Small Business Products and Services

The follow is a list of products and service that are recommended for early and growth stage businesses, especially companies in the Greater Boston area. We also have great deals on other supplies such as business stationery.


 
Featured Products
 

Quickbooks 2011 Pro

Quickbooks 2011 Pro
The essential accounting package for small businesses

USB 2.0 Hard Drive

2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
Back up your essentials before you learn the hard way

Canon Pixma MP830

Canon PIXMA MP830 All In One Fax/Copy/Print Scan
Great choice for the home office. Double sided printing, scan to PDF
 
Services
 

   

Domain Name Registration & Web Hosting Go Daddy
The host of Bobby’s Best, Go Daddy provides inexpensive domain registration and hosting plans. They also have real live people in their customer service department.
Email http://www.godaddy.com

Paid Web Search

Offer: Save $25

Yahoo Search Marketing
A great way to direct business to your website, it is easy to set-up a campaign in about 10 minutes. Select keywords that return your company’s information when entered into search engines. Save $25 using the link above when you sign-up.
Email http://www.searchmarketing.yahoo.com
Electronic Fax Service eFax
A great option for small businesses and entrepreneurs who don’t want a dedicated fax line. Faxes are sent to a dedicated phone number and are then forwarded to you as e-mail attachments which you can save to your computer or forward to others.
Emailhttp://www.efax.com
   

Faxaway
If you don’t mind a Seattle area code, Faxaway’s service is much cheaper than efax and does not require a proprietary reader, files are sent in a standard TIFF format.
Email http://www.faxaway.com

Virtual Phone System

Got V mail
For $9.95 a month, you get a virtual phone system with a single toll-free or local number, main greeting auto attendant, multiple extensions, live call forwarding, music-on-hold, and more. A great option for small and decentralized business.
Email http://www.gotvmail.com

Voice over Internet Phone Service

Offer: Get one month free

Vonage Broadband
Vonage is the early leader in the fast growing VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) marketplace. For $25, you can make unlimited calls, which can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Email http://www.vonage.com

Blog Provider

Typepad
Typepad is a great option for adding a blog to your website. The service is very easy to set-up and use and they also have flexible pricing options and great customer service.
Email http://www.typepad.com

Online Invoicing

Fresh Books
FreshBooks is an online invoicing and time tracking service that is easy to use and does not require any installed software. Helps you to create professional looking invoices, which you can e-mail directly to clients.
Email http://www.freshbooks.com

Referral Marketing Referral Monitor
Referral Monitor is a tool to help manage and reward word of mouth marketing campaigns, which is the lifeblood of many small businesses.
Email http://www.referralmonitor.com
 
Professional Services
 


The following companies have specific experience serving early and growth stage businesses:

 
Infrastructure
 

Furnished Office Space

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)
If you are starting your company and are not ready to make a long term space commitment, CIC provides "plug and play" office space to a wide range of small businesses. Tenants are on 30- day leases that include use of conference room space, office furniture, a personal telephone, copiers, fax machines, Internet access, stocked kitchens, and more.
Email Contact: Sales Email 617.758.4200 
Email www.cictr.com Email info@cictr.com
Commercial Brokers Meredith & Grew
M&G is a full service firm with deep resources and John has experience working with a wide range of businesses.
Email Contact: John Caroll Email 617.330.8027            
Email www.m-g.com Email jacarroll3@m-g.com
General Contractor Cornerstone Design Build Services
Cornerstone specializes in smaller to middle size build-outs. Their people are excellent, their prices are fair and they have a very customer centric approach to their business. You will enjoy working with them
Email Contact: Bob Sanford Email 508.679.2500 
Emailcornerstonedesignbuild.com Email E-mail Bob
Leasing Attorney Langer & McLaughlin, LLP
Langer & McLaughlin provides "large-firm" sophisticated legal representation in commercial real estate transactions at a reasonable cost. They represent clients of all sizes, from individual owners and users to large institutional funds.
Email Contact: Steve Langer Email 617.933.3830
Email www.relawboston.com Email langer@relawboston.com
 
