What are the Best Online Tools for Startups?

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September 15, 2019
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Anyone who’s ever considered starting a business has been concerned with the resulting costs. And that’s only natural seeing as there are more questions than answers in the startup phase. Thankfully, there are many free online tools and apps for small business to help aspiring entrepreneurs.

GrowthHacker.tv

On GrowthHacker.tv, you can watch interviews of successful entrepreneurs and growth hackers who have left a legacy in the digital world. The videos on the website play in a loop, and they are free to visitors. You need to sign up to access a past video recording, which isn’t free. If it’s your first time visiting the website, you might get a promotional code as a premium member to view the site’s content over a few days, up to a week.

Being able to view real-life success stories with tips for free can be very helpful. You’ll learn all about common pitfalls of entrepreneurship so you can avoid them as well as approaches to gain spectacular success. These videos will make your transition to entrepreneurship a lot easier and more lucrative.

Free Online Calculator Tools

There is a variety of free online calculator tools on the market, which we’ll go into briefly in just a bit. Tools like these can be indispensable. You can use the co-founder equity calculator Founders, the “App vs. Website”  which is a great tool for the selection of App or Website, the tool Ad Spend Calculator if you can’t figure out whether your startup should invest in advertising, and Pitcherificto help you make, train, and improve a sales pitch.

There is also HowMuchToMakeAnApp to calculate the price of a mobile app and Startup Equity Calculator to check how much equity to grant new staff.

Finally, for map designing and building, the tool MapBox can prove highly useful.

MailChimp

You need an efficient newsletter service to keep your customers updated about promotions and offers and to run a successful email marketing campaign. There’s no better tool than MailChimp to serve this purpose. Everyone who knows at least a bit about tech knows about MailChimp, but what you might not have known is that there is a free startup package including all the basic features. If you pay $10, there are more advanced options to choose from.

Amazon Web Services

Also known as AWS, Amazon Web Services is e-commerce giant Amazon’s web hosting service and perhaps one of the most reliable web hosting services out there. It is flexible, scalable, and currently offers almost 100 services including content delivery, database storage, and other features and functions.

Aytm

What makes this survey tool unique? It not only creates a survey form for you but also helps you reach out to the right target group that will have an interest in taking your survey. Ideally, your survey should consist of open-ended questions to gain deeper insight.

StockSnap.io

What they say about a picture being worth a thousand words is no accident. Few businesses remain unaware of the importance of using quality images to set a brand apart and attract interest. You can get high resolution, royalty-free images from the above website. Shutterstock is an option if you need a bigger variety of stock images and have nothing against paying for them.

Basecamp

This web and mobile-based tool for project management were designed to improve workflow. It has become a prominent name in startup circles worldwide. This project management software enables users to get activity feed, view reports, exchange ideas, address specific team members, and more. Another very efficient project management system we would recommend is Asana.

Many resources and tools are available to startups, which not only save time but also help in minimizing the cost of business operations. From CRM to email marketing, there are tools for everything. With these, you can recruit people, manage projects, calculate profit margin, and handle any other crucial element involved in operating and developing a startup.

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