30 tools to startup are all about leveraging free resources to get your business off the ground and moving in the right direction. As an entrepreneur, our guests remind us that time is our most valuable asset and you need to maximize your efficiency and productivity. And technology can be really helpful in doing that.
So I outlined important resources from web hosting, web development, productivity, email marketing, photos.Grab all these important items today!
What You’ll Learn
What you’ll learn on today’s show is all the tools and resources that you can economically use to help startup your business. The Resources and Tools to Startup, Launch, Build and Grow Your Business, The Resources and Tools to Run Your Household. The Resources and Tools to Live Life Smarter and Easier. How to execute your business plan and goals. The startup checklist is the best starting point.
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When it comes to graphic design I used Logomkr, Unsplash and Canva in combination to create wonderful graphic design.
For productivity I am going to interview Bruno Virlet, Founder of Genius Scan who created a mobile app scanner you can use right on your phone.
Effective communication is so important so I use google voice. To record your interviews, meetings, conferences, classes, courses or anything use free conference calling.
When it comes to audio production whether it is the podcast, presentation or meetings or anything that I need for recording I use audacity and auphonic together for a powerful combination.
Also you can use those resources if you decide to use Skype or Google Hangouts.
Marketing and email are critical for your business.
Gramerly helps me with writing my content, spelling, grammar. I also need photos for my blogs, brochures, presentation materials or ebooks so using Pixabay, Unsplash or Canva.
For a news aggregator News 360 is an awesome solution. I read so many newspapers, articles, magazines and I need something that can gather all those sources together in one place. Also I am always on the go traveling and need an easy way to consume my books audible is an Amazon company that I use to stay current on business, family and lifestyle issues.
We cover cloud storage with Google Drive, an email service to de-clutter your email inbox unroll.me. It is critical to build a list of loyal followers and those who subscribe to your website and email list. I use two powerful plugins to capture all information the first is called Contact Form 7 and it works well with Flamingo. For email marketing use a Google Gmail account and send out information to your fans with the use of Yet Another Mail Merge. Keep track of all those people in your life you care about with Life 360.
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