Suite of Software Tools

Can your business afford to expand? Wondering how your business compares to the competition or if your new marketing plan is viable? Using software tools strengthens your business foundation, expertise and agility – whether you’re just starting out, a business pro or anywhere in between. Using the software tools enhances your free one-on-one business advising outcomes, so why not team with us? As a CTSBDC client, there is little or no investment cost to you, so you save important cash flow for other needs and goals. All business advisors are certified to train clients on our suite of software tools.

No-Cost Tools

Low-Cost Tools

  • Action Planning

  • Business Managing

  • Market Research


  • Financial Projections

  • Financial Benchmarking

  • Entrepreneurial DNA


  • Pitch For Funding

  • Plan Your Strategy

  • Make Sense of Global Markets


  • Track Progress

  • Convert to a Mobile-Friendly Website

  • Demographic and Business Data

Together with your business advisor, you’ll discover cutting-edge software tools that will help your business GROW.

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Bottomline 2014

Bottomline 2014 is a straightforward financial projections model that incorporates assumptions about costs, revenues and financing expenses. Calculated reports help small business owners realize their ability to repay loans, prepare loan applications or to understand where their business stands financially. Used with Fintel, this powerful tool kit can help clients see where their estimate falls within the structure of their industry as a whole.

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Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International is the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research that creates data and analysis on thousands of products and services around the world. It provides unbiased historic trends and forecasts for every region, country, category, channel and consumer using innovative market research products, reliable reports and daily updates from expert analysts. Euromonitor International’s extensive network of in-country analysts provides the depth of local business information required in today’s international business environment. This report can provide powerful access to the real story behind consumer change and helps to identify the next opportunity first.

Fintel Software Tools

Fintel

Fintel is a business intelligence solution geared toward helping clients make better decisions based on the reliable financial benchmarking of 2500 industry groups covering 1 million privately held companies. Small business owners can compare their business against competition in the same industry and translate financial performance into strategic direction. Fintel can improve the financial performance of any company.

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Get Your Business Online

Through Google’s web based service, it’s easy to get your business on the map! Simply search for your business and edit or add any necessary information. With a verified online presence, your visibility will skyrocket. Research proves that businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t, so don’t delay, and ask your adviser to help you get your business online today!

CTSBDC GrowthWheel Small Business Tools

GrowthWheel® is a visual toolbox for decision-making and action planning for startup and growth companies. It helps entrepreneurs build their businesses through a simple action-oriented process that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work. GrowthWheel® provides CTSBDC clients with a 360° perspective of their business.

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IBISWorld

IBISWorld is a specialized market research organization providing industry specific reports aimed at keeping the small business owner better informed in several areas such as market conditions and forecasts, supply chains or competitor activity. IBISWorld’s comprehensive reports will keep CTSBDC clients informed and provide them with tools to make better business decisions, faster.

CTSBDC Profit Mastery Small Business Tools

Profit Mastery

Profit Mastery provides a practical understanding of and ability to use your financials to better manage your business and work more effectively with your lender and accounting professionals. This tool provides the differentiating point in the market that can catalyze your company’s success.

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Test My Pitch is a community of entrepreneurs and business professionals who create, share and offer feedback on idea pitches and self-introductions. You have a great business idea, you introduce yourself to others, you have to customize your message for a new audience, in other words…you have a story to tell. Wouldn’t it be nice to have feedback before relating your story to an important audience? No longer do you have nervousness or uncertainty as to how your words will be received. CTSBDC and Test My Pitch will make sure that you’re on target.

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CTSBDC BOSI Entrepreneurial DNA Small Business Tools

BOSI

The BOSI program assists business owners in understanding the link between their entrepreneurial makeup and how that influences how they run their business. By using the BOSI system, CTSBDC clients can uncover their entrepreneurial DNA – Builder, Opportunist, Specialist, Innovator (BOSI). Clients learn strategies on how to help optimize their DNA.

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LivePlan walks users through the pitch, the plan and financial projections, and provides sample plans and “scoreboard” to track progress. CTSBDC business advisors can offer a discounted six-month subscription to this online tool to qualified clients and collaborate with them as they work on their plans.

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Google is now ranking mobile-friendly sites higher! Make your website mobile-friendly in two minutes! CTSBDC business advisors can offer a discounted six-month subscription to this online tool to qualified clients and collaborate with them as they work on their plans.

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Business Analyst Reports

So many businesses are driven by “where”. Where should I locate my new business, warehouse or office? Where is my competition? Where do my target customers live? Where should I offer premium vs. standard services? Business Analyst reports combine demographic and business data, detailed maps and advanced spatial analytics with your own data to help you answer the “where” questions. At a low cost, CTSBDC can produce reports to help you make smarter decisions about your business, customers and marketplace.

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Optimize Your Website for Mobile

Consumers are increasingly spending more time on their mobile devices. Help them find the information they need, quickly and easily by converting your website into a mobile-friendly version.

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What’s your Entrepreneurial DNA?

Watch this quick preview video below and then take the free BOSI Assessment to discover your Entrepreneurial DNA