Best Tools and Resources for Entrepreneurs and Startups

Have you already done a Canadian domain name registration? If not, then here is the first step in establishing your online presence.

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Now comes a moment that can be compared to feelings which you have when entering into the unknown deep waters. So what then?

Our list of the best entrepreneur tools will help you walk through deep waters and become an efficient, productive and successful entrepreneur.

Build your Website

Sibername Weebly Website Builder – create a powerful website without any technical skills required by simply dragging & dropping content elements into place

Sibername Boost – update your website anytime and anywhere

Custom web design – build your brand along with the website for ecommerce and online shopping throughout the world

 

Payment Resources

Square – Small credit card reader

 

Connect with your Customers

Intercom – chat with your customers in a simple, personal and fun way

Mailchimp – create personalized email campaigns based customers’ purchase behavior and build a customer list

Buffer – get started with an easy management platform to run Facebook and Twitter accounts

Twilio – reach anyone in the world with a quality experience (embedded messaging, voice, video with a simple real-time API

Kahuna – ensure customer engagement between your brand and customers via Mobile Marketing Automation software in our Mobile Era

Foster Team Collaboration

Slack – avoid email clutter and create a chat room for a team to productively run every day operation tasks in an actionable way

Stormboard – brainstorm online, prioritize and act on your best ideas on a real-time sticky whiteboard

Google Drive – convert, edit and share documents with your clients, freelancers or employees

SoundGecko – translate online content into audio files and use them on-the-go

Brightpod – get your own web-based marketing communication, content planning and project tracking system for digital marketing and team work

Arrange Payment Procedure

iZettle – save time and give your staff the app to accept payments; do the books and get ideas for offers from sales reports and statistics

Stripe – get a set of APIs to manage web and mobile payments

YouNeedABudget.com – gain total control of your money: track your income, expenses and debts

Do Analytics

Google Analytics – start analyzing your website’s traffic in 3 steps

Keyword Planner – get insights in search trends; create your keyword list and build an effective search Network campaign

Facebook Ads – use its targeting options to reach potential customers, raise awareness and build relationship with them

SEMrush – embrace online marketing with SEMrush (SEO, Analytics, research, sales intelligence)

Hubspot CRM or Salesforce– say goodbye to manual data entry and get CRM tool to automate the process and track customer interactions on the website, in an email and social media

Hootsuit Social Media dashboard – grow and engage your audience via Hootsuit listening tools and social media analytics

TalkWalker – conduct social media monitoring, mentions about your company online and find out brand ambassadors and influencers

SumoMe – enhance the efficiency of your website with more tools to grow traffic (Sharing, Heat Maps, Listbuilder, Content Analytics, and Free traffic)

Be Creative

InDesign CC – get a desktop publishing software and quickly turn a blank page into a beautiful work of art (posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books)

FreePik – get free images for your website building and projects

Subtle Patterns – plug in a click and play experience of sketches, textures and Photoshop

Glyphicons – gain access to a set of icons and symbols and get the ones with an emphasis on your brand identity

Funding

AngelList – make connections with people on Angels social networking platform and seek funding opportunities

Keep on Learning

Moz Learn – begin your SEO education with the Beginner’s Guide and unleash the power of SEO on your web marketing campaigns

Entrepreneur on Fire – visit a a entrepreneurial journal hosted by John Lee Dumas (podcasts, blogs, quotes, resources)

Startup Launch List – subscribe and create your own reading list to learn more

Paul Graham’s Essays – get ideas from Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator and the Silicon Valley tech accelerator, who has made a career of turning half-cooked business ideas into fast-growing companies.

 

As a final touch-up, watch an interview with Seth Godin, a thought leader in the marketing and business world. Seth Godin’s StartUp School teaches entrepreneurs how they can build and run their dream business.

 

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