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Top 10 Free Online Tools For Entrepreneurs and Start Ups

Lack of resources is nothing new to entrepreneurs. Luckily, the internet provides a tremendous amount of free resources to help any budding entrepreneur build, promote and grow a company! When I first started my company,, which is an online retailer of high-quality vitamins, dietary supplements and nutritional products, I relied heavily on free tools offered on the internet. I would estimate that by using these free tools I saved my company over $1,000 in the first two months of operations! Below are my top 10 (in no particular order) favorite free online tools for entrepreneurs and start ups!

1. Pixlr – Free online photo and graphics editor!

2. kuler – Easily match and create color themes!

3. Bannersnack – Make free Flash banners for your website or blog!

4. Addthis – Easily add social media buttons to your website or blog.

5. FavIcon Generator– Create a free favicon (the little picture you see in many website URLs).

6.  Easy Graphics Generator – Create professional looking graphics, buttons and headlines!

7. TheFind – List your products on this high-traffic comparison shopping site for free!

8. MailChimp – Use MailChimp’s free email marketing platform!

9. HootSuite – Easily manage your social media campaign!

10. Tagxedo – Create fun content with this free word cloud creator!

I hope that you find these free tools as useful as I did in your own entrepreneurial venture!