6 Free Legal Tools for Entrepreneurs and Startups (2020)

6 Free Legal Tools for Entrepreneurs and Startups (2020)

6 Free Legal Tools for Entrepreneurs and Startups (2020)

Abhik Shome

Founder and Editor-in-chief
The Starting Idea

Every startup business owner, while starting out needs to cover all the legal groundwork in order to play it safe in the industry. But legal nuances and jargon can be too complicated and most entrepreneurs put them off to deal with it later. Herein lies their big mistake.

Though no resource or tool can replace an actual legal advisor, here are 6 free legal tools and resources that can greatly help you get off the ground.

But for best practices, do hire a legal advisor.

Free Legal Tools

A great resource compiled by the good people at Entrepreneur Magazine. Get access to hundreds of business forms, contracts and templates.

Get thousands of legal documents curated by a strong social community spread across hundreds of categories.

Create, sign and send legal agreements super fast with this app.

Use their free policies for personal and non-commercial use.

Create a custom privacy policy for your site with this free tool.

6. KISS

Free legal documents from the 500 Startups team.

Abhik Shome

Abhik helps entrepreneurs shorten their path to online growth with conversion marketing. He is a leading conversion marketing expert and online marketing thought leader. As CEO of Brand Bridge Solutions, an online marketing agency, Abhik's content has been featured in mainstream media outlets like Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Inc ASEAN, YourStory, and Influencive among others. Abhik is the Founder of The Starting Idea, a business growth magazine focused on giving fast-paced actionable marketing strategies to the modern day entrepreneur. He is also the founder of Product Know, an exclusive library of business software and resources. He has recently authored the book The Growth Toolbox covering 210+ tools to grow every aspect of a modern day business. Get it for FREE here. His blogs and articles have been shared and appreciated by top industry experts including Larry Kim, Founder of Wordstream & Mobile Monkey.

Best Free CRM Software: Top 9 Picks for 2020

Best Free CRM Software: Top 9 Picks for 2020

 Best Free CRM Software: Top 9 Picks for 2020

Abhik Shome

Founder and Editor-in-chief
The Starting Idea

This is a curated list of best free CRM software for 2020.

Having a good CRM Software is a must-have for modern businesses, and for a good reason. A business that manages its customers well and treats them with special care can never fail.

But in a world where Customer Relationship Management is seen with such high regard, these CRM tools come at a premium cost.

Well, not anymore.

Our team has put together 9 free CRM tools that will take care of all your customer needs without burning a hole in your pocket.

Take advantage of this awesome list!

To help you better, we have categorized the CRM software into different sections.

Use the table of contents below to jump straight to the section that is most relevant to your needs.

Here you go:

  • Free Live Chat Tools
  • Free CRM Software
  • Free Knowledge Base Apps

Free Live Chat Tools

1. Zoho

A free live chat tool from software giant Zoho.

A tool similar to Zoho from yet another customer experience giant.

A free tool that helps you connect with your customers and monitor their experience on your website, phone, Viber, email and Telegram.

Free CRM Software

A completely free CRM software from the industry leader in CRM.

Try their free forever startup plan to get you started in the world of CRM.

Manage and keep track of your sales and marketing in 1 platform using this free tool. Free for first 10 users.

This is a big one. Manage your CRM, internal communication, customer support, and projects, all at one place. Free for 12 users.

Free Knowledge Base Apps

8. OpenKM

A free knowledge base app which will enable your customers with self-help capabilities and solve their problems effectively.

Set up an SMTP server in minutes and achieve deep personalization with this tool.

Abhik Shome

Abhik helps entrepreneurs shorten their path to online growth with conversion marketing. He is a leading conversion marketing expert and online marketing thought leader. As CEO of Brand Bridge Solutions, an online marketing agency, Abhik's content has been featured in mainstream media outlets like Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Inc ASEAN, YourStory, and Influencive among others. Abhik is the Founder of The Starting Idea, a business growth magazine focused on giving fast-paced actionable marketing strategies to the modern day entrepreneur. He is also the founder of Product Know, an exclusive library of business software and resources. He has recently authored the book The Growth Toolbox covering 210+ tools to grow every aspect of a modern day business. Get it for FREE here. His blogs and articles have been shared and appreciated by top industry experts including Larry Kim, Founder of Wordstream & Mobile Monkey.

