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The Startup Guide “Tools List”

The Startup Guide has been established to help entrepreneurs increase their odds of building a successful startup and rapidly move forward with their business ideas.

The “Tools List” help you find the tools to get the job done (it is being continuously updated):

please note that some of the links may be affiliate links

Category Website URL Comments
A/B Testing https://usabilityhub.com Free
A/B Testing https://vwo.com  
A/B Testing https://www.optimizely.com  
Appointment scheduling https://calendly.com Free
Book Print-On-Demand https://www.createspace.com/ Pdf file -> Book on Amazon
Business Card http://www.moo.com/  
Business Card http://www.vistaprint.com/  
Business Name Generator http://wordoid.com  
Business Name Generator http://www.namemesh.com/  
Business Name Generator http://www.naminum.com  
Business Name Generator https://namechk.com  
Check SPAM/Black Listing of domain name http://mxtoolbox.com Free
Code Review & Management https://github.com Free Version
Color Schemes Generator For Designers https://coolors.co  
Crowd Founding http://ipledg.com  
Crowd Founding https://www.gofundme.com  
Crowd Founding https://www.indiegogo.com  
Crowd Founding https://www.kickstarter.com  
Customer Rating & Review Tool Free 30 day trial
Customer service https://www.zendesk.com  
Customer Survey/Feedback Forms http://wufoo.com/ Free version available
Customer Survey/Feedback Forms http://www.google.com/insights/consumersurveys/home 1 Question Survey from USD 0.10/completed survey – 2-10 Question Survey from USD USD 1.00/completed survey
Customer Survey/Feedback Forms http://www.google.com/insights/consumersurveys/website_owners free website satisfaction survey for visitors from the US, UK, Australia and Canada
Customer Survey/Feedback Forms https://blog.twitter.com/2015/introducing-twitter-polls Twitter 1 Question Yes/No Polls (new as of 21 Oct 2015)
Customer Survey/Feedback Forms https://www.jotform.com/ Free version available
Customer Survey/Feedback Forms https://www.surveymonkey.com Free version available
Customer Survey/Feedback Forms https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/net-promoter-score/  
Domain Name Suggestion http://impossibility.org  
Domain Name Suggestion http://wordoid.com  
Domain Name Suggestion http://www.bustaname.com  
Domain Name Suggestion http://www.domainsbot.com  
Domain Name Suggestion http://www.leandomainsearch.com Free
Domain Name Suggestion http://www.leandomainsearch.com/ Free
Domain Name Suggestion http://www.namemesh.com  
Domain Name Suggestion http://www.panabee.com  
Domain Name Suggestion https://domaintyper.com  
Email address verification http://kickbox.io  
Email address verification http://verify-email.org  
Email address verification https://tools.email-checker.com  
Email Hosting Services http://www.bluehost.com  
Email Hosting Services http://www.dreamhost.com  
Email Hosting Services http://www.hostgator.com  
Email Hosting Services http://www.namecheap.com  
Email Hosting Services https://www.google.com/work/apps/business/ from $5/mth/user
Email Marketing http://mailchimp.com Free for up to 2,000 subscribers
Email Marketing http://www.aweber.com/ Free 30 day trial
Email Marketing http://www.constantcontact.com/index.jsp Free 60 day trial
Email Marketing https://autopilothq.com/ Free 30 day trial
Email Marketing https://www.drip.co  
Email Marketing https://convertkit.com  
Email Service https://accounts.google.com/SignUp Free
Email Service https://mail.yahoo.com/ Free
Email Service https://outlook.com Free
Entrepreneur Networking http://startupweekend.org  
Entrepreneur Networking http://www.meetup.com search for startup/entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Networking https://www.googleforentrepreneurs.com/startup-communities/  
Facebook For Businesses https://www.facebook.com/business/help/460491677335370 Conversion Tracking
Facebook For Businesses https://www.facebook.com/business/help/633474486707199/ Audience Targeting
Favicon Generator/ICO Converter Tool http://www.icoconverter.com  
Free Designs http://freebbble.com Free
Free Udacity video about lean startup https://www.udacity.com/course/viewer#!/c-ep245/l-48743167/m-48750057 Lean startup course
Good blog posts from around the web http://thenextweb.com/voice/2015/02/25/real-innovation-is-about-solving-problems-not-having-ideas/ Real innovation is about solving problems, not having ideas
Good blog posts from around the web http://www.designdamage.com/7-ways-to-elevate-the-perceived-value-of-your-content/#axzz3eXLX4p8L 7 Ways To Elevate The Perceived Value Of Your Content
Good blog posts from around the web https://medium.com/inside-efounders/how-to-validate-a-startup-idea-6c0b031c8338?mc_cid=339e8bf3ee&mc_eid=ef78881144 How to validate a startup idea?
Good blog posts from around the web https://www.crowdfunder.com/blog/crowdfunding-startups/investor-pitch-deck-template/ Investor Pitch Deck Template from Crowdfunding
