7 useful tools for startups. Part 1. Creating
Creating your own company demands patience and perseverance. Startups usually have a limited budget and a small team, so a selection of successful programs and applications for business can smooth out any sharp corners in the organization of various processes.
The tools presented here will help with the formation of your startup at the very beginning.
What is needed if you want to get to know what other people think about your project? That’s right – collecting feedback. Some companies create MVP (minimum viable product) and collect users’ feedback with its help. But what do you do if this approach doesn’t suit you and your budget is limited?
A great solution is Techendo. Each user can upload betas of a project to this platform for collecting feedback. There are categories of companies and plenty of interesting reviews on the site, so it may help you a lot.
Startit is a platform that can provide you with useful skills and tips for creating the first startup. This tool was created by the Department for Digital Agenda within the Serbian Ministry of Culture and SEEICT, Belgrade. The main goal of this tool is to improve the capacities of the local IT community.
Startit is full of useful information that helps to improve knowledge and connect people around the globe who are working in the same field.
An advertising slogan is a company motto, which is usually a short phrase. It is usually used to grab the attention of customers. Also, the slogan conveys some information about the brand.
This short, sonorous sentence can be composed of different numbers of words. The main thing is that it should be simple enough and easy to remember. It is desirable that the slogan convey the essence of the company. All this will increase brand awareness among the target audience.
Sometimes creating a slogan may be quite a difficult task. An online service Oneliners can help with it. All you have to do to create a slogan is to provide the following information:
- Your project name.
- Your email.
- Website/Profile page.
- Current oneliner.
This service is paid so mind it.
Reddit – Entrepreneur
Where do the majority of people go if a piece of advice or recommendation is needed? Of course, the Internet is an excellent helper. Reddit is a social news site that was once created to make it easy to find and share links to news, articles, and just interesting content.
But over time, the portal has grown, and now it is a platform for conversations. Reddit – Entrepreneur is a branch where entrepreneurs can find answers to any questions with the help of other people. With its help, it is possible to avoid problems when creating your startup.
Reddit – Shamelessplug
As we have mentioned, due to the huge popularity of Reddit, many users use it to draw attention to a particular issue, or, more often, a site. Many sites have come across the so-called “Slashdot effect” when one link posted in Reddit (sometimes just in the comments) leads to an overload of the site’s servers due to the influx of visitors.
Moreover, it is possible not only to get some recommendations and discuss something. There is also a possibility to get your product tested and criticized by other people. Reddit – Shamelessplug brunch can help with it.
Some people, having decided to create a startup, need a person to be inspired by. Vator is just the right place. Here, you can find information about successful people whose startups became popular.
A good example of a person you want to be like can literally change everything, add inspiration and help you believe in yourself and in your idea. On the site, there are many different categories, so navigation is pretty easy.
Startup Blink is an Israeli project, an interactive map of startups that collects data from AngelList, Swissstartups.org, Elance.com, and other sources that contains data on startups around the world.
The position of the country in the rating is determined by:
- number of startups;
- their quality;
- business environment of startup ecosystems.
The place of a city in the ranking is determined by:
- availability and volume of venture financing;
- investment efficiency;
- qualifications and salaries of specialists;
- the ability to enter local and foreign markets;
- experience in creating and developing startups.