Killer Tools to Launch and Build Your Startup

August 1, 2015

8:00 am

If you want to have your own startup, you are going to need to do a lot of hard work to get it running and make it profitable. While you may think that you need a lot of money to start your own business, you can actually do it for pretty much next to nothing, if you are using the right tools. Here are some awesome tools you can use that will help you create a successful startup.

1. Shake

You are likely going to need to have certain legal agreements for your business, and this is where you are going to find them, for free. Create, sign, and send documents that are legally binding, and do it quickly and easily.


2. Business Name Generator

One of the first things you need to do is come up with an awesome business name. But, this can be a lot easier said than done. If you are having trouble coming up with a cool name, check out Business Name Generator by GoSpaces. This tool will help you find just the right name for your new startup.

Business Name Generator

3. Startup Stash

If you want to find a list of the best tools for your startup, check out Startup Stash. This is a great place to get started, where you will find a curated directory of tools and other resources that will help you get on the right track with your startup.


4. Square Space Logo

Your startup needs a logo, and it should be one that reflects the name of your startup. Square Space Logo lets you create logos instantly, and can help during Startup Weekends and hackathons.


5. Awesome Screenshot

Now screenshots are simple to make, and you can even mark up the images if you need to. According to the site, this is “the easiest way to communicate with images”.


6. The Name App

This is another tool you can use for coming up with business names. This free name generator lets you search for domains and social profiles, and it is a great tool to use when you are just starting out and want to create a strong online presence.


7. Content Idea Generator

Your website will need content, and if you are stuck for ideas, you will find what you need here. This is a great tool that allows you to be really creative.



It isn’t always necessary to pay for photos to use on your website. Check out this tool for free stock photos that you can use any time.


9. Pablo by Buffer

Your social media posts will stand out when you use great images, and you can use this tool to design those images for free. Designing images is fast and easy with this tool.


10. Type Form

You are going to need forms, from surveys to payment forms and more, and this is a tool that will let you create all of the forms you will need for your start.


11. SumoMe

Use this tool to build traffic to your website. You can build lists, heat maps, popup email boxes, and a whole lot more.



Every entrepreneur should have a mentor, but finding the right mentor can be quite difficult. When you use SCORE, you will be assigned a mentor who will help you with everything from creating your business model to choosing the best marketing strategy to testing product ideas and a whole lot more.


13. Freebbble

This is another design tool that offers over 1,000 created by Dribbble users. You can edit most of the designs, and use them for both web and mobile applications.



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Jane Hurst is a freelance writer from San Francisco. She contributes to Lifehack and Thought Catalog.