10 Free E-Commerce Tools to Jumpstart Your Online Store in 2020

10 Free E-Commerce Tools to Jumpstart Your Online Store in 2020

10 Free E-Commerce Tools to Jumpstart Your Online Store in 2020

Abhik Shome

Founder and Editor-in-chief
The Starting Idea

E-commerce is exploding as an industry. Here are 10 best free E-commerce tools to jumpstart your online store in 2020.

To help you better, we have categorized the e-commerce tools into different sections.

Use the table below to navigate straight to the section that satisfies your current needs.

  • Free Online Store Tools
  • Free Checkout Cart Software
  • Free Ecommerce Tracking Tool
  • Free Ecommerce Business Tool
  • Free Ecommerce Report Tool

Free Online Store Tools

1. Square

A completely free online store to sell your products.

WooCommerce is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms on the web. A safe and successful option to go with.

One of the most popular cloud commerce platforms in the world.

Create a mobile friendly online store in minutes with this easy drag and drop online store builder.

Create an e-commerce store from scratch using this free tool.

Free Checkout Cart Software

A free and open-source ecommerce platform. Select from a variety of themes, payment gateways and shipping methods.

A free forever shopping cart for up to 10 products.

Free Ecommerce Tracking Tool

A great free tracking solution for your ecommerce business.

Free Ecommerce Business Tool

A set of free tools released by shopify that will power up your e-commerce store for marketing and growth.

Free Ecommerce Report Tool

Get a free ecommerce report for your site.

Abhik Shome

Abhik helps entrepreneurs shorten their path to online growth with conversion marketing. He is a leading conversion marketing expert and online marketing thought leader. As CEO of Brand Bridge Solutions, an online marketing agency, Abhik's content has been featured in mainstream media outlets like Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Inc ASEAN, YourStory, and Influencive among others. Abhik is the Founder of The Starting Idea, a business growth magazine focused on giving fast-paced actionable marketing strategies to the modern day entrepreneur. He is also the founder of Product Know, an exclusive library of business software and resources. He has recently authored the book The Growth Toolbox covering 210+ tools to grow every aspect of a modern day business. Get it for FREE here. His blogs and articles have been shared and appreciated by top industry experts including Larry Kim, Founder of Wordstream & Mobile Monkey.

13 Free CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) Tools in 2020

13 Free CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) Tools in 2020

13 Free CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) Tools in 2020

Abhik Shome

Founder and Editor-in-chief
The Starting Idea

This is a highly-vetted list of 13 best free CRO tools to get better insights into your customers and convert them into leads in 2020.

Conversion rate optimization tools are becoming quite the trend in the marketing world.

This is due to the simple fact that in order for a business to be successful, you need to convert your audiences into customers of your product.

To do this, you need to build your product based on the needs, aspirations, and behavior of your audience.

Based on that, here are 13 free CRO tools that will help you optimize your website and product communication for conversion and leads in 2020.

To help you better, we have categorized these CRO tools into different sections.

Use the table below to navigate straight to the section that caters to your current needs.

  • Free Chatbot Tool
  • Free Website Heatmap/ UX Tool
  • Free A/B Testing Tools
  • Free Survey Tools
  • Free Customer Trends Tools

Free Chatbot Tool

A super simple chatbot tool with a lot of advanced features, created by none other than Wordstream’s Larry Kim.

Use it for distributing your blogs, lead magnets & offers on Facebook Messenger with around 80% open rate.

Free Website Heatmap/ UX Tool

2. Hotjar

See and analyze how your site visitors are interacting with your site by seeing heatmaps of their usage.

Free A/B Testing Tools

Use Google’s own A/B testing tool to know what version of your landing page converts the best.

See what real people gather from your website and what they retain with this handy tool.

5. VWO

See how long should you run your tests with this free calculator.

Free Survey Tools

Collect data from your audience in a very fun and interactive way with this free survey tool.

Another giant survey tool, use it to collect responses in a fast and easy way.

Create unlimited surveys with unlimited questions and responses with this free tool.

Zoho gives you an option of 200 free survey templates to make your survey engaging and running fast.

Google’s very own survey tool. Nuff said.

Another great survey option if you don’t want to choose any of the above!

Enter a keyword and this tool will immediately throw all the biggest questions customers have related with this topic, all arranged in a very visual form.

13. Quora

A great way to research your customer and your industry is by using Quora. Just enter your keywords and see what questions are people asking on that topic.

