100+ FREE Start Up Resources For Entrepreneurs

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Below is a curated open list of FREE resources to help you jump start your startup today. 

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Branding & Logo


Legal Docs

  • Kiss: Free legal docs for startup founders and investor, created by 500 Startups.
  • Docracy: An open collection of free legal documents.
  • Shake: Create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds. Free for personal use.

Idea Management

  • Experiment Board: Test your startup idea without wasting time or money. Note: Requires a tweet to get it.
  • Germ.io: Get from idea to execution.
  • Skitch: Your ideas become reality faster.

Business / Project Name Generator

Writing / Blogging

  • Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
  • Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
  • Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
  • ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.
  • Liberio: Simple eBook creation and publishing right from Google Drive.
  • Editorial Calendar: See all your posts, drag & drop to manage your blog.
  • Story Wars: Writing stories together.
  • Headline Analyzer: Emotional marketing value headline analyzer.
  • WP Hide Post: Control the visibility of items on your blog.
  • Social Locker: Ask visitors “to pay” for your content with a tweet, etc.
  • Egg Timer: Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.

Find (Trending) Content (Ideas)

SEO + Website Analyzer

Image Optimizers

  • TinyJPG: | TinyPNG: Compress images.
  • Compressor.io: Optimize and compress your images online.
  • Kraken: Optimize your images & accelerate your websites.
  • ImageOptimizer: Resize, compress and optimize your image files.
  • ImageOptim: Makes images take up less disk space & load faster.
  • Smush.it: Image optimizer WordPress plugin.

Image Editors

  • Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design for bloggers.
  • Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
  • Skitch: Get your point across with fewer words.
  • Easel.ly: Empowers anyone to create & share powerful visuals.
  • Social Image Resizer Tool: Create optimized images for social media.
  • Placeit: Free product mockups & templates.
  • Recite: Turn a quote into a visual masterpiece.
  • Meme Generator: The first online meme generator.
  • Pablo: Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.

Email Management

  • Contact form 7: Famous WordPress plugin to collect email addresses.
  • Mailchimp: Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.
  • ManyContactsBar: Free contact form sits on top of your website.
  • Hello Bar: Get more email subscribers.
  • Sumome List Builder: Collect email addresses with light box popover.
  • Scroll Triggered Box: Boost your conversion rates — WordPress only.
  • Sumome Scroll Box: Capture more email addresses, politely.
  • Streak - Track if someone opened your emails. Especially useful if you're doing sales or outreach. Also adds a CRM to Gmail.
  • Really Good Emails - Superb for designed email inspiration. Welcome emails, sales emails, the whole works.
  • Art of Emails - Tons of actually unique email templates for cold emails, outreach to influencers, sales follow ups, etc.

    Social Media + Community Management

    • WriteRack: The best way to tweetstorm.
    • Spruce: Make Twitter ready images in seconds.
    • Click To Tweet: Get more shares on your content.
    • MyTweetLinks: Increases Twitter traffic.
    • Latergram** Easily plan & schedule your Instagram posts.WordPress Pin it Button for Images: Add a “Pin It” button.
    • SharedCount: Track URL shares, likes, tweets, and more.
    • How Many Shares Count: how many shares a URL has across most social networks, all in one place.
    • Justunfollow: Follow / unfollow people on Twitter & Instagram.
    • SocialRank: Identify, organize, and manage your followers on Twitter.
    • Klout: Social media influence score on browser extension.
    • Ritetag: Instant hashtag analysis.
    • Social Analytics: Interactions for a URL on most social platforms.
    • Riffle: Full profile and info on any Twitter user.
    • Buffer Free Plan: Schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+.
    • Bitly: Create, share, and track shortened links.Filament: A free beautiful and customizable sharing bar.
    • Addthis: Get more shares, follows and conversions.
    • Sumome Share: Auto-optimizes your share buttons for max traffic.
    • Digg Digg: Your all in one share buttons plugin.
    • Disqus: Build a community of active readers & commenters.

    Customer Service & Surveys

    • Typeform: Free beautiful online survey & form builder.
    • Tally: Create polls in no time.
    • Free Survey Creator: Create a survey. Get user feedback for free.
    • Batch: The first-ever 100% free engagement platform for mobile apps.
    • Helprace: Customer service tool. Free for up to 3 agents for small support teams.

    A/B Tests & Growth Hacking

    • Petit Hacks: Acquisition, retention, & revenue hacks used by companies.
    • Optimizely: One optimization platform for websites and mobile apps.
    • Hello Bar: Tool for A/B testing different CTAs & power words.
    • GrowthHackers: Unlocking growth. Together.

