One of the best platforms for small businesses that is easy to use and very affordable. Weebly hosts your website online where you can also edit it from any computer. Hosting can cost anywhere from Zero dollars to $140/year on average with Weebly. Here's a link to their site:
Employee Payroll & Benefits Services
Gusto is a terrific platform that lets your employees see their accrued vacation time, holidays, benefits, payroll info and much more.
Images For Your Website or Marketing
There are lots of places to buy professional images online. Wherever you get your images, be sure to keep a copy of the license you'll get with your receipt and/or give proper credit to the photographer when required (this last one could cost you if not done properly). Here's one site I've used and recommend.
There are plenty of Small Business Development Centers in the U.S. where you can find free classes and support for your new business. For those looking for an Executive Business Coach, we recommend Tim Murrill at Coaching Centers in Solano County.
For a great local printer in Vallejo, check out MinuteMan Press on Tennessee.
For an online printer, I've had some success with PSPrint. They have an office in Oakland where you can see a proof in person - great if colors are really important to you. Here's a lInk:
Time Management & Billing
Harvest is a great, affordable service for client invoicing (I should know), time management and project management.
Advertise on Facebook
Even if you are not personally on Facebook - you can advertise your business there easily. Do you know your customers are the type to watch Extreme Home Makeover or love a certain type of music? You can target these specific types of folks on Facebook - and no, we don't get a commission from them - just a tip for our friends here!
Backup & Access Your Files From Other Locations
It's like your own little computer network! Plus, you can give access to certain file folders to other people in other locations! Just like Mozy, the first 2 gigs are free but you can pay for an upgrade for more capacity.
Password Protection & Backup
Backup Your Files Online
2 gigs free with a new account and reasonable pricing. Mozy backs up your computer files you select and runs in the background - a great service in our opinion.
Lamb Consulting recommends MailChimp - a free email marketing service that lets you email your clients for free. It's free for under a certain number of emails but the service is pretty good and much easier to use than Constant Contact.
Bigcommerce is a great platform for selling products online. They are reliable and easy to use. Of course, there are many other options so be sure to ask us for a specific recommendation to suit your needs.