Technology
 
IT Support TSI Support
TSI can handle all of your company’s IT (Server, PC, Networking) needs on an outsourced basis. They offer a very cost effective solution for early stage businesses.
Email Contact: Gerard Email 508.543.6979              
Email www.tsisupport.com Email gerard@tsisupport.com
Phone Equipment Apex Communications
Apex can help install and manage your company’s phone system. They specialize in the NBX 3Com IP Phone System which offers a tremendous amount of functionality for a reasonable price. Their service is also excellent.
Email Contact: Darlene Email 978. 824.1902
Email www.apexcomsys.com Email ddoherty@apexcomsys.com
Database/Software Development extension Engine
Bob and his guys provide high quality offshore development services to a wide range of businesses. They have also developed long term relationships with many of their clients.
Email Contact: Bob Allard Email 978.687.7609
Email www.extensionengine.com Email bob@extensionengine.com
 
Legal & Financial
 
Small Business Attorney Indigo Venture LLC
Entrepreneurial attorney who specializes in working with early stage businesses. Areas of expertise include business formation, financing, sales and distribution agreements, software and technology licensing and Internet-related issues.
Email Contact: Roger Glovsky Email 781.676.1900          
Email www.indigoventure.com Email roger@indigoventure.com
     
    Coleman & Gagnon
Specializing in corporate transactions for entrepreneurs and growth stage businesses. C&G bring the resources of a larger firm without the prices.
Email Contact: Colin Coleman Email 781.444.2333

Email www.colemangagnon.com

Email Colin's email
Banking Boston Private Bank
If you are tired of the big bank shuffle, you should think about moving to Boston Private Bank. Their model is that every client has direct account representative and customer service is outstanding. Basically, it's like what banking was 50 year ago. Great option for small businesses.
Email Contact: Christine Cahill Email 617.912-4266

Email www.bostonprivatebank.com

Emailccahill@bostonprivatebank.com
Accountant Green & Green
Sol specializes in both individual and small business returns. Very responsive to questions and prefers a proactive relationship with clients.

Email Contact: Sol Green Email 781.702.6055
Email Email sgreen@green-co.com
Bookkeeping Supporting Strategies
Supporting Strategies can manage your core accounting functions including managing your accounts, monthly financials and AP/AR  without the overhead of a full-time staff. 
Email Contact: Leslie Jorgensen Email 978.745.9900
Email supportingstrategies.com Email Leslie's e-mail
Interim CFO Longwood Associates
If you need the services of an experienced CFO, but don’t have the budget or the need for a full time position, you can get the best of both worlds working with Longwood and Charlie.
Email Contact: Charlie Popkin Email 781.710.0162
Email Emailcpopkin@lwama.com
Equipment Leasing US Express Leasing
Leasing equipment, fixtures and furniture is a great way to extend your limited capital as an early stage business. However, many of the leasing companies out there are famous for bait and switch tactics with rates and terms. We did several leases with Jason at US Express Leasing at my last company and they were great to deal with and true to their word.
Email Contact: Jason Durgin Email 866.879.8795 Ext. 623
Email Email jdurgin@usxl.com
 
Insurance & Benefits
 
Business Insurance Nathan Sallop Insurance Agency
Sallop can help you with all of your business insurance needs. They stay on top of your insurance issues proactively so you don’t have to worry about it.
Email Contact: Kim Wilson Email 617.488.6503
Email www.sallop.com Email kwilson@sallop.com
 
Marketing & Website Development
 
Website & Application Design Fresh Tilled Soil
A small, web design firm that specializes in simple & clean user interfaces and custom web based applications. Reasonable rates for high quality work.
Email Contact: Richard Banfield Email 862.221.1805             
Email www.freshtilledsoil.com Email richard@freshtilledsoil.com
Public Relations KMC Partners
If you have an early stage technology business, you need to talk to KMC. Kristen is smart, well connected and results oriented.
Email Contact: Kristen Collins Email 617.758.4193 
Email www.kmcpartners.com Email kristen@kmcpartners.com
     
  Fama PR
Fama partners with technology companies to provide excellence in corporate communications and public relations.
Email Contact: Keith Watson Email 617.758.4142
Email www.famapr.com Email keith@famapr.com
 
Other
 
Business Consultants Acceleration Partners
Acceleration Partners is in the business of helping emerging and growth stage companies succeed. They assist management and/or investors with business strategy, business development, fundraising and interim operational support.
Email Contact: Robert Glazer Email 617.264.0334
Email acceleration-partners.com Email E-mail
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