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Fiverr

You need this in your life! For just £3 per job, you can get your logo done, video editing, design, posters, adverts, illustrations. Anything in the world in fact! Tip: check out their reviews before ordering.

http://fiverr.com

Printed.com

I use these guys for event boards and booklets. They are quick and the quality is amazing

www.printed.com

Solopress

I use these guys for a5 postcards and leaflets. Very cheap and quick.

www.solopress.com

Moo.com

Use Moo.com for the best business cards in town. Lots of shapes and sizes and you can have each one different if you want too!

www.moo.com

Stickythings

Your go to place for stickers. Any shape and size.

www.stickythings.co.uk

Gmail

Get yourself your own email account – the essential tool for any business

https://accounts.google.com/signup

free

1and1

When you are more serious about your business you want to get an email address which doesn’t have gmail or outlook in the address. Here you can get one very cheaply.

https://www.1and1.co.uk/costs?__lf=Order-Tariff

From 99p per month

123reg

Build your own website and online shop

www.123reg.co.uk

4.99 per month

Wix

If you don’t need to actually sell anything – this is a good place to create a basic site

https://www.wix.com

Shopify

I used Shopify when I first set up Not Before Tea. It is very easy to set up and you can have a 14 day trial.

https://www.shopify.co.uk/pricing

From around £24 a month

VSCO

An app to edit photos. Brilliant filters; especially to get a clean white feel

APP: VSCO

Percentage calculator

A great tool so you can work out %

http://percentagecalculator.net

Vat calculator

A great tool if you need to calculate VAT

http://vatcalculator.co.uk

Indeed

Need to start building a team? You can advertise for free on Indeed and get work experience and part time people, as well as full time of course.

www.indeed.co.uk

Xero

When you start making money you need an easy accounting package. Xero is your thing! They offer a free trial too.

www.xero.com

From £10 a month

Trello

Trello is a free project management tool that helps you get organized. It shows a board on which you can create lists filled with cards. When you open a card, you can add comments, upload files, create checklists, and more.

It is super versatile, so it can be used for many different types of things: to organize a specific project, write an ebook, create an email course, etc. It really helps you to keep a bird’s-eye view on your projects.

https://trello.com

free

Dropbox

This is is great for storage and backups. It has a huge amount of awesome plugin apps to improve your experience. Moreover, it provides apps for every device, which means you can access your files from anywhere.

https://www.dropbox.com/getspace

free

Slack

is a beautiful chat app is an amazing communication tool for teams and mastermind groups.

You can create several channels to discuss different topics, or you can have a private conversation. Slack also allows you to share files and to easily find messages, notifications, and files in your archive. Everything is automatically synced on all your devices, and you can easily connect it to other apps, like WordPress or Skype.

https://slack.com

free

Canva

This is an online graphic design platform. I often use it to create artwork for my website. No, it’s not a place where you find designers – you’re the designer.

It is a simple drag-and-drop design tool with a library of more than 1 million photographs, graphics, and fonts to choose from. It offers free access to a wide assortment of design tools and options. You can create anything from book covers to infographics.

https://www.canva.com

Phonto

Great for simple graphic design

App: Phonto