shows in your industry. [] and []

For a small shipping fee, you can obtain 100 Free Business Cards from VistaPrint; other printed stationery are also available at reasonable prices. []

And here are 5 Best Websites To Send Fax For Free. []


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