10 tools to get you started

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We like to provide helpful resources for entrepreneurs embarking on the journey of their new business. The list below outlines some useful tools/platforms across a range of work areas that all help entrepreneurs #getmoredone.

Paperound strongly believe in supporting business owners at the early stage, helping them grow and reach the next level. We understand the pressures of being a new business owner where your time is precious and there’s a growing list of things to do.

Here are our 10 tools to get you started:

1. Paperound

http://paperound.com/

Paperound.com is a marketplace for busy founders to hand-off company tasks to high calibre UK students on-demand. It’s a quick and easy way to free up your time and extend your team when you need.

Verified students can be booked from as little as one hour for tasks such as basic admin, marketing (blogs, web design, videos, social), translation, data analysis or research.

Simply, book, brief and pay after.

2. Trello

https://trello.com/

Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. Imagine a white board, filled with lists of sticky notes, with each note as a task for you and your team.

Free plan: Unlimited cards, unlimited members, Up to 10 boards

3. Hunter

https://hunter.io/

Hunter.io, is an email hunter tool that helps marketers find email addresses associated with any web-domain, by scraping websites for contact information.
This is ideal for companies that use cold emailing as a way to fill their pipeline. Furthermore, Email Hunter can also be used to verify emails. 

4. SeedLegals

https://seedlegals.com/

SeedLegals is a legal platform using deal data and technology to help founders close their funding round much faster and less expensively than ever before.
Their legal automation software designed for startups allows founders to create all the documents they need to do a UK funding round, as well as supporting legal documents such as NDAs and IP Assignments.

Starter plan (£29 per month): employments agreements, startup contracts, share certificates.

5. MailTrack

https://mailtrack.io

MailTrack is a free browser extension for the Chrome web browser that tracks if recipients have read email messages that you sent using Google’s email service Gmail.

It also lets you know when the emails you receive are being tracked, with an Incoming tracked email indicator.

Free plan – unlimited tracking, MailTrack signature on emails

6. Ember

https://www.ember.co/

An intuitive accounting platform that automates the accounting and tax process and avoids all the accounting jargon! Ember automatically categorises transactions and produces reports, captures expenses/receipts, helps do your tax return, and provides in-app support.

Plan: £39 a month with first month free.

7. Calendly

https://calendly.com/

Calendly is an automated scheduling platform that has been designed to make the process of finding meeting times easy. Connect your calendar/availability to Calendly, define the duration of the meetings for people to choose, and share a link that brings people to your Calendly page – from there, they can select a time to meet with you.

Free plan – One calendar per user, calendar integrations, One event type
 

8. Loom

https://www.loom.com/

Loom is a video messaging / screen tool that helps you get your message across through shareable videos. With Loom, you can quickly record your screen, microphone, and camera simultaneously, then share it immediately via a URL.

Free plan – Up to 100 videos, 5 minutes video length.

9. Canva

https://www.canva.com/

Canva is a free graphic design platform that allows you to create invitations, business cards, flyers, and other content pieces using professionally designed templates and a drag & drop interface.

Free plan – Invite members, 100+ design types, 5GB storage.

10. Buffer

https://buffer.com/

Buffer lets you visually plan and schedule your social media campaigns in an intuitive way. Schedule posts in bulk on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and receive analytics on engagement through the platform as well.

Free plan: 3 social channels, 10 scheduled posts, 1 user.

We hope you found this helpful. If you are interested in accessing student resource to #getmoredone, head to the marketplace to browse Paperound Taskers. 

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