Good blog posts from around the web https://www.producthunt.com/e/great-wordpress-integrations-and-plugins?utm_source=Product+Hunt&utm_campaign=1074afaa2c-Best_wordpress_plug_ins_10_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2cd7d34185-1074afaa2c-122395085 Great WordPress Integrations and Plugins
Graphic Design/Logo http://99designs.com.au/  
Graphic Design/Logo https://www.behance.net  
Graphic Design/Logo https://www.canva.com/  
Graphic Design/Logo https://www.logaster.com/  
Graphic Design/Logo https://www.logojoy.com  
Idea Management http://curator.co  
Idea Management http://germ.io Free
Idea Management http://ideascale.com Free
Idea Management http://stormboard.com Free version
Idea Management https://www.kindlingapp.com/pricing/pioneer/ Free (for startup)
Invoicing http://www.freshbooks.com  
Marketing Tool http://autosend.io Customers Behavior & Engagement
Marketing Tool http://buzzsumo.com Analyze what content performs best
Marketing Tool http://openr.co  
Marketing Tool http://www.socedo.com Automated Social Media Lead Generation
Marketing Tool https://ducksboard.com/  
Marketing Tool https://referralrock.com  
Marketing Tool https://www.getdrip.com  
Marketing Tool https://www.thunderclap.it/ Free
Mind Mapping https://www.mindmeister.com Free
Outsourcing/Virtual Assistant http://www.guru.com  
Outsourcing/Virtual Assistant https://www.elance.com  
Outsourcing/Virtual Assistant https://www.fiverr.com  
Outsourcing/Virtual Assistant https://www.freelancer.com  
Outsourcing/Virtual Assistant https://www.upwork.com  
Pay-Per-Click Advertising http://ad-spend-calculator.qwilr.com  
Pay-Per-Click Advertising https://ads.twitter.com/  
Pay-Per-Click Advertising https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner  
Pay-Per-Click Advertising https://www.facebook.com/business/products/ads  
Pay-Per-Click Advertising https://www.google.com/adwords/  
Pay-Per-Click Advertising https://www.linkedin.com/ads/  
Plagiarism Checker http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/ Free
Project Management https://asana.com  
Project Management https://basecamp.com 60 day free trial
Push Notifications https://batch.com Free
Quick Startup Website http://bootswatch.com/ Free themes for Bootstrap
Quick Startup Website http://html5up.net/ Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 site templates
Quick Startup Website http://snappages.com  
Quick Startup Website http://squarespace.com  
Quick Startup Website http://startbootstrap.com/template-categories/landing-pages/ Free
Quick Startup Website http://unbounce.com  
Quick Startup Website http://www.strikingly.com Free
Quick Startup Website http://www.weebly.com Free version available
Quick Startup Website https://bubble.is/ Free
Quick Startup Website https://tictail.com Free
Quick Startup Website https://www.imxprs.com Free
Quick Startup Website https://www.launchrock.com Free
Quick Startup Website https://www.ontrapages.com Free version available
Receive Payment https://gumroad.com 5% + AUD 0.25 (complete free website with payment option)
Receive Payment https://stripe.com/au    1.75% + AUD 0.30 Aus –   2.9% + AUD 0.30 internat. +AMEX
Receive Payment https://www.braintreepayments.com/ 1.75% + AUD 0.30
Receive Payment https://www.paypal.com/au 2.60% + AUD 0.30 Aus – 3.6% + fixed fee internat + AMEX
Responsive Design Testing http://protofluid.com  
Reverse Image Lookup http://tineye.com Check if somebody is using the same image (copyright infringement)
Social Media https://plus.google.com/  
Social Media https://twitter.com/  
Social Media https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php?  
Social Media https://www.linkedin.com  
Social Media Tool http://everypost.me  
Social Media Tool http://www.oktopost.com  
Social Media Tool https://buffer.com  
Social Media Tool https://buffer.com/pablo Free
Social Media Tool https://hootsuite.com Free
Social Media Tool https://mention.com/en/  
Startup Business Validation Tool http://javelin.com/?ref=-ZTzEsDr  
Startup Business Validation Tool http://quickmvp.com/  
Startup Promotion/Information http://founderdating.com/  
Startup Promotion/Information http://submit.co  
Startup Promotion/Information http://www.brightjourney.com  
Startup Promotion/Information http://www.producthunt.com  
Startup Promotion/Information https://angel.co  
Startup Promotion/Information https://medium.com  
Startup Promotion/Information https://www.crunchbase.com  
Stock Photos http://librestock.com free images search engine
Stock Photos http://cupcake.nilssonlee.se/ Free
Stock Photos http://negativespace.co/ Free
Stock Photos http://www.coverr.co Free
Stock Photos http://www.freeimages.com Free
Stock Photos http://www.freejpg.com.ar Free
Stock Photos http://www.gratisography.com Free
Stock Photos http://www.lifeofpix.com/ Free
Stock Photos http://www.pexels.com Free
Stock Photos http://www.pixabay.com Free
Stock Photos http://www.sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up Free
Stock Photos http://www.stockvault.net Free
Stock Photos https://foodiesfeed.com/ Free
Stock Photos https://stocksnap.io Free
Stock Photos https://tookapic.com Free
Stock Photos https://unsplash.com Free
Stock Photos https://www.pexels.com Free
