By Brian Wallace, Google small business advisor, small business founder and operator
February 23, 2023
As you already know in your day-to-day operations, running a small business can be time-consuming and costly. That's why I’ve compiled a list of the top print-ready resources and free online tools to help you focus on your business instead of design demands, finding freelancers and paying printing costs.
The following list includes customizable templates, helpful calculators and other essential online business tools that may need registration but are easy to use and free to access. Whether you're looking to create and print flyers, business cards, or any other marketing material, these websites can help you streamline the process with professional content.
Feel like you remember things better when you print them for your small business? You're probably right. Check out the "Stop making your business printer an afterthought" infographic.
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1. Thryv Google Review request link generator
Make it easier for customers to leave you a 5-star review with a custom Google Review link.
2. American Express Shop Small map
Invite customers to shop small by adding your business to the American Express Shop Small map.
3. ScaleTime agency project management checklist
Make delegation easier with a free operations assessment. Track your small business performance, strengths and gaps.
4. Bench small business quarterly tax calculator
Estimate your quarterly taxes with this free calculator. Pick your business structure and start calculating.
5. Apple Business Connect with Apple Maps
Add your business to Apple Maps to make it easier for customers to find you.
Tip: Remember, just because your business is on Google Maps does not mean it appears on Apple Maps (the maps app that comes automatically installed on iPhones and iPads).
Stand out in online searches with a free listing scan to see how your small business shows up on Google, Yelp, Bing and other leading sites.
Tip: Don’t forget that your business name, phone number and address must be the same on every listing.
1. Cleer tax deadline calendar
Make sure your small business is keeping up with tax changes and deadlines according to your corporate structure.
2. Shop Small signage and social media graphics from American Express
Promote your business using Shop Small social media designs and printable posters.
3. ConstantContact full-year marketing holidays calendar
Prepare for the upcoming year with free monthly marketing ideas, along with associated newsletters and tips on how to best use the template.
Show off your brand logo and colors with professional, printable business letterhead templates that match your style.
5. Shopify business card maker
Showcase your business with a free online business card marker. Generate and print as many business cards as you need.
6. Square gift certificate templates
Take your small business to the next level with paper, digital and plastic gift cards. Help customers give the perfect gift.
7. Printable small business free order forms
Get organized and keep business running smoothly with printable order forms.
8. HP small business worksheets and signage
Get free materials your business needs, including posters, cards, productivity worksheets and more from HP. (We hear they sell nice laptops.)
9. Brother business documents and signage
Grow your business with free printable business templates, forms and signs, from invoices to receipts to work planners from Brother — (the pros of sewing machines).
1. Google My Business signage and shareable graphics
Keep customers up to date with free customizable posters, social media posts and more from your Google Business profile reviews and updates.
Design a unique logo by picking from hundreds of designs and social media assets, so you can develop a better connection with your customers.
4. QuickBooks customizable invoice generator
Generate downloadable invoices in Word, Excel, pdf and other formats, and then save, email or print.
5. Microsoft job candidates tracker
Keep track of candidates, job openings and interviews using filterable templates and spreadsheets.
Did I miss any of your favorite small business printables and tools? Drop us a line @Lexmark on Twitter or mention me on Twitter @Nowsourcing.
Download, customize and print confidently with the help of Lexmark GO Line ™ printers and all-in-ones. Explore the Lexmark shop for the perfect printer to print your downloads, including the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) worksheet recommended by Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Todd S. Bardin.
Brian Wallace is the founder and president of NowSourcing, an industry-leading content marketing agency that makes the world's ideas simple, visual and influential. Wallace has been a Google small business advisor since 2016 and a member of the SXSW advisory board since 2019.
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