Resources

These are some web apps that we believe are some of the best available for the particular task. You can not pay to get on this list, it is 100% merit based and we aren’t affiliated with any of these vendors. Enjoy!

Payments

Stripe – Fees 2.9% +$0.30.

Square – Fees 2.75% per swipe.

PayPal – Tiered fees, 2.9% + $0.30 up to $3k in revenue.

Braintree – Fees 2.9% +$0.30.

Social Media Management

Buffer – Set and forget social posting.

Moz – Used to be SEOMoz, social media marketing analytics and tools with multiple free tools.

Hootsuite – Good all around social media management tool.

SocialBro – Twitter analytics, powerful when used with Buffer to schedule your tweets for times when the most people are on.

Analytics and Dashboards

Google Analytics – Customizable analytics, free.

Kissmetrics – Analytics, 14 day free trial then starts at $150/mo for 500k data points.

Mixpanel – Analytics, free for up to 25,000 data points/mo.

Geckoboard – Business dashboard, free trial then starts at $17/mo.

Ducksboard – Business dashboard, free trial then starts at $7.50/mo.

Project Management

Basecamp – Collaborative to-do list. Free trial for 60 days then starts at 20/month.

Asana – Free shared task list

Collaboration

Dropbox – Sharable cloud storage.

Campfire – Group chat tool. Free version available.

Google Drive – Cloud storage of documents and collaborative editing.

CRM

Base – Offers a free version, lets you scrape lead info directly from LinkedIn with their Chrome extension.

Highrise – Offers a free version. Standard CRM.

Salesforce – 30 day free trial then $5/user/month. The 800lb gorilla of CRM.

Accounting Web Apps

Xero – Free for 180 days, then $19/month. Mobile apps included.

Freshbooks – Free for 30 days. Mobile apps included.

Wave – 100% Free accounting module.

Help Desk

Zendesk – Help desk app and support ticket system

Uservoice – Help desk, user feedback, knowledge base management. Free version.

Cofounder Finders

CoFoundersLab – Cofounder search site.

PartnerUp – [Moved to Google communities] Online community resource for entrepreneurs and startups that helps them find co-founders, business partners, executives, board members, advisors/mentors.

Market Research

Google Trends – A tool to see what people are currently searching for.

Survey Monkey – Segmented online surveys.

Keyword and traffic research

Google Keywords – Now “keyword planner” in adwords.

Wordtracker – Keyword research tool.

Quantcast – Media measurement service.

Freelancer Sites

ODesk – Freelancer marketplace with some filter options.

eLance – Find freelancers based on a variety of filter options.

Misc.

Unbounce – Landing page A/B test creator. Free tier available.

Olark – Live chat with site users. Free version available.

Business Model Fiddle – Awesomely free business canvas template.

Evernote – Cloud synced note taking.

Github – Online project hosting using Git.

 

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