Propel Entrepreneurship

Resources

London Resources

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The London Bizgrid

Your guide to the London, Ontario Business Support Network

Free!

Community

Entrepreneur Insight Panel

Share your insights, shape your community and be heard by decision makers in government, economic development and business services.

Free!

Community

Finance and Accounting

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Wave Accounting

Cloud-based, integrated software and tools: Invoicing, Accounting, Payroll, Payments and Personal Finance Software.

Free! *Professional services available

Finance, Accounting

Kashoo

Cloud-based, integrated software and tools: Invoicing, Accounting, Payroll, Payments and Personal Finance Software.

$20/month or $200 annually

Finance, Accounting

Project Management

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Asana

Team management tools and integration: task management, communication and scheduling.

Free! *Premium plans available

Project Management

Basecamp

Share files, collaborate on documents, share tasks and assign due dates.

Prices start at $25/month *60 day free trial available

Project Management, Collaboration

Doodle Scheduling tool to simplify the process of setting meetings and appointments. Free! *Professional services available Scheduling
If this then that Create personal task ‘recipes’ to automate your work. Free! Productivity
Zoho Diverse range of business software and apps: CRM, bookkeeping, reporting, invoicing, mail, etc. Free! *Premium plans available Accounting, Project Management, Client Management
Trello Trello is an online organizer and team collaborator. Free! *Premium plans available Accounting, Project Management, Productivity
Streak CRM for Gmail Free! *Premium plans available Client Management

Marketing

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Mailchimp

Email marketing tool: automation, open rates, list signup, personalization and advanced analytics.

Free! *Professional services available

Marketing, Communications, Customer Management

Hootsuite

Social media management system

Free! *Professional services available

Marketing, Communications

Fiverr

Is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services performed by freelancers. Great for getting logos designed.

$5+

Marketing, Promotion, Logos

Canva

Intuitive, cloud-based graphic design software.

Free!

Graphic Design, Photo Editing, Marketing, Branding

Prezi

Cloud-based presentation software that offers unique ways to showcase content.

Free!

Graphic Design

Go Daddy Website domains and hosting, email tools and virtual servers. Various
Grasshopper Phone services: toll-free and local numbers, operated through your mobile phone. Prices start at $12/month Communications
Survey Monkey Web-based survey solutions Free! *Premium plans available Communications
Weebly  A web-hosting service featuring a drag-and-drop website builder. Free! *Professional services available Graphic Design, Communications
Wix A cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites, through the use of their online drag and drop tools Free! *Professional services available Graphic Design, Communications
Squarespace Logo Maker Simple Logo Maker Free! Graphic Design, Marketing, Branding
Graphic Springs Create your logo for free using free logo web-based design software. Free to Design, $39.99 to download for use Graphic Design, Marketing, Branding
Pexels Stock photos Free! Graphic Design, Photo Editing, Marketing, Branding

Public Relations

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HARO

Enhance your online presence and distribute press releases.

Free!

Public Relations, Press, Media

Pr.com

Enhance your online presence and distribute press releases.

Free! *Professional services available

Press, Public Relations, Media

sumbit.co

Where to get press coverage for your startup

Free!

Press, Public Relations, Media

Social Media

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Hootsuite

Manage multiple social media accounts, schedule posts, track brand mentions and analyze insights.

Free! *Professional services available

Communications, Productivity, Social Media, Analytics

Buffer

Manage multiple social media accounts, schedule posts, track brand mentions and analyze insights.

Free! *Professional services available

Communications, Productivity, Social Media, Analytics

ThunderClap

Amplifies your message with the power of the crowd by crowdsourcing social media

Free! *Professional services available

Marketing, Promotion, Social Media

Sales

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Shopify

E-commerce software that allows you to easily build your online store and manage your inventory

Various

e-commerce, Sales

Square

Accept credit cards anywhere with this mobile card reader

Free reader,  2.75% transaction fee per swipe

Sales

KickStarter

Raise funds, build and audience and generate interest in your start-up

Free! * Fee on funds raised

Crowd-Funding

Video Tools

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Virool

Get targeted YouTube views on your videos

Vidcaster

Various

Analytics

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MaRS Library

The MaRS Library contains articles, templates, reports, workbooks, reference guides and videos covering a range of topics, including accounting, funding, governance, intellectual property, leadership, legal issues, marketing, product management, selling, social innovation, strategy and talent.

Free!

IP, Analytics, Marketing

Google Analytics

Google Analytics helps you analyze visitor traffic and paint a complete picture of your audience and their needs, wherever they are along the path to purchase.

Free!

Analytics, Marketing, Sales

Business Planning

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Business Modal Canvas

A one page business plan

Free!

Strategy, Business Planning, LEAN

Ninjamock

An online tool for rapid prototyping, wireframing and quick mockups

Free!

Prototyping, Wireframing

Balsamiq

A wireframing and mock up tool with a high focus on usability

Free Trial, $12/month

Prototyping, Wireframing

JustInMind

A tool for rapid prototyping, wireframing and quick mockups

Free! *Professional services available

Prototyping, Wireframing

Mover

Backup, copy, and migrate files between any cloud storage service

Free! *Professional services available

Cloud Storage

Data Storage and Backup

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Dropbox

Cloud storage for your files

Free! *Professional services available Cloud Storage
Box

Collaboration, Cloud storage

Google Drive A  file storage and synchronization service created by Google Free!

Cloud storage, Collaboration

Legal

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clausehound

Draft your own legal contracts from a library of peer-reviewed clasues ands benchmarked legal templates

Free! *Professional services available Legal

Banking

Other

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Xtensio

Interactive templates: Lean Canvas, Fundrasing summary, SWOT Analysis, and more

Free! Templates