Description: I'm including Calendly because everytime I ask someone to meet with me, or everytime someone requests my time, and they send me a link to Calendly to schedule a meeting time, I'm just impressed by the ease and the clear UI of Calendly. It's got everything you could need in a schedular, and the free version has nearly everything you could ever need.
Description: Very similar to Curated, but slightly more affordable, Goodbits is a flexible newsletter system with a nice amount of integrations, making it easy to curate and send out a newsletter to your following. One awesome thing is that you can collect articles for your newsletter directly from Pocket via IFTTT.
Description: This is what I run the Startup Resources newsletter off of, and switch to it saves me about $45 a month actually, over my previous solution. I like it because it can import articles from Pocket easily, as well as via a Chrome plugin, and it's super easy to organize and edit my newsletter every week. I don't want to have to spend forever compiling a newsletter, and thanks to Revue I don't have to. Use the code STARTUPRESOURCES and you'll get the first three months for free when you sign up for Revue Pro (which is just $5 a month anyway, an awesome deal).
Description: Mixmax is a plug in for Gmail and Inbox with a crazy amount of features, including but not limited to: Bulk email sending, mail merge, email templates, sending at a later time, mail tracking. They're even building in drip email sequences. It replaces my need for a lot of email tools I was previously using, because it does so much by itself. Awesome.
Description: I actually first learned about Kiva from the Wall Street Journal (how non-techy is that?) and am including them here because of their novel approach to fundraising: Get friends and family (or strangers) to vouch for you by donating at least $25 each, and then get access to up to $10,000 in a no-interest loan. Whatever your friends/family/network can't provide, Kiva will, in order to get you up to $10k.
Description: Teamleader enables small and medium-sized businesses to stay organized, build better relationships and collaborate with their team in a single tool. A simple and straightforward interface with a variety of integrations allows growing enterprises to successfully manage their clients, be more efficient, and work smarter.
Categories: Productivity, administration tool, enterprise software, CRM
Description: Nitro lets you translate your texts into 40+ languages. Enter your text and comments, select languages, add funds to your account, wait for a few minutes to a few hours and then get your text, which have been translated by a team of professional translators. Nitro is awesome for translating private and business letters, texts for websites, product descriptions, tweets, blog updates, multilingual technical support messages. Nitro is much easier to use than working with a regular translation agency. And it achieves exponentially better quality than regular online translation services such as Google Translate.
Categories: Writing, Translation
Description: Increase sales, email sign ups and boost conversion rates with our 14+ optimization apps built to help you make money. From email collecting and survey pop ups, to FAQ pages and apps that show happy customers, sales, and more. GrooveJar is free to try with no CC required. Use the coupon code "startupresources" to get 3,000 free website visitors (normally, users get 1,000 free when they sign up).
Categories: List Building
Description: Goalchieve is an online, collaborative tool that allows users to share their knowledge, advice and experience in order to help each other achieve goals. Unlike typical q&a website, goalchieve allows you to split your big question into small, easy to follow steps. You describe what your goal is, and other users give you suggestions on how you should approach it. But here's where the magic starts: once you get stuck again, you ask follow-up question, and the process continues, until you achieve your goal!
Categories: Advice / Social Media / Networking
Description: Beautiful Email Marketing for Gmail. Design amazing emails with our drag-and-drop editor. Create mailing lists and send bulk email all from Gmail. Flashissue lets you get around the bulk emailing limits set by Google. Great for start-ups who want the convenience and speed of email marketing from a place they know - Gmail.
Description: Easily create high converting video ads and video ad campaigns for Facebook and YouTube. Veeroll allows a newbie in video advertising, professional video advertisers or digital agencies to create video ads in minutes without any video editing. It's free to start, and they have guides on making video advertising as affordable as possible.
Description: Campus Starter is a rewards or presales model crowdfunding site (think Kickstarter) that works exclusively with college entrepreneurs. They do this in two ways, 1) by giving a school/club a free 'white-label' page within their site for just their entrepreneurs or 2) by allowing a student entrepreneur to list at large. Additionally, Campus Starter offers a founder matching software via an API and access to partners like Open Legal, Xero Accounting and Deluxe for the entrepreneurs to tap into.
Categories: Fund Raising
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