1000+ Resources you need to start and scale your business!


Every month we update this list with more freebies! This is over 1000+ resources curated by Growth Supply, QuickSprout, TheNextWeb on everything you need to start and scale your business!

General Business Advice

Living The Frugal Life

Raising Venture Capital

  • Vfinance – A directory of venture capitalists, angel investors, and business plan templates.
  • Forbes Midas List – A list of the top 100 venture capitalists for the year 2009.
  • The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint – Before you make a powerpoint that showcases your company and how much money you are raising, you should read this.
  • How to Raise Venture Capital – An detailed overview on how you can raise money.
  • Venture Hacks – A blog for entrepreneurs that discusses everything about venture capital.
  • The Funded – An online community of entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide.
  • How To Raise Venture Dollars – Ben Elowitz who has raised over 40 million dollars breaks down the tricks to raising money.
  • Paul Graham – Awesome essays about venture capital and entrepreneurship.

Hiring Employees


-> Business <-

FREE WEBSITE

FREE BRANDING & LOGO

FREE INVOICE

 

Legal Docs & Accounting

  • S Corp. vs. LLC: Which Structure is Right for Your Business – Determining the type of legal structure for a new business can be daunting for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Learn more about S Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and decide if one of these business structures is right for you.
  • LegalZoom – a cheap way to get incorporated.
  • Findlaw – a directory of all the lawyers throughout the US.
  • Bookkeeping 101: Debits and Credits – Accounting ends with score keeping but begins with record keeping. The first task of accounting is to accurately record transactions. Transactions are events that change the composition of a firm’s assets, liabilities, and equity.
  • Accounting Basics – This explanation of accounting basics will introduce you to some basic accounting principles, accounting concepts, and accounting terminology.
  • Docstoc – A free place to get legal documents and templates which can drastically help reduce your legal fees and in some cases allow you to do some legal stuff yourself.
  • You’ve Been Sued: What Do You Do? – Everything you wanted to know about being sued.
  • Opening a Business Bank Account – Business bank accounts and your identity.
  • Closing Down Your Business Permanently – If you’re shuttering your business for good, there’s more to it than drawing the blinds.
  • Legal Issues to Consider When Starting Your Business – There are a multitude of legal issues to think about when it comes to starting your business. Everything from your business name to its structure to its operation has legal implications.
  • Kiss: Free legal docs for startup founders and investor.
  • Docracy: An open collection of free legal documents.
  • Shake: Create, sign and send legally binding agreements in seconds. Free for personal use.
 

FREE IDEA MANAGEMENT

  • Skitch: Your ideas become reality faster.

FREE BUSINESS / PROJECT NAME GENERATORS

  • Naminum: Discover a perfect company name.
  • Wordoid: Pick a short and catchy name for your business.
  • Domainr: Fast, free, domain name search, short URLs.
 

> Marketing <-

FREE WRITING / BLOGGING

  • Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
  • Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.
  • Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
  • ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.
  • Liberio: Simple eBook creation and publishing right from Google Drive.
  • Social Locker: Ask visitors “to pay” for your content with a tweet, etc.
  • Egg Timer: Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.
  • Wattpad: The world’s largest community for readers and writers.
  • Known: A single site for the content you create.
  • Wattpad: The world’s largest community for readers and writers.
  • Dbook: Structured and collaborative writing for large documents.
  • A5.gg: When you return your text will still be here.

FIND (TRENDING) CONTENT (IDEAS)

  • Buzzsumo: Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor.
  • Swayy: Discover the most engaging content. Free for 1 dashboard user.
  • Ruzzit: Find the most shared content on the web.

FREE SEO + WEBSITE ANALYZERS

  • Ahrefs: Site explorer & backlink checker.
  • SimilarWeb: Analyze website statistics for any domain.
  • Browseo: How search engines see your website.
  • Copyscape: Search for copies of your page on the web.
  • Pingdom: Test & the load time of a site.
  • GTMetrics: Analyze your page’s speed performance.
  • Moz Local: Check your local listings on Google, Bing, and others.
  • XML Sitemaps: Sitemap generator that creates XML & HTML variants.

FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS

  • Kraken: Optimize your images & accelerate your websites.
  • ImageOptim: Makes images take up less disk space & load faster.
  • Smush.it: Image optimizer WordPress plugin.
  • InstaMockup: Create beautiful screenshots of your app or website.

