Best Online Resources for Small Business Owners in the DMV
Social Media – Hootsuite
We’ve heard it before—social media is not easy to incorporate into your day and it may not be your thing. That’s fine. Hootsuite is a great social media management tool that can help you to reach your audience without spending hours to do it. You can schedule posts across any social media platform, create shorter website (bitly) links with ease and you can use the “listening” tool to see what other people are saying about your business and your industry. And best of all—it’s FREE for small businesses! Take a quick tour on the Hootsuite website and get started. No excuses!
Graphic Design – Canva
Canva is a great tool for amateur graphic designers. If you have a decent eye for design, this online tool is great and provides ready-made dimensions if you’re unsure of standard formatting for brochures or social media posts. Check out Canva and start creating.
Training – CEED Training Courses
Visit the Department of Small and Local Business Development website and sign up for a training event today! Each event focuses on different business solutions and you can even request a one-on-one business counseling session. Many sessions are free or have a low to minimal cost.
Employees – Internships.com
An intern can provide a wealth of benefits to a small business owner—especially if the company runs off of a small budget. Interns are not just glorified coffee runners– they can offer a new perspective on organizational issues and you can gain brand advocates which will surely spread the word about your company. Internships.com is a great website to help you find the perfect addition to your team.
Human Resources – HRinMotion, LLC
You knew it was coming—HRinMotion, LLC is the BEST boutique human resources firm in the area. Located in Largo, MD, we help emerging small to mid-size businesses maximize investments in human capital to increase productivity and profitability. Our services? We can do anything from compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, compliance and best of all—organizational restructuring support. That means we can manage paying your employees, hire new employees, make sure your business doesn’t get into trouble with the law and restructure the way you’re operating to (hopefully) cut operational costs and maximize productivity. What’s better than that? Email or call us (240-838-7142) today!