Attorney Marketplace UpCounsel and 14 More Tools Any New Startup Needs

July 21, 2016

10:15 am

Like any new experience, creating a startup will inevitably leave you with problems that have no immediate answer, over and over and over. There’s no way to fully prepare yourself, but studying up on a list of online tools specifically for a new startup will definitely help.

Enter Shannon Byrne, accidental founder of the curation startup A Song A Day and the author of this list of tools at Geckoboard that startups will find themselves needing as they start up, but which they may not know where to find. Take a quick scan of these products. Does your brand new startup need any?

1. HOVER — the domain name marketplace with the best UI

2. SQUARESPACE — platform for creating simple websites

3. STOCKSY OR STOCKSNAP.IO — “marketplace for affordable, high-quality, and non-generic stock photos.” (Stocksnap is the free version)

4. PRODUCT HUNT — post your cool product to this community and it might be discovered

5. TYPEFORM OR GOOGLE FORMS — allows you to create and use surveys.

6. BETALIST — share your product to connect with potential coworkers and audiences

7. UPCOUNSEL — “a marketplace for hiring attorneys. You can find an attorney for any need on the platform, but there are a ton who specialize in startups.”

8. HELLOSIGN — platform for uploading, sending, signing, and downloading documents.

9. TRELLO — visual project management and organizational tool

10. GOOGLE ANALYTICS — offers analystics on traffic, signups, mobile downloads

11. YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL(S) OF CHOICE — connect to others in your favorite way

12. BUFFER — social media scheduling/analytics

13. AWESOME SCREENSHOT — This is a Chrome extension for taking/saving screenshots.

14. DROPBOX — the cloud-based file storage system

15. AN AWESOME ILLUSTRATOR — the human kind; cost varies

Check out the full post on Geckoboard for a rundown of the costs of each tool alongside the reasons why they’re useful for any new startup.

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