Resources for Starting or Running a Small Business

In Arkansas

From our experiences at Comprehensive Consulting Solutions for Small Businesses, we have found that starting and running a business can be much easier if the business owner is using the right tools. Those tools could be help with various areas within the small business puzzle such as operations, marketing, recruiting, customer management, social media, website, and more.

Tools help improve a process such as Quickbooks to manage books, Sendible for social media, Shift for productivity, Vonage for phones, and the list goes on. We wanted to share a few new tools that can help you start and/or run a small business. We have revised our original resource list that was published in 2019. The list has useful info, resources, tools, and templates pertaining to business setup, business management, and marketing.

This list is not an endorsement for any of the companies, individuals, or links listed – it is provided only as information. We were not paid by any of those listed.

Business Setup and Management Resources –

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center – Offers new business webinars, resources, and more.

Dream It Do It – Arkansas Business Startup Wizard with information related to starting, opening, and operating a business in Arkansas.

U.S. Small Business Administration – The site has useful info and templates for starting and running a small business – click here to check out their Business Guide.

Score – There are a lot of useful templates on their website – including templates for business plans and templates for finance, marketing, sales, and management. Click here to view the templates.

IRS – Our Nation’s tax collector agency has a useful list of resources related to starting a small business by state from doing business to taxation, click here to view their site.

Fit Small Business – A digital resource for small business owners that includes a variety of topics that are relevant to small business owners – including topics related to Marketing, Employees, Finance, HR, Technology and more.

FinImpact – Digital step-by-step guide for 13 steps to starting a business.

LLC University – Online education resource by state, includes steps and resources for starting a LLC.


MileIQ – Tracks personal and business mileage and also generates reports.

Quickbooks – Bookkeeping for small business owners.

Shift – Productivity tool that manages multiple email accounts, apps, social media, and more – all in 1 platform.

Vonage – VOIP phone service offering cloud-based phone systems for small business owners.


Web Builders and Hosting: Offers website builders, hosting, and more.

Email Marketing:

Constant Contact – Newsletters, sign up forms, landing pages, and email campaigns

Mail Chimp - Newsletters, sign up forms, landing pages, and email campaigns

Streak – Gmail CRM

Social Media Presence and Management:

• How to Manage all Social Media in 1 place - Sendible

How to Set-up a Facebook Company Page

How to Set-up a LinkedIn Company Page

How to Set-Up a Twitter Business Page

How to Set-up an Instagram Business Page

How to Setup a Business YouTube Channel

Other Blogs to Read:

• Resources for Starting and Running a Small Business

Small Business Resources in NWA

• Recruiting Resources for Small Businesses in Northwest Arkansas

• The Small Business Puzzle

• What is Business Consulting?

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Why Processes Are Important

Comprehensive Consulting Solutions for Small Businesses is a business consulting and coaching firm in Fayetteville, AR. We help small business owners maximize profit and increase operational efficiencies. We can assist businesses that are starting up or have been running for many years and are able to help owners is all areas of the small business puzzle including operations, marketing, sales, retention, customer experience, recruiting, processes, and more.