Small Business (and Individual) Resources
Building a small business is not for the feint of heart! There is so much to learn, do, and maintain that sometimes you wish someone would just tell you where to find the answers, who to work with, and how to do it all in a cost-effective manner. We know exactly how you feel – we’ve been there!
The goal of this Resources page is to provide you with QUALITY services and products that will serve you well. No need to spend hours researching things yourself, these are the companies that have met our high standards. But, if you’re still unsure, feel free to contact us if you would like additional information about any of the resources on this page.
Teric’s Business Recommendations
- Book Publishing: If you are a skilled expert who wants to share what you know to help others while bringing some great marketing exposure (not to mention some cash from book sales, speaking engagements, and webinars) I HIGHLY recommend you write that business book you’ve been thinking about. I have direct contact with the premier business book publisher and will put you in touch. Contact me for more info and an introduction.
- Business Printing: PsPrint offers quality printing at great prices. Their monthly specials are worth taking advantage of! At Teric, we don’t upcharge for printing so set up your own PsPrint account and we will upload the files for you! Check out their printing deals for your next project.
- Domain Registration: Generally, for simplicity sake, I suggest clients register their domain through their website host. However, if you purchase a lot of domains for forwarding and special use, you can usually get a better price through Namecheap, where your first year of registration is often less than $1.00.
- Executive and Lifestyle Skills Coaching: When you need more out of business and life, and just can’t seem to overcome your obstacles, Coach Karen Nutter can help. Coaching By Karen offers the best coaching and training programs without all the “guru-hype” that is so prevalent today. Karen is real and she knows how to get to the heart of an issue and help you work past it. Using a variety of assessment tools, her extensive education and experience, and a great intuition, Karen Nutter provides real results whether you need to increase your team’s effectiveness or your own.
- Landing Page Creation: When you need a landing page for a special promotion or event, InstaPage is the easiest way to go. It integrates with WordPress easily, includes numerous templates to help you get started, includes some basic SEO, A/B testing, and stats for every page you create. At $29/mo. it’s a good deal even if you have a web designer because InstaPage makes everything so easy!
- Managed IT Services: Whether you need someone to network your business computers, recover your data, or take care of your computers’ virus detection and removal, TeamLogicIT in Jacksonville is the company to call. Owner, Bruce Eichman, is a reliable and honest businessman who will make sure your IT is well-organized and efficiently managed. Computer repair, hardware and software, security and email services are just a few of the services they offer. Contact Bruce and his team and tell them Teric sent you.
- Program Evaluation/Effectiveness Assessments: You spend time, money and energy creating new programs but how do you know if they are working? Did your staff gain anything from attending the conference? Is the new customer acquisition program effective? Has the community-based training you provide made any positive impacts? If you have questions like these, HealthTech Consultants will provide you with answers. Highly skilled evaluators, data analysts, and interviewers make up the HealthTech Consultants team – literally the best in the business.
- Website Hosting: Your business should have control of your website hosting and files regardless of who creates your website or who does your marketing. There are 2 main hosting companies I like. For managed WordPress hosting, WPEngine has the best reputation. You can rest a little easier knowing your site has more protection and proper updates. If you aren’t ready to spend $29/mo. and have a good tech-person to help keep your site updated, InMotionHosting.com offers great service and great rates.
- Website Security: Sucuri offers some of the best features in website security, and are great to work with should you have a problem. I HIGHLY recommend every website owner sign up for the Website Security Stack (WSS) at the Basic level if you don’t need an SSL, or the Pro level if you do. Additionally, invest in the backup services so that you have a daily backup of your site that is NOT attached to your hosting account. This way, if someone hacks into your hosting account, or if your hosting account server dies, a complete set of your site files are in a completely separate and secure location. If you need help integrating Sucuri with your website, contact us and we will set it up for you.
Other Helpful Businesses
Dog Walking Service: You need someone you can trust, and who will love your dog as much as you do, call Dean at B3 Dog Services. From daily walks to field trips and overnight stays, Dean and his team provide care and compassion when you can’t.
Jacksonville Real Estate: Don’t make the mistake of working with a weak real estate agent. Joanie Heighes (aka JoanieRealtor) is one of Watson’s TOP Realtors and for good reason. Joanie is smart, thorough, organized, and very pleasant to work with. She goes the extra mile and is someone you can TRUST.
Assisted Living Facility: It’s hard enough putting someone you love in someone else’s care, make sure the place is warm, caring, clean, and homey. Some Place Like Home is Jacksonville’s best-kept secret in assisted living. Each home is in a residential neighborhood and has a decor and furnishings that seniors find familiar. Best of all, their staff-to-resident ratio is 2:1 – that’s unheard of anywhere else! Stay away from the big-name institutions and let your loved one relax in Some Place Like Home.
Wills, Power of Attorney, Pre-need Guardianship: When you need to make sure the basics are covered in the event something happens to you, JaxWillLawyer.com is who you should call. This is one lawyer who has fair prices and believes in helping people.