The good news is that there's a wealth of tools and resources out there to help you launch, manage, and market your business. Many are FREE! I put together the below list to help you sort through and quickly find what you need. 

 

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
ConvertKit - smart, automated email marketing
Calendly - simple scheduling
Dropbox - files. safe, synced and easy to share
Google Drive - file storage and backup
Satori - business system for coaches

COLLABORATION
Basecamp - manage projects, groups and client work
Evernote - stay organized across all devices
Mural - online brainstorming, synthesis and collaboration
Slack - a messaging app for teams

DESIGN
Canva - simple design tool
Color Picker - color codes
Coolers - color schemes generator
Creative Booster - graphic design freebies
Creative Market - affordable design elements
Easelly - create and share visual ideas
Font Awesome Icons - free icons
Freepik - free vectors, PSD, icons and photos
PDF Escape - free pdf editor
PicMonkey - editor for photos, designs, and collages
Postcardly - turns emails into printed and mailed postcards
Tailor Brands - visual identity in less than 10 minutes

EMAIL
AWeber - email automation
ConvertKit - smart, automated email marketing
GetResponse - simple email marketing
InfusionSoft - sales and marketing software for (larger) small businesses
Intercom - chat, marketing automation, customer service
MadMimi - simple lovely email
Mailchimp - manage email campaigns easily

FINANCE
Bench - online bookkeeping service from professional bookkeepers
Stripe - accept payments
Wave - free and easy accounting and invoicing for small businesses

LEARN
Coursera - free online academic classes
Creative Live - online, live, creative courses
Skillshare - learning community for creators
Udemy - learn new skills online

LEGAL
Friedman Iverson - lawyers for the creative economy
Hello Sign - fast, secure, and legally binding
esignatures for business
LegalZoom - affordable legal advice

LOOKING GOOD - FASHION
Bungalow - style concierge, high quality clothes


 

 

RESEARCH
Survey Monkey - online survey development
TypeForm - free and beautiful online forms

PHOTOGRAPHY
MorqueFile - free stock photos
Pexels - best free stock photos in one place
Pixabay - free high quality images
Web Resizer - crop and resize images

PR
Google Alerts - monitor the web for interesting new content
Help a Reporter Out - connect with journalists for media coverage
Mention - media monitoring made simple
PR Web - press release distribution service

PRINTING
MOO - business cards, stickers, flyers
Sticker You - custom stickers
Thikit - print on really thick paper
Vistaprint - print affordable marketing materials

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)
Google Keyword Planner - keyword ideas and performance estimates

SOCIAL MEDIA
Buffer - social media management
Edgar - the social media queue that fills itself
Facebook Image Checker - ensure your Fabceook image text is 20% or less
Hootsuite - streamlined social media management
Sprout Social - social media management

VIDEO
Premium Beat - royalty free music and sound effects
Screen Flow - record your screen
Vimeo - host, share and stream videos

WEBINARS
BigMarker - host browser-based webinars
Click Meeting - web conferencing software
GoToWebinar - webinar solutions made easy
Webinar Jam - webinar platform based on google hangouts

WEBSITES
Crayon - website inspiration
I Want My Name - buy your domain name
Instapage - landing page platform
LeadPages - landing page builder
Page Ruler - measure elements on any webpage
Squarespace - beautiful website design tool
 



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