Team Communication & Collaboration https://frontapp.com Free
Team Communication & Collaboration https://hangouts.google.com  
Team Communication & Collaboration https://signup.zendesk.com/inbox   
Team Communication & Collaboration https://slack.com  
Team Communication & Collaboration https://trello.com  
Team Communication & Collaboration https://www.dropbox.com  
Team Communication & Collaboration https://www.google.com/docs/about/  
Team Communication & Collaboration https://www.google.com/drive/  
Team Communication & Collaboration https://www.meldium.com  
Tracking Tool https://www.google.com/alerts Free
Web App Integration https://zapier.com/zapbook/  
Web Site Speed Test http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/  
Website Add-On Service Tool http://www.picreel.com  
Website Add-On Service Tool https://konklone.com/post/switch-to-https-now-for-free Establishing a trusted/safe web site https:// – instead of the untrusted http://
Website Add-On Service Tool https://sumome.com/ Free
Website Add-On Service Tool www.hellobar.com Pop Up CTA
Website Analytical Tools http://clickmeter.com/ Free
Website Analytical Tools http://clicky.com/ Free
Website Analytical Tools http://loggr.net/ Free
Website Analytical Tools http://statcounter.com/ Free
Website Analytical Tools http://www.clicktale.com/ Free
Website Analytical Tools http://www.google.com/analytics/ Free
Website Analytical Tools http://www.openwebanalytics.com/ Free
Website Analytical Tools http://www.sessioncam.com/ Free
Website Analytical Tools https://mouseflow.com Free
Website Analytical Tools https://paditrack.com/ Free
Website Chat plug-in’s http://www.vcita.com Free version available
Website Chat plug-in’s https://www.clickdesk.com  
Website Chat plug-in’s https://www.intercom.io  
Website Chat plug-in’s https://www.olark.com  
Website Chat plug-in’s https://www.tawk.to Free
Website Chat plug-in’s https://www.zendesk.com/apps/zopim-chat/ Free
Website Form Tool http://wufoo.com/ Free version available
Website Form Tool http://www.google.com/forms/about/  
Website Form Tool http://www.gravityforms.com For WordPress Websites ($39)
Website Form Tool http://www.jotform.com Free version available
Website Form Tool http://www.typeform.com Free version available
Website Form Tool http://www3.formassembly.com/  
Website Form Tool https://www.formsite.com Free version available
Website Form Tool https://www.formstack.com  
Website SSL Certificate https://letsencrypt.org Free https://
Website Speed Test https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/  
Website Speed Test http://yslow.org  
Website Speed Test https://tools.pingdom.com  
Website Speed Test https://performance.sucuri.net  
Website Speed Test https://gtmetrix.com  
Website Store/Shopping http://www.3dcart.com  
Website Store/Shopping http://www.ecwid.com Online Store for WordPress, Drupal, Facebook and more – Free version availabel
Website Store/Shopping http://www.squarespace.com  
Website Store/Shopping http://www.volusion.com  
Website Store/Shopping http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/ Free WordPress Plugin
Website Store/Shopping https://lemonstand.com/#  
Website Store/Shopping https://www.bigcartel.com Free for up to 5 products – good MVP test tool
Website Store/Shopping https://www.bigcommerce.com  
Website Store/Shopping https://www.prestashop.com/en/ Free
Website Store/Shopping https://www.shopify.com  
Website Video http://wistia.com/  
Wireframe & Mockup http://ami.responsivedesign.is/  
Wireframe & Mockup http://creately.com  
Wireframe & Mockup http://dunnnk.com/  
Wireframe & Mockup http://magicmockups.com/  
Wireframe & Mockup http://mockerie.io/  
Wireframe & Mockup http://mockuphone.com/#ios  
Wireframe & Mockup http://www.techsini.com  
Wireframe & Mockup https://balsamiq.com  
Wireframe & Mockup https://gomockingbird.com/  
Wireframe & Mockup https://placeit.net/  
Wireframe & Mockup https://wireframe.cc  
Wireframe & Mockup https://www.justinmind.com  
Word Cloud Generator http://textisbeautiful.net  
Word Cloud Generator http://www.tagxedo.com  
Word Cloud Generator http://www.wordle.net  
WordPress Development Tool http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress from $29
WordPress Development Tool http://www.elegantthemes.com 87 WordPress themes from $69/year
WordPress Development Tool http://www.qodethemes.com e.g. multipurpose Bridge theme with 210+ demos $60/site
WordPress Development Tool https://wordpress.org/themes/ Free
WordPress Hosting Services http://wpengine.com specific WordPress hosting service
WordPress Hosting Services http://www.bluehost.com  
WordPress Hosting Services http://www.dreamhost.com  
WordPress Hosting Services http://www.hostgator.com  
WordPress Hosting Services http://www.inmotionhosting.com  
WordPress Hosting Services http://www.namecheap.com  
WordPress Hosting Services http://www.siteground.com  
WordPress Hosting Services https://www.a2hosting.com  
WordPress Tools https://elegantmarketplace.com/child-theme-maker/  
Your Social Media Influence Score https://klout.com/corp/score  

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