All The Tools You Need To Build A Successful Online Business

Finding the right tool when you start up your small business can be difficult so I have listed some of the tools that can help you along the way.

Get a Website Up and Running

Siteground is a hosting company that can help you do it all - buy your domain name, set up a wordpress website, set up a blog site, set up an woocommerce online shop.  I host some of my sites on SiteGround and have found them to be cost-effective, fast, secure and have fabulous support.

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Biz Template Babe - Canva Templates

Canva has a lot of templates but if you are creating ebooks, lead magnets, webinars, courses, running podcasts, run social media management, etc, then you will find Biz Template Babe's templates extremely useful.  In the annual membership you get all the kits and weekly tips and tricks.  I find this really worthwhile and have learnt a lot of tricks from Sarah, but also know my designs look good.  Of course if you are just into ebooks and lead magnets you can just buy that kit by itself as well.

Go to Biz Template Babe Site

Canva - Graphic Design Tool

As a new business you will encounter a number of times that you need to do some graphic design, whether it is for business cards, logos, marketing flyers, social media posts or ads.  If you don't have the budget for a graphic design artist then consider using the free tool Canva and their wide variety of professional templates.  It is extremely easy to use and yet immensely powerful.  You can achieve a lot with the free version, but I recommend the pro version because:

  • Unlimited images
  • Upload your own images, fonts, branding
  • Folder organisation
  • Background remover image tool
Check out Canva

Techsmith Camtasia - Video Editing Tool

Considering doing YouTube videos, video tutorials, How-to videos, Webinar recordings, demos and presentations for your company team.  Then invest in a full featured video editing tool and screen recorder in one - Camtasia.  Easy templates, export into your required format, presets, audio levelling, PowerPoint Integration, interactivity and quiczzing, transitions, device frames, animation and captions.

Go to Camtasia Site

Or if you need a painting for your office ...

Consider one of my seascape / marine animal paintings in Acrylic.  Check out my latest paintings at

Go to Nici Bickley Paintings
Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a small commission (which allows me to produce free tip videos that I produce on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn). But I want you to know that I link with these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.