12 Killer Free Tools to Launch and Build Your Startup
Have an idea for a startup but no money to launch it? There is no better time to start your business than today as anything from time management to hiring has been made easy by free online apps and tools.
Here are 12 free tools that will make the launch of your business effortless.
When launching a startup, it’s not only essential to be professional, but also to look professional. Polarr is an image and video editing app that will attract your clients’attention by making every picture look outstanding. It is compatible with Android and iOS as well as windows, macOS, and web.
Whether you place yourself into the B2B or B2C sector, email marketing is still going to be one of the primary marketing tools you’ll use to keep personalized and direct conversations with your clients. MailChimp will automate time-consuming email campaigns, send customized messages, and provide accurate analytics reports of all your campaigns.
Marvel app HAS to be one of the most important tools for every startup. And it’s FREE! Marvel app is designed to bring all your ideas into one place and make a real product out of it. The app turns sketches and mockups into interactive and tappable apps. With Marvel, you can share a demo of your app idea with anyone easily.
Before your startup takes off, or maybe even during its life cycle, you’ll most likely have to make lots and lots of presentations. Presentations perceived by investors, stakeholders, potential buyers, etc. will have to be enticing and compelling. Prezi has turned simple presentations into something that’s eye-catching and interactive.
Every startup needs a website, there’s no doubt about it, and depending on the type of business you want to do, you’ll need a good contact form, order form, or an email form. You’d be surprised how vital web forms are for sales and lead generation. 123FormBuilder is an easy-to-use drag and drop web form builder that’ll generate leads and sales within minutes. No coding knowledge needed!
Starting a new business can be incredibly frustrating. Endless to-do lists, lost handwritten notes, and a clutter of files and folders can cause some serious management issues. Evernote has a solution for it all. Evernote is a constructive way to declutter and organize your day-to-day tasks and team.
Streak and Boomerang for Gmail
Both of these tools are Gmail plugins. Streak is dedicated to sales and customer management. With Streak, it’s easy to send and receive emails for two or more different projects, see who has deleted, opened, or clicked on your email campaigns and make notes on every client. Boomerang is designed to remind you of emails to be sent and not let you forget.
Wave apps are a set of apps that will let you handle all your financial needs, such as invoicing, accounting, and receipts, efficiently, in one place. You can effortlessly create and send professional invoices, connect your bank accounts to monitor the funds and record the spendings on your way through the day.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re at the start, middle, or end of your professional career, being grammatically correct is always important. Would you trust a brand with grammatical mistakes in their email campaigns or a website with a bad copy? Well, neither do your potential customers. Grammarly is an incredibly intuitive app that allows you to write grammatically correct content, suggests style edits and checks your text for plagiarism.
It is a free tool that tests your website’s performance, your visitors’ behavior flow, shows the most visited pages on your site, and traffic acquisition channels. Analyzing data provided by Google Analytics not only will allow you to optimize user interface on your website but also improve your performance on Google Search Engine. With the insights on the demographics and interests of your visitors, you will be able to customize content and build a more loyal audience.
Codecademy is an online academy offering various free programming courses. The demand for programming skills and knowledge is skyrocketing, and no entrepreneur can go about his business without at least a little bit of coding experience. Codecademy provides an excellent opportunity to learn to code online for free.
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