We have tested every recommendation on this page. The resources listed here are crucial to running our own training business and those of our students' as well. Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, we will earn a commission. Please understand that we have experience with all of these companies, and we recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make if you buy something. Please do not buy these unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals!

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  • TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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Business Setup

Business Formation: Incfile

Incfile makes the entire process of registering your LLC easy-peasy. I could login and check the status anytime, got a free Tax consult, and they also give a Google Adwords $100 free coupon.

  • ​Registered Agent Service (1st Year FREE)
  • Preparation & Filing of Articles
  • Online Order Status Tracking
  • Free Business Tax Consultation
Incfile.com

Starts at $49 + State Filing Fees

Email: G-Suite

Spend the $5/month and get a professional-looking email address for your business. Your Students and big clients like Hospitals etc, will trust you more just for having it. G-Suite includes: Email, Calendar, 30GB file storage Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Hangout.

14 day FREE Trial

Toll-Free Business 800 Phone#: Phone.com

Must-have if you want to be taken seriously as a real business! Nothing screams amateur-hour like giving your cell or home number to your Students. They have apps for your phone that let you call and txt msg using your 800#. You can then set your ringtone to be different for Business# calls - Helps us keep family/friends/student calls separate.

*Coupon* 20% Off for 3 months!

Toll-Free Intn'l Business Phone#: TollFree Forwarding

Operate outside the USA? TollFree Forwarding has you covered! 

  • Starts at $19/mo.
  • 70+ minutes per month included
  • No contracts – pay as you go
  • Full featured: Voicemail, Call Forwarding and more.

10 day FREE Trial

Mailing Address: UPS Store

You can start out using your Home address for your business, if you're comfortable with that, then as soon as you can afford a PO Box, switch it over. Try to get a PO Box that has a 'Street Address' and signs for your packages and notifies you when they’ve received them. I use UPS Store and when I receive packages they text me!

Business Liability Insurance: MAC Insurance

I've talked with my own insurance agent and made sure he was comfortable with our business model and understood it. Let's face it, we live in a Sue-happy world. Protect yourself and your business!
MAC Insurance, Inc
10184 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97224
Office: (971) 238-2502

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Business Liability Insurance: Hiscox Insurance

We've heard good feedback on Hiscox and that they are familiar with CPR and First Aid Training Instructors and our unique insurance needs.

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