11 August 2013

Today, we are gonna list all greatest tools for entrepreneurs and startups.

Books to read

The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank

Rework by 37 Signals

Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Founders at Work by Jessica Livingstone

The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

The Way We are Working is not Working by Tony Schwartz

War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

The Method Method: 7 Obsessions That Helped Our Scrappy Startup Turn an Industry Upside Down by Eric Ryan

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff

Also check this one: Best Marketing Books of All Time

Sites to use

Quora

Hacker News

Stack Exchange

Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner

Linkedin

AngelList

syscortech

CoFoundersLab

Offline tools

Whiteboard

Pen and paper

Headphones

Post-it

Smartphone

Finding a domain name

Lean Domain Search ( find a name based on the keyword )

Wordoid (helps to create a name that sounds good)

Bust a Name (slightly different approach to naming your domain)

Name Station (hold a name contest)

Wireframing & Diagrams

Balsamiq

Mocking Bird

Creately

Surveys

Surveymonkey (Free)

Pick-fu A/B test approach to market research (50 responses for $10)

Kiss Insights Collect customer feedback on your site

Surveygizmo

Wofoo

Launching soon page

Launchrock Viral lauching soon page (Free)

Ooomf Launchrock for mobile

Unbounce By far the best software for building landing pages (Free for 1 page)

Launch Effect WordPress theme for viral launches

Prefinery Full beta management system

Launch Effect App

Sites to promote for beta users

Killer Startups

Beta List

Startup List

Younoodle

Hacker News

/r/startups in Reddit

AngelList

alltopstartups.com

venturebeatprofiles.com

crunchbase.com

alltopstartups.com

Ziipa.com

Ratemystartup.com

Startupmeme.com

beta.tutkiun.com

Venture Bonsai

365startup.com

Wikindu.com

netwebapp.com

singlefunction.com

startuptunes.com

cloudsurfing.com

startupbooster.com

thestartuppitch.com

Startupli.st

thestartuppitch.com

101bestwebsites.com

rev2.org

paggu.com

younoodle.com

evolvr.me

plugstartups.com

eu-startups.com

new-startups.com

techpluto.com

youngentrepreneur.com

Startupwizz.com

discoveringstartups.com

startups.bz

www.growvc.com

sproutingstartups.com

dreamstake.net

start-ups.co/submit-your-start-up/

ErliBird

User Testing

Usabilla Gain design feedback

UserTesting

Fivesecondtest

Startuplift

Pitch Deck

Slideshare

Speakerdeck Slideshare with a nicer look

Sliderocket

Prezi For more creative visualization

Affordable product demo videos

Goanimate Create animated videos for free

Animoto

Wyzowl

Analytics

Google Analytics

Kissmetrics

Clicky

StartUp Genome Project (benchmark your metrics with other startups) https://www.startupcompass.co/

GoodData – data analysis and visualization

Mixpanel – Real Time analysis of your users & metrics. FREE. $150/mo.

Wistia (video strategy) http://wistia.com/ $23, $79, $399/month.

CrazyEgg (eye tracking) http://www.crazyegg.com/ $9 to $100/month

KissMetrics http://www.kissmetrics.com/ $29-$149/month.

Awesome (Social media analytics) http://www.Awe.sm, $15-$50/month

ClickEquations (paid search anaytics) http://www.clickequations.com/

SpringMetrics

TrendSlide Graph your key metrics http://www.trendslide.com/ $5/mo

https://www.rjmetrics.com/ LTV, Cohort analysis, etc $500/month

Lexity (watch your store live http://lexity.com/ Free to $10k/month

Bime Analytics (data viz and dashboarding tool) http://bimeanalytics.com/ $60-$240/mo

Funding

Angel List (Investor search)

Gust (Investor search)

Kickstarter (Crowdfunding)

Rockethub (Crowdfunding)

TruEquity (Cap table as a service) http://www.truequity.com $0-$20/mo

GrowThink http://www.growthink.com/

ProFounder (crowd funding) https://www.profounder.com

http://www.microventures.com/home

Outsourcing

Odesk

Elance

99designs

Crowdspring

Designcrowd

TheBestArticles

Project management

Asana ( Free )

