Business Resources

Here are some of my favorite business resources:

Free trial ConvertKitConvertKit (Email marketing tool) – This is how my company Easy Daysies (and Elaine’s Kitchen Table) keeps track of all the emails we send to customers, and of course potential customers.  If you think email is dead, it isn’t!  This link will give you a free 30-day trial!

Shopify online shopping cartShopify (Online store) – I have used Shopify since 2011 for the online store. I used two other providers before that, and let me tell you, Shopify is the absolute best out there!  And just like Easy Daysies, they are a Canadian company!

logo-legal-zoomLegal Zoom (Off-the-shelf legal services) – Legal Zoom is an excellent online company that performs every-day legal tasks for your business, including incorporation, trademarks, copyrights, patents, etc.  I used them to get a low-cost provisional patent for Easy Daysies while deciding whether to go the patent route.

logo-weeblyWeebly (Simple website builder) – Building your first website?  With Weebly, you can build it yourself! That’s how we built  It uses a very simple drag-and-drop interface that will have you building multiple websites in no time.

logo-leadpagesLeadPages (Attracting new customers) – Do you want an easy way to create all those cool website forms that help you sign people up for emails, webinars, video series, etc?  This is how we do it at Elaine’s Kitchen Table – it’s so simple and effective it’s ridiculous!

logo-squareSquare (Getting paid in person or online) – If you have an iPhone or iPad, you have a cash register!  I use Square at trade shows and launch events and it simply works great!  Sign up for free through the link on this page and receive free processing on up to $1,000 in credit card transactions to get you going!

Local “Mompreneur” Resources for Vancouver and British Columbia

Vancouver MompreneursVancouver Mompreneurs – THE place to be for female entrepreneurs in BC who want to have success in business and family life


Coast Capital small business bankingCoast Capital Savings – low cost, high integrity banking for small businesses in BC.  This is where I do my business banking for Easy Daysies.

BDC Business Development Bank of CanadaBusiness Development Bank of Canada (BDC) – BDC has worked wonders for my business Easy Daysies when financing manufacturing.


EDC Export Development CanadaExport Development Canada (EDC) – looking to sell outside of Canada?  You must stop here first.


Women's Enterprise CentreWomen’s Enterprise Centre – a non-profit organization with excellent resources and information including funding up to $150,000 and mentorship for women entrepreneurs at all stages


Forum for Women Entrepreneurs VancouverForum for Women Entrepreneurs – a charitable organization dedicated to helping to educate, mentor and energize women entrepreneurs


Futurpreneur CanadaFuturpreneur Canada – great business plan templates and cash flow & budget examples including funding up to $45,000 for start-up entrepreneurs 18 – 39 years of age, plus mentorship


Small Business BC ResourcesSmall Business BC – various seminars and resources



WEB Alliance of Women's Business NetworksWEB Alliance – a collective of over 25 women’s business networks in the lower mainland


Copyright, trademark, business registration BCRegistering a Business in British Columbia – sole proprietorship, partnership or incorporation, plus trademark, copyright and business name searches and registration


Government of BC smallGovernment of BC – Small Business Resources


FrontFundr small business investment CanadaFrontFundr – revolutionary access to capital for Canadian small businesses


Broad-Based Resources for Entrepreneurs Everywhere:

Job Hero Resource GuideJobhero Entrepreneurship and Small Business Resource Guide (USA) – a HUGE list of resources in the USA (many of them apply to all businesses internationally)


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