51 Tools and Apps for Creative Entrepreneurs


Running a business of any kind is a monumental task, we know it.

Whether you’re running a successful T-shirt company or just getting started commercialising your family’s homemade pasta sauce recipe, there are new tools springing up online everyday.

How to find these tools?

We have done it.

We have compiled a list of tools and apps that we'll make launching, growing and running your business a bit easier. Enjoy!

If you need help finding a name for your company:

Naminum Company and website name generator
Panabee Design a simple way to search for domain names, app names and company names.
Namemesh helps you find the perfect name for your startup or business

If you need help with website or logo design:

99designs Design based community who will design your logos, banners and customise your store for a set fee.
Fiverr Get your logos and banners made all for a fiver
Matchist Good source for web based freelancers who can help with the above
Canva A simple new way to design. Enables anyone to become a designer

If you need quality photos to liven up your boutique or add visual appeal:


Veer High end stock library for photos, illustrations and fonts. Great source for visual ideas
iStockPhoto Stock library for photos, vector illustrations and icons.
Unsplash Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution stock photos
Shutterstock Millions of royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors

If your growing business needs more grown-up business cards:


Moo.com - Have your business cards printed here. Great for pre-printing loyalty based coupon codes which can be handed out or included in your shipments for a discount on your customer's next purchase.

If you need small free gifts that can help build your brand:

Sticker MuleDie cut stickers that look the part. Good source for getting your brand stickered about.

If you need to choose a font to use for your brand:

MyFonts Choose and try out thousands of fonts to use in your branding
Google Fonts A great source of license free fonts for print and web
Typography.com Beautifully designed fonts from the experts Hoefler & Frere-Jones foundry

If you need tools for productivity and organization

Dropboxis a service that keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and never lose a file again.
Evernote is the modern workspace that syncs between all of your devices. Work everywhere and stay productive:• Write notes, checklists, and research• …
Google DriveGet access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive

If you need to outsource or you are looking for virtual assistants

Elance Access over 2 million skilled freelancers from around the world.
PeopleXHour Find skilled Freelancers
Get a Freelancer Fast Easy & Effective. Proposals in minutes. No obligations

If you need help with your copy


Snap is a productized copywriting agency brought to you by Copy Hackers. It's ideal for tech startups, ecommerce and personality brands that sell products
Copify Quick, quality content from approved copywriters US and UK

If you are looking for copywriting tips and tricks

Copyhackers Loaded with actionable short posts, theoretical posts, audio interviews and videos, the copy blog by Copy Hackers will teach you to convert like a mofo
Copyblogger Copywriting advice for bloggers and online marketers
Enchanting Marketing Enchanting Content. Persuasive content. Enchanting marketing creates content that engages customers, gets you found in Google, and wins you business

If you need help with your social media management and automation

Buffermakes it super easy to share any page you're reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and we automagically share them for you through the day
Hootsuite Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard.
Meet Edgar the only app that stops social media updates from going to waste
IFTTT is an acronym for “If This, Then That”. This app allows you to create simple connections between the apps you use every day

If you need to ask questions online

Typeform A better way to ask questions online
Woofu web form creator to power your contact forms, online surveys, and event registrations

If you need help with invoices

FreshBooks is the #1 invoicing software for small business. Easily send invoices, track time, manage expenses, and get paid online
DueSimple Online Invoicing and Time Tracking
FreeAgent a marvellous platform for small business

If you are looking to crowdfound your idea

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects
Crowdcube Online investing via crowdfunding platform, raise business finance through Crowdcube, the world's first equity crowdfunding platform
Indiegogo a global site for fundraisers, Indiegogo helps individuals, groups and non-profits raise money online to make their ideas a reality

If you need to send newsletters


Mailchimp is our service of choice to maintain our mailing lists and sending our newsletters
Tinyletter If you want the absolute simplest way to send emails to your contacts, and you don't have more than 5,000 people that need to receive your emails, you can't get any simpler than Tinyletter
AWeber gives you the flexibility to manage contacts and customize your own email templates

If you need to communicate with you team

Slack It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. It’s what we are using daily.

If you want to listen to music while working

Spotify your music library in the cloud

If you like to read but have no time for it

Audible The best place to find your favorite audiobooks

If you need to register a domain name

123-Reg Register your own domain and even sort your web hosting through this really useful website.
namecheapThe Best Domain Name Registrar when it comes to Customer Service

If you need a space for a pop-up shop


Wearepopup let you list, discover and book pop-up spaces in minutes rather than weeks
Appearhere rent shops, markets and spaces in cities across the Uk

If you need a beautiful website and online store

SupaDupa All the ways to build your business. All in one place.
Website, store, domains and much more. For fashion, jewelry and design

Have we forgotten your favourite app? Leave a comment below and let us know.

By Fede