FREE 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.
  • Placeit: Free product mockups & templates.
  • Recite: Turn a quote into a visual masterpiece.
  • Pablo: Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.

FREE EMAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Mailchimp: Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.
  • Mandrill: The fastest way to deliver email. Free 12K emails/month.
  • Mailgun: The Email Service For Developers. Free 10K emails/month.
  • Sendgrid: Delivers your transactional and marketing email. Free 12K emails/month.
  • Mailtrack: The best free email tracking solution.
  • Beefree: Free Email editor to build responsive design messages.

FREE GUIDES & COURSES

  • Primer: No-nonsense, jargon-free marketing lessons (by Google).
  • MailCharts: A FREE email course to help you become a better marketer.

FREE SOCIAL MEDIA + COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

  • Spruce: Make Twitter ready images in seconds.
  • Latergram: Easily plan & schedule your Instagram posts.
  • 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.
  • Bitly: Create, share, and track shortened links.
  • Filament: A free beautiful and customizable sharing bar.
  • Addthis: Get more shares, follows and conversions.
  • Digg Digg: Your all in one share buttons plugin.
  • Disqus: Build a community of active readers & commenters.

Internet Marketing

FREE CUSTOMER SERVICE & SURVEYS

  • Typeform: Free beautiful online survey & form builder.
  • Tally: Create polls in no time.
  • 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.
 
 

-> Design & Code <-

FREE DESIGN RESOURCES

 

COLOR PICKERS

  • Coolors: Super fast color schemes generator for cool designers.
  • Skala Color: An extraordinary color picker for designers and developers.
  • 0 to 255: A simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color.
  • Bootflat: Perfect colors for flat designs.

INSPIRATION

  • FLTDSGN: Daily showcase of the best flat UI design websites and apps.
  • 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.
  • Ocean: A community of designers sharing feedback.
  • Behance: Showcase & discover creative work.
  • Pttrns: Mobile user interface patterns.
  • Awwwards: The awards for design, creativity and innovation.
  • UI Parade: User interface design tools and design inspiration.
  • Niice: A search engine with taste.

FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Stock Up: Best free stock photo websites in one place.
  • Pexels: Best free photos in one place.
  • Unsplash: Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.
  • Splashbase: Search & discover free, hi res photos & videos.
  • Jay Mantri: Free pics. do anything (CC0). Make magic.
  • Moveast: This is a journey of a portuguese guy moving east.
  • Mazwai: Free creative commons HD video clips & footages.
  • Super Famous: Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.
  • Super Famous: Photos by Dutch interaction designer Folkert Gorter.
  • Snapographic: Free stock photos for personal & commercial use.
  • IM Free: A curated collection of free resources.
  • Cupcake: A photographer’s treat by Jonas Nilsson Lee.
  • MMT: Free stock photos by Jeffrey Betts.
  • Raumrot: Free high-resolution picture.
  • Bucketlistly: A free creative common collection of travel photos.
  • I also handpicked some free photo packs:

FREE TYPOGRAPHY

  • TypeGenius: Find the perfect font combo for your next project.
  • FontFaceNinja: Browser extension to find the web fonts a site uses.
  • DaFont: Archive of freely downloadable fonts.
  • FontPark: The web’s largest archive of free fonts.
  • Typekit: A limited collection of fonts to use on a website or in applications.

FREE ICONS

  • Flat Icon: A search engine for 16000+ glyph vector icons.
  • MakeAppIcon: Generate App Icons of all sizes with a click.
  • Ico Moon: 4000+ free vector icons, icon generator.
  • Ego Icons: 100 Free vector icons with a clean look and feel.
  • FlatIcons: Free flat icon customizer, royalty free.

FREE USEFUL STUFF

  • UI Names: Generate random names for use in designs and mockups.
  • UI Faces: Find and generate sample avatars for user interfaces.
  • Sonics: Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.