    Design Resources

    • Freebbble: High-quality design freebies from Dribbble.
    • Dribbble: Dribbble search results for “freebie”. An absolute freebie treasure.
    • Graphic Burger: Tasty design resources made with care for each pixel.
    • Pixel Buddha: Free and premium resources for professional community.
    • Premium Pixels: Free Stuff for Creative Folk.
    • Fribbble: Free PSD resources by Dribbblers curated by Gilbert Pellegrom.
    • Freebiesbug: Latest free PSDs & other resources for designers.
    • 365 Psd: Download a free psd every day.
    • Dbf: Dribbble & Behance best design freebies.
    • Marvel: Free resources from designers we love.
    • UI Space: High quality hand-crafted Freebies for awesome people.
    • Free Section of Pixeden: Free design resources.
    • Free Section of Creative Market: Freebies coming out every Monday.
    • Teehan+Lax: iOS 8 GUI PSD (iPhone 6).Teehan+Lax: iPad GUI PSD.
    • Freepik: iFree graphic resources for everyone.
    • Tech&All: PSD, Tech News, and other resources for free.
    • Tethr: The most beautiful IOS design KIT ever.

    Color Pickers


    • MaterialUp: Daily material design inspiration.
    • FLTDSGN: Daily showcase of the best flat UI design websites and apps.
    • Site Inspire: Web design inspiration.
    • UI Cloud: The largest user interface design database in the world.
    • Moodboard: Build a beautiful moodboard and share the result.
    • Crayon: The most comprehensive collection of marketing designs.
    • Land-Book: Product landing pages gallery.
    • Ocean: A community of designers sharing feedback.
    • Dribbble: Show and tell for designers.
    • Behance: Showcase & discover creative work.
    • Pttrns: Mobile user interface patterns.
    • Flat UI Design: Useful Pinterest board.
    • Awwwards: The awards for design, creativity and innovation.
    • The Starter Kit: Curated resources for developers and designers.
    • One Page Love: Resource for one-page website inspiration.
    • UI Parade: User interface design tools and design inspiration.
    • The Best Designs: The best of web design.Agile Designers: Best resources for designers & developers.
    • Niice: A search engine with taste.

    Stock Photography


    • TypeGenius: Find the perfect font combo for your next project.
    • Font Squirrel: 100% free commercial fonts.
    • FontFaceNinja: Browser extension to find the web fonts a site uses.
    • Google Fonts: Free, open-source fonts optimized for the web.Beautiful Web Type: Best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory.
    • DaFont: Archive of freely downloadable fonts.1001 Free Fonts: A huge selection of free fonts.
    • FontPark: The web’s largest archive of free fonts.
    • Font-to-width: Fit pieces of text snugly within their containers.


    Useful Tools

    Background Sounds to Focus

    • Noisli: Background noise & color generator.
    • Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.
    • Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
    • Designers.mx: Curated playlists by designers, for designers.
    • Coffitivity: Stream the sounds of a coffee shop at work.
    • Octave: A free library of UI sounds, handmade for iOS.
    • Free Sound: Huge database of free audio snippets, samples, + recordings.
    • Sonics: Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.

    Avoid Distraction

    • Self Control: Mac: free application to help you avoid distracting websites.
    • Cold Turkey: Windows: temporarily block yourself off of distracting websites.

    Organize & Collaborate

    • Trello: Keeps track of everything.
    • Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.
    • Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.
    • Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.
    • Wetransfer: Free transfer up to 2GB.
    • Drp.io: Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
    • Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.
    • Mailtoself: An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app.
    • List.ly: Discover and create great lists.
    • Markticle: Mark your reading progress in articles for later.
    • Slack: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
    • Google Hangouts: Bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and group video calls.
    • Asana: Teamwork without email.

    Digital Nomads and Remote Working

    • Founded X Startup Stats: Find the best country to build your startup in.
    • Teleport: Startup Cities: Discover and budget your next move to 100+ startup cities.
    • Nomad House: Houses around the world for nomads to live and work together.
    • Workfrom: Coffee, Wi-Fi and good vibes.
    • Nomadlist: The best cities to live and work remotely.
    • Where Nomads at: Find digital nomads & travelers all around the world.
    • Nomad Jobs: The best remote jobs at the best startups.
    • What’s It Like: Helping travelers figure out WHEN to go.

    Discover Tools & Startups

    • Product Hunt: Curation of the best new products, every day.
    • Angellist: Where the world meets startups.
    • Beta List: Discover and get early access to tomorrow’s startups.
    • StartupLi.st: Find. Follow. Recommend startups.
    • Startups List: Collections of the best startups in different places.
    • Erli Bird: Where great new products are born.

    Build Together

    • Assembly: Co-create new ideas no matter where they are.
    • CoFoundersLab: Find a co-founder in any city, any industry.
    • Founder2be: Find a co-founder for your startup.


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