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Starting your own business is both exciting and challenging. When you are working for yourself, you are on your own for most things. Not only you are on a tight budget, but you also have to wear many hats, taking care of logos, website, hosting, content, graphics, social media, contracts, admin, emails, tax, and more.

Thankfully, these best free must-have tools and apps will save you lots of time and money, and will make you feel like you have a super powered team. Check them out and and get more done on the go!

Apps to help you choose a business name

Apps to use when designing a logo

Free sites to build a beautiful website


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 Apps that help you with your blog and content

Here is where you can find great free stock images

 Use these free sites to create your own images?

  • Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design for bloggers, with templates and easy-to-use drag and drop tools
  • TinyJPG | TinyPNG Compress images.
  • Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
  • Empowers anyone to create & share powerful visuals.
  • Social Image Resizer Tool: Create optimized images for social media.
  • Meme Generator: The first online meme generator.
  • Pablo by Buffer: Create beautiful images for your social media posts and make your posts stand out

You can publish your own eBook

  • Liberio: Write, design, and publish your own eBook right from Google Drive.

When you need some help with emails

Free social media apps



 Run a free survey 

  • Typeform: Free beautiful online survey & form builder. Awesome way to display font on the web and mobile

Create free legal documents, NDAs and more

  • Shake: create, sign and send quick legally-binding agreements, contracts for freelance jobs, non-disclosure agreements, leases, loans, sales and more.

Free app to manage all your passwords

  • LastPass: Password Manager. Remembers your passwords so that you can focus on the more important things in life.The best way to manage too many passwords.

Team collaboration tools

  • Slack:  one of the best free apps to keep everyone on the same page. Brings all your communication together in one place. It includes messengers, file sharing, tagging and voice calls.
  • Trello: Keeps track of everything. Organize your business operations tasks and client management processes from start to finish.

Free online courses

  • Skillshare: Unlock your creativity with free online classes & projects.
  • Khan Academy: Free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
  • Coursera: Free online classes from 80+ top universities & organizations.

Free tools to help you with your pitch and launch

Free marketplace to help you promote your skills and business

  • ZippyCrowd: free, quick and easy way to showcase and grow your brand and business.

What is your favorite business app or tool? Have you tried any of the ones on this list?

Have a personal favorite to recommend? Let us know in the comments.

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