Here are a few of my favorite things. Please note, these are affiliate links and I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. I personally use all of these products and highly recommend them.
Blog Apps and Programs Recommended
Use IncFile to easily, and inexpensively, create your corporation or LLC for your blog business.
Evernote is one of my favorite applications for note taking, blog writing, image holding, and organization.
My personal favorite hosting. You can read all about it, along with several other possibilities at Best Website Hosting for WordPress
Probably the second best hosting around. Starts at around $3.95/month, domain name is approximately $15.99. Awesome features, great service.