Trello ( Free )

Flow

Remember the milk

Producteev

Asana.com

http://breeze.pm

Siasto.com

Redmine

Binfire.com

Trello

Wrike

https://telety.pe

Basecamp

Personal Productivity

pomodoro.me / focusboosterapp – Time tracking (Pomodoro Technique)

Wunderlist To-do-lists

Stayfocused Manage distractions

Evernote Get organized

Mindmeister Mindmapping

Social Media Management

Buffer Schedule your posts

Hootsuite Social media dashboard

Tweeriod Determine the best tweeting times

If This Then That Automate social media management process

Pagemodo Facebook page design

Create infographics

Piktochart

Easelly

Infogr.am

Email marketing

Madmimi – Great software, best pricing

Activecampaign Email and social media

Sendgrid

Mailchimp ( Free for up-to 2000 contacts )

Campaignmonitor

A/B Testing

Visual Website Optimizer probably the best A/B testing tool

Optimizely

Google website optimizer (Free)

Cloud storage

Google Drive ( 5GB free )

Dropbox ( 2GB free )

Box ( 5GB free )

for more cloud storage tools click here to check our previous list.

Conversation Rate Optimization

ConversionVoodoo (landing pages) http://www.conversionvoodoo.com/ Pay for performance

Tomazo (landing pages) http://www.tomazo.com/

Optimizely (A/B testing) http://www.optimizely.com/ $17/month

VisualWebsiteAnalyzer (A/B testing for website) http://visualwebsiteoptimizer.com/ $49/month

WhichTestWon (A/B testing publication) http://whichtestwon.com/

MarketingSherpa (publication) http://www.marketingsherpa.com

Trada PPC optimization by crowdsourced experts http://www.trada.com/Cost: By performance.

BrandGlue (FB newsfeed algorithm optimization) http://brandglue.com/

Spinnakr http://spinnakr.com/

SeeVolution (heat maps) http://www.seevolution.com $29/mo+

http://www.walkme.com (interactive onscreen walk-through’s). Free, $19, $97, $325/mo

Marketing

Hubspot. Inbound marketing. (25 software marketing tools all in one). $200-$5000 per month.

Marketo $2,000 and $3,600 per month

MixRank (view successful campaigns of competitors) http://mixrank.com/

Chartbeat (www.chartbeat.com)

Ampush (performance marketing) http://www.ampushmedia.com/

NationBuilder http://nationbuilder.com

OnlyWire (automated submission of your content) http://onlywire.com/

GeoToko (location based promotions) http://geotoko.com/

HasOffers (create affiliate program) http://www.hasoffers.com/ $99/mo

SongWhale http://songwhale.com/

WildFire http://www.wildfireapp.com/ $5 to $250 per promotion

AwareLabs PR in a box. http://www.awarelabs.com/

Trada (performance ppc optimization) http://www.trada.com/

Involver (Build social media campaigns) http://involver.com/

HelpAreporter (PR: be a source for a journalist) http://helpareporter.com/

OpenX (Sell or Buy ad inventory) http://www.openx.com/

Accounting

Wave Accounting ( Free )

Tradeshift Free and simple invoicing

Xero Accounting ( from $19 p/m )

BlinkSale Send Invoices w/payment http://blinksale.com/ $15/mo

Expensify

TradeShift (free online invoicing) http://tradeshift.com/

Mint.com

SurePayroll (Payroll) http://www.surepayroll.com/

ClickTime (Time sheets & expense tracking) http://clicktime.com/

FreshBooks http://www.freshbooks.com/ Free

LessAccounting http://lessaccounting.com/ $30/month

CRM

Pipedrive – Simple, minimalist, easy to use. Best paid option.

Base – Free for up to 150 contacts. They’re not very transparent about further pricing though. If you know you will need over 150 contacts, make sure you check out premium pricing with them before you spend all the time uploading details of your leads. It’s still a great product.

SugarCRM – Free opensource version

Nimble – Social CRM

Here is a great list of tools that you will need when you try to build your own business. This list is still growing, so we’re waiting for your additions in the comments section below.

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