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(Mostly) Free Web Tools for Entrepreneurs – Part 2 of 2

Continuing the blog post from the previous week, we will complete our list compiling some of the best web-based tools available to help entrepreneurs and growing businesses that are free/inexpensive to use. This list was originally compiled by Jeff Boss, an entrepreneur, business consultant, and former Navy SEAL.

WomanwithLaptopBright Journey:In this online community, a group of successful entrepreneurs join together to share information to help the next generation of dreamers and doers. Users can ask a question and receive answers through this community, or search by popular topics such as legal, marketing, funding, equity and more.

Cool Text: This web tool is useful for businesses who are looking to create a logo or web graphic for free. This is a great resource for startups who may not have the funds to hire a designer to create a logo. You can also download and use over 1,900 fonts from this site (also available at no charge).

Marketing Grader by Hubspot: Simply go to this site and type in your website’s URL to find out how your website stacks up in terms of metrics such as blogging, SEO, and lead generation. Hubspot also offers many free marketing and SEO resources such as weekly email tips and free e-readers to help you create a full-scale marketing plan for your business.

LucidPress: Create professionally-designed print documents such as magazines or company newsletters by using this web tool. Using a drag-and-drop interface, it is easy to create visually aesthetic reports and content that you can customize and share. Starting with a basic free trial and ranging up to $40/month, users can select monthly pricing structures based on their specific needs.

Canva: Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use. Canva makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone, by bringing together a drag-and-drop design tool with a library of more than 1 million stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.

What low- or no-cost web tools do you find most effective for your business? Have you tried any of the aforementioned resources for your startup?

For more information on this topic, please visit: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235287

Thanks for reading, and until next time… stay WISE!

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