Featured offer: 14-day trial of Google Workspace
Google Workspace gives you all the key tools you need to start a business — email, video calling, file storage, spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and much more. Access a generous free 14 day trial in partnership with Style Factory.
Your ‘Start a Business’ E-kit
Thanks for signing up! Please see below for a host of useful cheatsheets, exclusive discount codes, extended free trials and in-depth guides. Note that some of these involve affiliate links.
Downloadable cheatsheets (PDFs) and starter kits
- How to start a business cheatsheet — from funding to trademarks to domain registration, you’ll find all the essential tasks involved with setting up a new business in this cheatsheet.
- How to create a successful online store cheatsheet — 10 key steps you need to take to start selling effectively with an online store, plus resources to get you going.
- Our online store comparison chart — an at-a-glance view of the strengths and weakness of 5 leading online store builders.
- SEO quick start guide — 20 key tasks to optimize a new page or post for search engines, and links to resources and tools that will help you complete them.
- How to create a popular blog cheatsheet — the key steps you need to follow to create a high-traffic blog.
- Shopify dropshipping starter kit — all the resources and tools you’ll need to start dropshipping successfully with Shopify.
Extended free trial of Canva
Canva is an amazing graphic design tool that lets non-designers create professional visual assets easily. For a limited time, you can access an exclusive 30 day trial in partnership with Style Factory.
Exclusive discount codes / extended trials
- Squarespace (Website and Store Builder)— start a free trial using this link and then use the code STYLEFACTORY10 to get 10% off any plan for this popular website and online store builder.
- Shopify (Website and Store Builder) — get 3 months of the platform for just $1 per month using this special link.
- Getresponse (Email Marketing Solution) — sign up using this link and use the code STYLEFACTORY10 to get 10% off any plan from this leading email marketing, webinar and website building tool.
Free trials of key business apps
Online store builders
- Shopify — industry leading online store builder used by millions of businesses worldwide
- Wix — great all-rounder platform for building a store
- BigCommerce — great option for those needing to sell in multiple currencies; comes with strong SEO features built in too
- Squarespace — ideal for users who want to build a blog, music site or gallery and sell on the side.
Keyword research tools
- Semrush — enjoy a double-length free trial of industry-leading keyword research and SEO tool Semrush.
- Canva — a brilliant design tool for creating professional visual assets for your business. An extended 30-day trial is available here.
Email marketing tools
- Getresponse — popular email marketing tool that also offers webinars, landing pages and a new website builder