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The best free resources and tools for startups

Startups typically have small budgets but there are plenty of free tools that can get you up and running.

Published : January 27, 2023

Author : Craft Team

Startups typically have small budgets but there are plenty of free tools that can get you up and running. Here’s a list of some of the best free resources for new companies.


Craft enables you to create beautiful, shareable, collaborative docs. The free tier allows up to 1000 blocks and 1GB of storage. You can use it for a wide range of tasks that most startups need including a company wiki space, daily standup notes, job postings, technical post mortems, and a lot more (see all Craft templates here).

Company Wiki Template
Craft allows you to create a company wiki for your startup (and many other useful docs)


A cloud-based file storage and sharing platform that allows you to store and share files with your team and clients. Dropbox offers 2 GB of storage for free, and you can upgrade to a paid plan for more storage and additional features such as advanced security and collaboration tools.


Calendly is a scheduling tool that allows you to easily schedule appointments and meetings with clients and team members. Calendly offers a free plan that allows you to schedule one-on-one meetings and includes basic scheduling features such as calendar integrations and email notifications.

Google Cloud

Google Cloud comes with a set of productivity and collaboration tools, such as Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar that can help small businesses stay organized and communicate effectively. It also offers a secure and reliable service for storing and accessing data and files, which can help businesses keep their important files safe and easily accessible.


If you are looking for a platform that offers a wide range of marketing and sales tools to help you grow your business, then Hubspot is the one. Hubspot gives you access to tons of free articles, templates, guides and ebooks to empower you with all the knowledge you need.

Survey Monkey

A survey tool that allows you to gather feedback from customers and clients. Survey Monkey offers a free plan that allows you to create basic surveys and gather up to 10 responses per survey.


Stripe is a payment processing platform that allows you to accept payments from customers and clients. Stripe offers a free plan that allows you to accept payments and includes features such as fraud detection, recurring payments, and instant payouts. You can also create invoices directly from Stripe.


Are you looking to create professional-looking graphics and designs? Canva is a graphic design tool that comes with a free plan, allowing you to create a range of stunning media. The free plan also comes with a library of templates, design elements, and basic editing tools.

Google Analytics

If you have a website, Google Analytics is a must. It’s a powerful analytics tool that allows you to track and analyze website traffic and user behavior. Google Analytics is free to use and provides detailed information about your traffic, including the number of visitors, where they come from, and how they interact with your website.


Using these free resources and tools allows you to save money while still having access to the tools and resources you need to run your business effectively. It's worth noting that while they are free, many of these tools have paid plans that offer more features and capabilities, so if your business is growing you can upgrade once you require more functionality.

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