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11 Cool Tools for Startups

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We’ve all heard about the $100 startup. But you need to save that precious cash for things that you just can’t get for free or insanely cheap.

If there was ever a time to get started, it’s now. And there are endless free, cheap, and useful resources online that can help you launch and build your startup.

This is not an end all be all list for getting started and I will probably have a lot more things to add in the future but this is a good starting point.

1. Startup Stash

A curated directory of resources and tools to help you build your startup. This will keep you busy for a while.

2. Shake

Here you can find free legal agreements. You can create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds. It’s effective and simple to use.

3. Square Space Logo

Not ultra elaborate but a great tool for creating basic logos instantly. It’s perfect for getting your idea out there and if you wish, you can refine later.

4. The Name App

A free name generator. Search for domains and social profiles for your startup. Helpful when first starting and trying to come up with a strong web presence.

5. Content Idea Generator

This helps you figure out content ideas. Content is the name of the game.

6. Ultimate Stock Photos

Go here for royalty free beautiful stock photos. There is no other way to get this many large and in charge stock images for only $17. I use them in all of my websites and blog posts. I also use them for corporate brochures.

7. Freebbble

For design, there is nothing much better than Dribbble. This site features and awesome collection of free designs from the Dribbble site.

8. Pablo by Buffer

Design eye catching images for your social media posts for free. It’s super quick and easy to use.

9. Type Form

This is the jam! The best place for creating contact forms, questionnaires, and even job applications. Use their free plan and start creating forms and content that suit your brand.

10. SumoMe

Everyone uses SumoMe now to grow traffic. Download it and install it on your site to start building lists, heat maps, popup email boxes, etc.

11. Awesome Screenshot

This sites makes screenshots simple and it allows you to mark up the images as well. The site says it’s “the easiest way to communicate with images.”

 

I hope this list gives you some tools for success. There are many more to use (like Evernote, Trello, etc.) but we will elaborate on those later. Just keep on pushing through and get some shit done.

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