FREE DEVELOP / CODE THINGS

  • Hive: First free unlimited cloud service in the world.
  • GitHub: Build software better, together.
  • BitBucket: Git and Mercurial code management for teams
  • Chisel: Chisel offers an unlimited number of fossil repositories.
  • Visual Studio: Comprehensive collection of developer tools and services.
  • Landscape: Landscape is an early warning system for your Python codebase.
  • Swiftype: Add great search to any website. Free with limitations.
  • Keen.io: Gather all the data you want & start getting the answers you need.
  • Coveralls: Test coverage history and statistics.
  • LingoHub: Free for Small Teams, Open Source usage and Educational projects.
  • Codacy: Continuous Static Analysis designed to complement your unit tests.
  • TinyCert: Free SSL certificates for your startup.
  • Opbeat: The first ops platform for developers. Free for small teams.
  • Pingdom: Website monitoring. Free for one website.
  • Rollbar: Full-stack error monitoring for all apps in any language.
  • Loggly: Simplify Log Management Forever. Free for one user.
  • Devport: Get your developer portfolio.
  • Getting Real: The smarter way to build web apps. A free book by 37signals.
  • Peek: Get a free, 5-minute video of someone using your site.
  • Creator: Build better Ionic apps, faster.
  • DevFreeCasts: A huge collection of free screencasts for developers.
  • Cody: A free library of HTML, CSS, JS nuggets.
 
 

-> Productivity <-

BACKGROUND SOUND 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.
  • 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.
  • Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.
  • Drp.io: Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
  • Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.
  • Raindrop: Mac app for bookmarking and reading it later.
  • Flowdock: Free for teams of five and non-profits.
  • Typetalk: Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging.
  • Slack: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
  • HipChat: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
  • Google Hangouts: Bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and group video calls.
  • Voveet: Simple, free 3D conference calls. Experience the difference.
  • FreeBusy: Eliminate coordination headaches when you need to schedule a meeting.
  • RealTimeBoard: Your regular whiteboard, re-thought for the best online experience.
  • Witkit: Witkit is the secure platform for teams. 50GB of free encrypted data storage.
  • Any.do: Get things done with your team.
  • Asana: Teamwork without email.

DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING

  • Nomad House: Houses around the world for nomads to live and work together.
  • Lastroom: Simplifying your team travel management
  • Nomadlist: The best cities to live and work remotely.
  • Nomad Jobs: The best remote jobs at the best startups.
 
 

-> Learn <-

DISCOVER TOOLS & STARTUPS

  • Beta List: Discover and get early access to tomorrow’s startups.
  • Startups List: Collections of the best startups in different places.

BUILD TOGETHER

  • Assembly: Co-create new ideas no matter where they are.

LEARN

  • Coursera: Free online classes from 80+ top universities & organizations.
  • Khan Academy: Free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
  • Skillshare: Unlock your creativity with free online classes & projects.
  • Startup Notes: Startup School invites amazing founders to tell their story.
  • Closed Club: Browse shut-down start-ups & learn why they closed down.
  • reSRC.io: All free programming learning resources.
  • Mixergy: Learn from proven entrepreneurs.
  • Hackdesign: Receive a design lesson in your inbox each week.

NEWSLETTERS THAT DON’T SUCK

  • Email1K: A free 30 day course to double your email list.
  • Startup Digest: Personalized newsletter for all things startup in your area.

USEFUL

  • Foundrs: Co-founder equity calculator.
  • Pitcherific: Pitcherific helps you create, train, and improve your pitch.

FREE WEBSITE

  • Layers: A WordPress site builder so simple. It’s free, forever.
  • Bootstrap Zero: The largest open-source, free Bootstrap template collection.

FREE BRANDING & LOGO

  • Logaster: Professional online logo maker & generator.
  • Signature Maker: A free web based tool that creates your handwritten digital signature.

FREE INVOICE

  • Wave: Free & easy accounting, invoicing and more.

FREE IDEA MANAGEMENT

  • Kiss: Free legal docs for startup founders and investor.

FREE WRITING / BLOGGING

  • Wattpad: The world’s largest community for readers and writers.
  • Known: A single site for the content you create.
  • Wattpad: The world’s largest community for readers and writers.
  • Dbook: Structured and collaborative writing for large documents.
  • A5.gg: When you return your text will still be here.

FIND (TRENDING) CONTENT (IDEAS)

  • Ruzzit: Find the most shared content on the web.

FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS

  • InstaMockup: Create beautiful screenshots of your app or website.

FREE IMAGE EDITORS

  • Pablo: Design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.

