Recommendations

Tyrone Bufkin created this resource page to easily list recommended services, products, and companies that he uses and/or those he knows are valuable. This way you can quickly find great products and services all in one place. 

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won't put anything on this page that I haven't verified and/or personally used.

Updated: July 2019

General Business Building (Executive Summary)

Robbins Research International

I've spent thousands of dollars with Tony Robbins over the years and have seen a tremendous return on my investment. Tony continues to develop live events, training programs, and coaching to improve lives and businesses around the world. Tony Robbins is a leader in this field and I would highly recommend his company. 

SCORE Acadiana Chapter

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors who have helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. Tyrone Bufkin is currently volunteering as the Chapter Chair of SCORE Acadiana. SCORE has information, resources, and workshops that can help you grow your business. We are always looking for volunteers to help entrepreneurs by sharing your knowledge and your time. 

Strategyzer

Strategyzer has products and services to help you understand customers, create better products, and grow business paramount of which is the Business Model Canvas. Similar to by Business Map Builder, the Business Model Canvas can help you organize your business and take the next action steps required. 

Louisiana Small Business Development Center

I'm am confident that the LSBDC organization extremely helpful but I have worked personally with the Lafayette location. They are an excellent source for business planning and funding. 

Key Resources

Constant Contact

I've recently started to use Constant Contact and so far so awesome. It was very simple to create email campaigns. And there is a lot of support to improve the open rates and conversion rates. They also provide templates and other helpful resources. 

GoDaddy

GoDaddy is the only domain name and web hosting services I've personally used because I have never had a bad experience. The one time I've had an issue, the customer service team called me before I even knew there was a problem and fixed it quickly. 

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Opportunity Machine

I've relied on the Opportunity Machine for the affordable workspace/office, invaluable training classes, and a supportive entrepreneurial community. They are based in Lafayette, LA and are devoted to helping business growth in Acadiana. 

Podio

Over the last couple of years, Podio has been my go-to business management system. I love that it is affordable, completely customizable, and automated with Globiflow.

WordPress

WordPress is my favorite system for building a website or blog. It is very easy to use, affordable plans and can be tailored to your business needs. 

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Cash Flow & Legal Analysis

GeauxBiz

I recommend GeauxBiz when to complete all your legal requirements to start a business in Louisiana. I like that they have a focus on Louisiana because nationwide companies are a little harder to trust. 

LegalZoom

I used LegalZoom for most of my legal advice and documents. While you may pay a bit more than their competitors, I believe the peace of mind worth it. 

Client / Solution Development

Pew Research Center

I use the Pew Research Center to understand trends and data related to my company's target market. Sometimes you have to search well to find the information you are looking for but the data is always very accurate. 

Making Cent of Sense

Michelle created a personal finance and lifestyle blog that helps over 300,000 readers every month, including myself, improve their lives. I highly recommend the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course. It is what has helped me start and grow a blog on my page. 

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Marketing Strategy

Click Funnels

Click Funnels makes it insanely easy to convert leads into paying clients. If you are like me and you don't know anything about web development, then you'll love Click Funnels because they do all the heavy lifting for you. 

Dice Media

I highly recommend Dice Media for Web Design and marketing. They gave me the utmost care and attention while going above and beyond.

Sales System

Grant Cardone Technologies

I have bought and continue to use Grant Cardone's training and products to grow my business. I am a student of Cardone University since 2018 and the information I have learned continues to increase my sales. Grant also provides effective content for free on his youtube channel


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