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Resource Library

All of the resources found below are meant to help with various growing pains, that businesses trying to achieve the next level eventually come across.

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Be assured that we have used all of the resources below for a while and we find they bring great value, otherwise we wouldn’t list them here.

Web Resources
Guides to help you make the most of the internet

You will find here a variety of websites and articles from other blogs, that you should find helpful as a business owner in your day-to-day activities.

Very handy PDF guide for small businesses on how to use the internet safely. Written by one of the UK government bodies to increase cyber security awareness but the general pronciples are applicable anywhere in the world really.

https://www.getsafeonline.org/media/pdf/bis-13-780-small-business-cyber-security-guidance.pdf

Advanced search tips for Google search engine. This will really make your life easier.

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/google-advanced-search-tips

Educational Resources
These resources will help you learn new skills

You will find here few great online education platforms, that will allow you to upskill either for free or for a low price. Some of the best universities in the world decided to participate in the distribution of generic and specialist knowledge on those platforms!

Free education provided by some of the best universities in the world (MIT, Harvard, etc.)

https://www.edx.org

Some more world-leading academic institutions providing a wealth of knowledge for free.

https://www.futurelearn.com

Staying true to their mission – Provide free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

https://www.khanacademy.org

Free training materials for 3 different CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+ and Security+).

https://www.professormesser.com

Business Resources
Books, websites and tools saving time and money

You will find here a variety of articles and tools, that will make your business more efficient and heading to the right direction.

Absolute masterpiece for anyone, who needs a big push to start their own business OR need a reminder why they’re doing it.

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Alchemist-Audiobook

The name explains it all… Amazing resource from Pat Flynn for those interested in making money online – the smart way!

https://www.smartpassiveincome.com

A must-listen podcast for people in leadership position. Content backed by science.

https://michaelhyatt.com/leadtowin

If you’re a startup or want to grow your small business, you’ll appreciate the information on this website, like short courses, blog articles and financial tips & tools: https://startandgrow.uk

software Resources
Invaluable software, that every business should use

You will find here some of the most important software tools, that will help you run your business both easier and cheaper. Most of them have free tiers or at least free trial so you can try before you buy.

To truly understand who your websites’ visitors are and what content they like most, you need to create Google Analytics account and install it on your website.

Google Analytics

An excellent CRM system, that has free tier and paid plans if you need more advanced features.

https://www.hubspot.com

Great email provider, that also happens to be free! Allows to create email lists, campaigns and even landing pages to engage your visitors and increase sales.

https://mailchimp.com

With Zapier you can interconnect various online software tools to create powerful automations, like creating new entry in relevant Google Sheet when someone makes a purchase on your ecommerce store, then add them as a new email list signup and create a contact in your CRM. A real time-saver!

https://zapier.com

Hardware Resources
Tools and gadgets to increase productivity

You will find here some great tools and gadgets, that will save your business time and money if used correctly.

This small virtual personal assistant has been one of the first on the scene, so in many ways it’s features are ahead of the competition.

“Alexa, what’s in the news?”

Amazon Echo Dot

A virtual personal assistant enclosed in a small bluetooth speaker-sized shell. Made by Google, so it knows a lot of things about a lot of things.

Google Home Mini

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