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Resources

Links to all of the resources mentioned throughout The 48-Hour Startup

Designing and building your own website

Shopify, SquareSpace, Strikingly: ‘drag and drop’ websitebuilding sites.

ThemeForest – pre-designed website templates.

Balsamiq Mockups – create a quick layout of what you want your site to look like.

Start-up accelerators

Y Combinator, Wayra, Seedcamp, Tech Stars, Launchbox, DreamIT Ventures, SeedRocket, AlphaLab, BootupLabsCapital Factory, 500startups, StartupBootcamp.

Idea inspiration

TheNextWeb, Betalist, TechCrunch, FastCompany, Wired, Springwise, Trendspotting, PSFK, CoolHunting, Startups.co.uk.

Design inspiration

TheDieline, LovelyPackage, Behance, Dribbble, Designspiration.

Crowdfunding

AngelList (global), Kickstarter (global), Indiegogo (global), Crowdcube (UK), Seedrs (UK), Angels Den (UK).

Domain name registration

Bustaname – enter words related to your idea and this will generate possible combinations of domains that are available to register.

NameStation – create a competition for ‘the crowd’ to come up with your name.

GoDaddy – the largest domain registration site.

Sedo – the largest domain name auction site.

Intellectual property Info

Ipo.gov.uk, USPTO.gov – check government-registered IP and register your trademarks and patents.

Fonts

Fontfabric.com, Losttype.com, MyFonts.com, YouWorkForThem.com.

Freelancer Marketplaces

Upwork, Elance, YunoJuno, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour.

Craft marketplaces

Etsy.com, NotOnTheHighStreet.

On-demand merchandise production

Zazzle, CafePress, Spreadshirt, Everpress, Merchify, Supreme Creations.

Finding Chinese manufacturers

Alibaba.com – the largest listing site of third-party manufacturers in the world.

Self-publishing

Blurb, Amazon CreateSpace.

Payment processors

PayPal, Stripe, GoCardless.

Subscription payment apps

ChargifySpreedly.

Offline payments

Square, iZettle

Hiring interns

Enternships, Inspiring Interns.

Stock photography

Shutterstock, Alamy, iStockphoto, Dreamstime.

Ask for advice

Clarity.fm – pay a small fee to talk to an expert over the phone.

Organise your team

Asana, RememberTheMilk, BaseCamp, Trello, Calendly, Evernote, Join.me, Slack.

Manage social media

Hootsuite, Scoop.it, Content Marketer, Buffer, IFTTT, BuzzSumo, Narrow.

Analytics

Hubspot, Moz, Brand24, Optimizely, SumoMe, Google Trends, Google Analytics, RankTrackr.

Marketing tools

SurveyMonkey, MailChimp, WuFoo, SendGrid

Customer service tools

Zendesk, Intercom, Help.com, Desk.com, Get Satisfaction.

Productivity tools

RescueTime, Toggl, PocketGoogle Drive, DropBox.

Accounting, finance and legal tools

Exact (cloud accounting software), Xero, Mint, Expensify, Wave, Yodlee, BodeTree, Bench,

TermsFeed (create your T&Cs in minutes).

99Designs - Create a logo design competition.

CoFoundersLab - Find a co-founder for your start-up.