Resources for Small Businesses

Most clients of IntegriTivity are small and/or startup businesses. Many of these business owners are looking for direction in getting their business off the ground, in addition to developing a website and creating a marketing package. This page is a gradual compilation of resources you may find helpful.


Web Article about 10 Important Ingredients for a Successful Business

Entrepreneurship Small Business Guide by JobHero


Your Image Is Everything

Web Article about Identifying Your Business Image

Web Article about making a good impression with your website and business cards

Web Article about Your Business Image: Ten Ways to Build and Market It



The Better Business Bureau has a great downloadable marketing guide .pdf with excellent suggestions, whether you've joined BBB or not.



Bookkeeping Basics for Small Businesses article by U.S. Small Business Association

Bookkeeping Kit for Dummies

The Quintessential Accounting Resource Guide by Maryville University Students

10 Bookkeeping Basics You Can't Ignore

Free Online Accounting [short] Course

Quickbooks online vs. Desktop version article:

Cash vs. Accrual methods explained



10 Facebook Etiquette Tips for Small Businesses - things like spelling, what you share and not over-posting all matter to potential customers.

10 Facebook Marketing Tips for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs


Client Book Recommendations

The Purple Cow by Seth Godlin - Set your business apart from your competitors by offering something phenomenal and counterintuitive.

Worth Every Penny by Sara Petty - Build a Business That Thrills Your Customers and Still Charge What You're Worth


Spam Filtering

Websites on the Hostmonster platform have three options for spam filtering.



Apache SpamAssassin™ is a mail filter that identifies spam. It is an intelligent email filter that uses a diverse range of tests to identify unsolicited bulk email, more commonly known as spam. These tests examine email headers and content to classify email with advanced statistical methods.
Spam Box will deliver any emails that the system identifies as spam into a separate mail folder named spam. This spam folder will fill quickly. You should empty it regularly.
You may also configure the different settings for Apache SpamAssassin™.


Spam Experts

SpamExperts provides advanced filtering algorithms and spam pattern detection to eliminate 99.98% of all inbound, unsolicited bulk email. SpamExperts works on all email accounts for each domain you select. Simply select the domains you want to protect. We'll automatically set up the necessary changes to route all of your inbound email to go through the SpamExperts email filtering system before it reaches your inbox. You can configure the settings through the Hostmonster dashboard. $2.99/month.


Spam Hammer