Starting a business is a big decision and you probably already know that you’re going to need a lot of help as you seek to get funding, get customers and to a grow a sustainable business. And you need that help to be free. Thankfully, there are a lot of resources out there to help new startups.
So let’s look at a few free tools every startup needs.
Help Finding a Name
One of the first things you’re going to do when starting your business is deciding on a name. Finding something clever is just half the battle. Making sure the name is available online and social media can be a lengthy process. Enter The Name App, a free online tool that you can enter your proposed name and it will tell you if the domains are available to use.
Help Getting Voice of Customer
Your strategy, pitch and marketing will only improve with real world market research of your target audience. There are several ways to do this but you can conduct a survey for free using tools like Typeform. Unlike SurveyMonkey’s free version, Typeform’s CORE plan allows you unlimited questions and answers and allows you to customize the design.
Help With Email
Starting a business involves a lot of emails. Like, a lot! So you’ll likely open a free Gmail account and start sending messages without any idea of who is reading them or forwarding them to others in their organization. Wouldn’t it be great if you could follow up knowing if they actually read your email? Get a free version of Yesware, a Gmail plug-in, and you can do just that!
Help Getting Stock Photos
As you start building your pitch decks, your startup website and mobile app, you will inevitably start searching for the perfect stock photos. Then, you’ll quickly realize that you can spend hundreds on stock images. But you don’t need to. StockSnap.io has hundreds of stock photos free from copyright restrictions so you can personalize them to your specific needs and vision.
Starting a new company may be challenging but with these free tools, you can reduce the learning curve and grow faster. For more free tools, be sure to visit the BizLaunch Free Small Business Tools Page. There you can find all sorts of assets that will simplify your operations and management. From example business plans to how to start a crowdfunding campaign, these tools are essential for every small business and start up.