Free Resources for Startups

At Emery Creative, we bring out the best in your business. 

But we’re not for everyone! And that’s ok. Some Startups are born in basements with $50 budgets. We love those entrepreneurs too! In our years of journeying alongside successful entrepreneurs, we’ve compiled a Resource Library of free online tools to utilize in your first years as a Startup. Enjoy!

Organization Tools

Trello: Keeps track of everything.

Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.

Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.

Slack: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.

Google Hangouts: Bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and group video calls.

GoToMeeting: Online meetings without the hassle.

Free Invoicing

Invoice to me: Free Invoice Generator.

Free Invoice Generator: Alternative free invoice generator.

Slimvoice: Insanely simple invoices.

Wave: Free & easy accounting, invoicing and more.

Email Management

Mailchimp: Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.

Hello Bar: Get more email subscribers.

Color Palettes

Material Palette: Generate & export your Material Design color palette.

New Flat UI Color Picker: Best flat colors for UI design.

Flat UI Colors: Beautiful flat colors.

Coolors: Super fast color schemes generator for cool designers.

Some helpful resources we’ve created for you.

Growing a Successful Brand

How to Name Your Startup

155pt Website Audit

Visual Identity Starter

Additional Resources

FREE INVOICING

FREE BUSINESS NAME GENERATORS

Design Resources

FREE DESIGN RESOURCES

  • Freebbble: High-quality design freebies from Dribbble.
  • Dribbble: Dribbble search results for “freebie”. An absolute freebie treasure.
  • Graphic Burger: Tasty design resources made with care for each pixel.
  • Pixel Buddha: Free and premium resources for professional community.
  • Premium Pixels: Free Stuff for Creative Folk.

COLOR PICKERS

FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

FREE TYPOGRAPHY

Marketing Resources

FREE WRITING / BLOGGING

  • Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
  • Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.
  • Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
  • ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.

FIND (TRENDING) CONTENT

  • Buzzsumo: Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor.
  • Ruzzit: Find the most shared content on the web.
  • Feedly: Compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize & share.
  • Swayy: Discover the most engaging content. Free for 1 dashboard user.
  • Google Trends: A new way of displaying trending searches.
  • Hubspot Blog Topic Generator: Custom blog ideas.

FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS

FREE IMAGE EDITORS

  • Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design for bloggers.
  • Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
  • Skitch: Get your point across with fewer words.

FREE EMAIL MANAGEMENT

  • Mailchimp: Send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.
  • Hello Bar: Get more email subscribers.

Productivity Resources

BACKGROUND SOUND TO FOCUS

  • Noisli: Background noise & color generator.
  • Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.
  • Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
  • Designers.mx: Curated playlists by designers, for designers.
  • Coffitivity: Stream the sounds of a coffee shop at work.
  • Octave: A free library of UI sounds, handmade for iOS.
  • Free Sound: Huge database of free audio snippets, samples, + recordings.
  • Sonics: Free packs of UI sounds and sound effects delivered to your inbox every month.
  • Deep Focus: Spotify’s famous playlist to focus.

AVOID DISTRACTION

  • Self Control: Mac: free application to help you avoid distracting websites.
  • Cold Turkey: Windows: temporarily block yourself off of distracting websites.

ORGANIZE & COLLABORATE

  • Trello: Keeps track of everything.
  • Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.
  • Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.
  • Slack: Free for unlimited users with few limited features.
  • Google Hangouts: Bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and group video calls.
  • GoToMeeting: Online meetings without the hassle.

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