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Resources > Small Business Tools

It's amazing how much paperwork is needed to effectively run a business even if it is a small home based business. The last thing a small business owner wants to do is re-invent the wheel every time he needs a business tool, a template or a form. Fortunately, there are thousands of ready-to-use online and offline tools at your disposal.

Business Plan Template 
This is a great Business Plan Template from bgateway.com. Business Plans are a critical element of every new startup, whether it's to define your business structure, short and long term goals and resource requirements for internal use or for submission together with your business loan application.
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Free Business Forms 
Entrepreneur.com provides a vast selection of common forms used in the daily administration of a business. You can customize and download each form, putting them to work immediately for your business.
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Templates for your business 
The SCORE.org (Counsellors to America's Businesses) website provide a great collection of templates that your business will need - from business plans to balance sheet, breakeven analysis and competitive analysis sheets. The templates are downloadable in various formats.
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Free Accounting Software from Microsoft 
Microsoft's Office Accounting Express is a free download designed for the millions of new businesses that use pen and paper, spreadsheets or personal finance software to manage their business. Full featured accounting application provides a single place to manage your company's business finances with the familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office system programs.
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TurboCASH Free Open Source Accounting Software 
TurboCash's free open source accounting software means that users get a full-fledged, powerful accounting software that is much more than a simple 'home finances' or small business bookkeeping system TurboCASH includes most functions a business will ever need: from debtors, creditors, general ledger to full stock control, VAT accounting and reporting and analysis, as well as mutli-company and multi-user capabilities. Since this is an open source software, it means that users have the flexibility of configuring for any country or small business.
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FREE CRM Contact and Lead Management Software 
One of the most critical aspects of running a business is Customer Relation Management. As a business grows, so does their client list. Without considering a proper system to handle CRM right from the early stages, a small business owner can soon find himself overwhelmed. Free CRM from CRM ASP is a hosted software solution for customer relationship management and sales force automation. Free CRM is great for contact and lead tracking, sales and contact management, sales pipeline management and forecasting.
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Powerpoint Presentation Templates 
Powerbacks.com's founder Gary Blue offers a wide collection of interesting powerpoint presentation templates. These background images and templates definitely reduce the time spent on preparing slides for your meetings and briefings with staff and clients.
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XARA 3D Heading Generator Sample 
Very often, business owners only need a simple logo for their business. Xara 3D's heading generator sampler allows you to create impressive logos that you can use immediately for your business and products. It's a really simple, yet powerful tool that will surely cut your startup design costs.
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Cool Text : Logo and Graphics Generator 
Cool Text is another free graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work. You simply type in the text you require, then select the way you want your logo to look and Cool Text creates the logo for you. Excellent way to cut design costs for simple logos.
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