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The best freebies for startup founders

The best freebies for startup founders

New business owners tend to be cash-strapped. Sound familiar? If you’ve just launched your startup then you probably resonate with this statement. Wouldn’t it be great if there were resources made available that cost nothing but would assist you in creating a successful enterprise? Well the good news is there are a number of resources online that can aid you in creating a solid business bound for success.

 

Here are a bunch of the most helpful free tools found online:

 

Withoomph: Instead of paying through your nose for a freelance designer to create a logo and corporate identity for you, rather set yourself up with a beautiful logo that costs you nothing. You can easily have a printing company replicate the logo for any of your print media or stationary needs.

 

Slimvoice: Right in the beginning, as you launch, you’ll need to generate invoices for the two or three clients you have on board. By using a service like Slimvoice, you’ll have access to simple and effective invoicing templates.

 

Hemingway: We live in a world that is driven by quality content. Anything less than the quality dictated by Google is unacceptable. By using an app such as Hemingway, your content will be guided to be clear and concise.

 

Wordpress SEO by Yoast: Having a fully optimised website is what all businesses want to achieve. It is only through Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) that your website will be recognised by Google search. You can achieve this for your WordPress site by making use of this freebie.

Strikingly: With Africa being the m-commerce capital of the world how appropriate to have a mobile-optimised website, which Strikingly can do for you.

 

Shopify E-commerce Report: Do you have an ecommerce site? Whether it’s your main business or whether it’s an addition to your predominant business activities, understanding what kind of value your ecommerce site is garnering is worthwhile. Pulling accurate and real time data on your site’s income is incredibly useful.

 

Meme Generator: Because content is king and content doesn’t always mean “an article” this particular tool can be as useful as it is fun. Personalised memes will be a hit among your team members, competitors and consumers. Plus, memes are an excellent piece of content to share across social media channels.

 

Mailchimp: When you first launch your company you should begin finding ways to encourage your customers and potential customers to become a part of your database. This may be through creating a competition for them to enter or even offering them a downloadable asset to enjoy - however you entice them, you must make sure to get their full name and contact details. And, in the beginning it’s easy to send out a mail to 50 people but when your database grows you’ll need a service to assist with your communications. This is where Mailchimp can help. It’ll send 12 000 emails to 2 000 subscribers immediately and for free.

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