Abhik Shome

Abhik helps entrepreneurs shorten their path to online growth with conversion marketing. He is a leading conversion marketing expert and online marketing thought leader. As CEO of Brand Bridge Solutions, an online marketing agency, Abhik's content has been featured in mainstream media outlets like Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Inc ASEAN, YourStory, and Influencive among others. Abhik is the Founder of The Starting Idea, a business growth magazine focused on giving fast-paced actionable marketing strategies to the modern day entrepreneur. He is also the founder of Product Know, an exclusive library of business software and resources. He has recently authored the book The Growth Toolbox covering 210+ tools to grow every aspect of a modern day business. Get it for FREE here. His blogs and articles have been shared and appreciated by top industry experts including Larry Kim, Founder of Wordstream & Mobile Monkey.

Free Web Hosting: 8 Great Options to Host Your Blog in 2020

Free Web Hosting: 8 Great Options to Host Your Blog in 2020

Free Web Hosting: 8 Great Options to Host Your Blog in 2020

Abhik Shome

Founder and Editor-in-chief
The Starting Idea

You need to have your own site to project your brand in a formidable form. But hosting a website can be an expensive affair for a lot of budding solopreneurs and startup founders experimenting with new ideas.

That’s why we found 8 free web hosting services that can help you get your site live and kicking.

Free Web Hosting

Host your site for free using this tool. Aimed mainly towards developers.

Get free hosting for one domain with up to 10 GB of disk space.

3. Wix

A simple drag and drop website builder which also lets you host your website for free with a storage space of up to 500MB. The free website will hosted with a Wix subdomain.

Another alternative to Wix, with a storage space of 500MB. Again, the free website is available only with a Weebly subdomain.

This free hosting service is for more tech savvy users who want to use modern versions of PHP and Apache.

Free hosting with 500MB Storage with the free site hosted on Bravenet subdomain.

Get lightning fast cloud hosting for free with this option.

Get a high performing web presence with x10hosting’s free plan. The storage space allowed with this site is up to 1GB with an ability to have 2 add-on domains, 1 parked domain, and 2 subdomains.

Abhik Shome

Abhik helps entrepreneurs shorten their path to online growth with conversion marketing. He is a leading conversion marketing expert and online marketing thought leader. As CEO of Brand Bridge Solutions, an online marketing agency, Abhik's content has been featured in mainstream media outlets like Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Inc ASEAN, YourStory, and Influencive among others. Abhik is the Founder of The Starting Idea, a business growth magazine focused on giving fast-paced actionable marketing strategies to the modern day entrepreneur. He is also the founder of Product Know, an exclusive library of business software and resources. He has recently authored the book The Growth Toolbox covering 210+ tools to grow every aspect of a modern day business. Get it for FREE here. His blogs and articles have been shared and appreciated by top industry experts including Larry Kim, Founder of Wordstream & Mobile Monkey.

7 Essential Free Web Security Software to Use in 2020

7 Essential Free Web Security Software to Use in 2020

7 Essential Free Web Security Software to Use in 2020

Abhik Shome

Founder and Editor-in-chief
The Starting Idea

You have put a lot of effort into building your product online. Its only fair now that you ensure the maximum security for it.

Luckily, with these 7 free web security tools, you do not need to put your life on the line and still have a sound sleep at night knowing that your product is safe.

Here they are:

Free Web Security Tools

Store all your passwords and important data at one place and access it through all your devices with this tool.

Use Wordfence to protect your WordPress site from threats with the Wordfence firewall and malware scanner.

This free plugin provides a host of features like security activity auditing, blacklist monitoring, remote malware scanning and effective security hardening.

A great tool to protect from brute force attack protection and spam filtering.

Get a free SSL certificate with this tool and make your site more trustworthy.

Check your site vulnerabilities and act on the latest recommendations to make your WordPress site fully secure.

Two-factor authentication for WordPress login to keep your site secure from hacking attempts.

Abhik Shome

Abhik helps entrepreneurs shorten their path to online growth with conversion marketing. He is a leading conversion marketing expert and online marketing thought leader. As CEO of Brand Bridge Solutions, an online marketing agency, Abhik's content has been featured in mainstream media outlets like Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Inc ASEAN, YourStory, and Influencive among others. Abhik is the Founder of The Starting Idea, a business growth magazine focused on giving fast-paced actionable marketing strategies to the modern day entrepreneur. He is also the founder of Product Know, an exclusive library of business software and resources. He has recently authored the book The Growth Toolbox covering 210+ tools to grow every aspect of a modern day business. Get it for FREE here. His blogs and articles have been shared and appreciated by top industry experts including Larry Kim, Founder of Wordstream & Mobile Monkey.

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