FREE EMAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Mandrill: The fastest way to deliver email. Free 12K emails/month.
  • Mailgun: The Email Service For Developers. Free 10K emails/month.
  • Sendgrid: Delivers your transactional and marketing email. Free 12K emails/month.
  • Mailtrack: The best free email tracking solution.
  • Beefree: Free Email editor to build responsive design messages.

FREE GUIDES & COURSES

  • Primer: No-nonsense, jargon-free marketing lessons (by Google).
  • MailCharts: A FREE email course to help you become a better marketer.

FREE SOCIAL MEDIA + COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

  • How Many Shares Count how many shares a URL has across most social networks, all in one place.
  • Mapme: Crowdsourced Maps. 100% free.
  • Live Chat 24/7Free live chat + chatbot that learns as you engage with your customers.
  • Riffle: Complete info on any Twitter user
  • My Top Tweet: Find anyone’s Top 10 tweets, ordered by engagement.
  • Daily 140: Recent follows and favorites of 3 tweeps of your choosing.

FREE CUSTOMER SERVICE & ENGAGEMENT

  • 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.

FREE DESIGN RESOURCES

  • Web3Canvas: PSD Freebies, HTML Snippets, Inspirations & Tutorials.

FREE COLOR PICKERS

  • Color Picker: Identify the precise color of anything you see in your browser.

FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

FREE TYPOGRAPHY

  • Typekit: A limited collection of fonts to use on a website or in applications.

FREE ICONS

  • Ego Icons: 100 Free vector icons with a clean look and feel.
  • FlatIcons: Free flat icon customizer, royalty free.

FREE USEFUL STUFF

  • Sonics: Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.

FREE DEVELOP / CODE THINGS

  • Hive: First free unlimited cloud service in the world.
  • GitHub: Build software better, together.
  • BitBucket: Git and Mercurial code management for teams
  • Chisel: Chisel offers an unlimited number of fossil repositories.
  • Visual Studio: Comprehensive collection of developer tools and services.
  • Landscape: Landscape is an early warning system for your Python codebase.
  • Swiftype: Add great search to any website. Free with limitations.
  • Keen.io: Gather all the data you want & start getting the answers you need.
  • Coveralls: Test coverage history and statistics.
  • LingoHub: Free for Small Teams, Open Source usage and Educational projects.
  • Codacy: Continuous Static Analysis designed to complement your unit tests.
  • TinyCert: Free SSL certificates for your startup.
  • Opbeat: The first ops platform for developers. Free for small teams.
  • Pingdom: Website monitoring. Free for one website.
  • Rollbar: Full-stack error monitoring for all apps in any language.
  • Loggly: Simplify Log Management Forever. Free for one user.
  • Devport: Get your developer portfolio.
  • Getting Real: The smarter way to build web apps. A free book by 37signals.
  • Peek: Get a free, 5-minute video of someone using your site.
  • Creator: Build better Ionic apps, faster.
  • DevFreeCasts: A huge collection of free screencasts for developers.
  • Cody: A free library of HTML, CSS, JS nuggets.

BACKGROUND SOUND TO FOCUS

  • Octave: A free library of UI sounds, handmade for iOS.
  • Free Sound: Huge database of free audio snippets, samples, + recordings.

ORGANIZE & COLLABORATE

  • Raindrop: Mac app for bookmarking and reading it later.
  • Flowdock: Free for teams of five and non-profits.
  • Typetalk: Share and discuss ideas with your team through instant messaging.
  • Slack: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
  • HipChat: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
  • Google Hangouts: Bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and group video calls.
  • Voveet: Simple, free 3D conference calls. Experience the difference.
  • FreeBusy: Eliminate coordination headaches when you need to schedule a meeting.
  • RealTimeBoard: Your regular whiteboard, re-thought for the best online experience.
  • Witkit: Witkit is the secure platform for teams. 50GB of free encrypted data storage.
  • Any.do: Get things done with your team.
  • Asana: Teamwork without email.

DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING

  • Nomad House: Houses around the world for nomads to live and work together.
  • Lastroom: Simplifying your team travel management

LEARN

  • Mixergy: Learn from proven entrepreneurs.
  • Hackdesign: Receive a design lesson in your inbox each week.
  • Letterlist: The Simplest Way To Discover Amazing Newsletters.

USEFUL