Every Cent Counts: 15 Money-Saving Platforms to Help You Start Your Business
Everyone loves to hear those special words, especially new entrepreneurs. Cash flow ranks at the top list for new startups as small businesses are always looking to save money.
There are several businesses and platforms that offer free or low-cost services that can benefit your venture by simplifying your management processes.
Pro Tip: Even if an organization does not advertise a free or discounted program, always ask if the organization or brand if they can offer a discounted price to your organization.
Check out these 15 free to low-cost tools and resources to grow your business.
Fiverr: Fiverr offers freelance services such as web design, digital marketing and administrative services
Upwork: You can hire, or offer your services such as web design, accounting, and customer service with the top freelancing site
SCORE: Your local SCORE chapter offers classes on accounting, marketing, and customer service
Techsoup: Techsoup offers discounted hardware and software to nonprofits. They also offer an online training in topics such as Windows Office, and networking
Indiana Youth Institute: The Indiana Youth Institute offers information about grants, fundraising resources, professional development, and nonprofit management. Offers professional development grants
Local Libraries: Your local library might offer free Microsoft Word and Excel classes or how to start a business.
Guidestar: Guidestar offers analysis tools, data services, platform solutions, and reports
Idealist: On this site, you can post your job or volunteer opening for millions to view and respond to
Digital Management: DocuSign offers a 30 percent discount to nonprofits and its cloud-based software can help with grant applications, volunteer screening, membership renewals, event registration and obtaining electronic signatures on important documents
Free Conference Call: This platform offers a free conference call number and online meeting access
Boomerang: This platform allows you to schedule emails and reminders
Youcanbook me: Use this meeting tool to schedule meetings and help organize your schedule
Calendly: Use this free resource to schedule meetings without back and forth with email
Dropbox: This cloud storage platform allows you to share files and collaborate on documents without a drawer full of USB cables and fifteen phone calls to your cousin who works in IT.