Business tools are key in helping a founder or a startup build the right foundation to grow a digital business in an effective and scalable way.

In order to help new entrepreneurs master business areas and processes, we’ve spoken to the community and curated a list of services and tools that founders have told us are useful when growing their business.

If there are tools or services that you’ve found useful in your journey, please submit them here. Or, if any of the below are not up to your standard, let us know too!

Finance

Paypal Business

Send invoices and accept Paypal payments on your website

Go to Paypal Business

Freshbooks

Cloud-based accounting software for managing billing and invoicing online

Go to Freshbooks

Shoeboxed

Expense reporting software

Go to Shoeboxed

Expensify

Expense reporting software

Go to Expensify

Concur

Expense reporting software

Go to Concur

Satago

Business credit control

Go to Satago

Holvi

Useful tools to help your business to sell online

Go to Holvi

Receipt Bank

Expense reporting software

Go to Receipt Bank

GrantTree

Software to help you get government grants and funding

Go to Grant Tree

Simple Tax

Find tax savings and create accurate tax returns

Go to Simple Tax

iHorizon

London-based accountants specialising in outsourced accounting solutions

Go to I Horizon

Transferwise

Send money abroad at the lowest possible true cost, using only real exchange rates and no hidden fees

Go to Transferwise

Stripe

An optimised, cross-device payment form with support for single click payments.

Go to Stripe

Xero

Small business accounting software in the cloud

Go to Xero

Ecommerce

Shopify

Ecommerce platform for running an online store

Go to Shopify

Sellerdeck

Ecommerce and EPOS software

Go to Sellerdeck

Volusion

Ecommerce platform supporting all stages of online retail

Go to Volusion

Magento

Enterprise-class ecommerce platform

Go to Magento

BigCartel

Ecommerce platform for running online stores

Go to Big Cartel

Brightpearl

ERP solution for retailers and etailers covering orders, inventory, accounting, CRM and reporting

Go to Brightpearl

Sellr

Ecommerce platform for running an online store

Go to Sellr

Analytics

SEO Site Check Up

Check and optimise your website SEO

Go to Seo Site Check Up

Codacy

Get continuous statistic analysis on your code

Go to Codacy

Countly

Data analysis on mobile application usage and end-user behaviour

Go to Countly

Formisimo

Analytics tool measuring user interaction with web forms

Go to Formisimo

Google Analytics

Analysis across ads and videos, websites and social tools, tablets and smartphones

Go to Google Analytics

Comufy

Track Facebook followers and measure their value to your brand

Go to Comufy

App Annie

App ranking data and high quality mobile analytics for iOS & Android

Go to App Annie

Mixpanel

Analytics platform for A/B testing on mobile and the web

Go to Mixpanel

Intercom

User intelligence and customer communication. Shows you who is using your product and makes it easy to personally communicate with them

Go to Intercom

Social Media Tools

Tweetreach

Identify the reach and exposure of a hashtag and see how many people have been exposed to your campaign

Go to Tweetreach

Social Bakers

Social media analytic tools, statistics and metrics for social platforms

Go to Social Bakers

Tweetdeck

Real-time tracking, organisation and engagement for Twitter

Go to Tweetdeck

Mention

Social media search platform aggregating user generated content from different chanels into a single stream of information

Go to Mention

Hootsuite

Manage social networks, schedule messages, engage your audiences, and measure ROI right from the dashboard

Go to Hootsuite

Social Mention

Social media search platform aggregating user generated content from different chanels into a single stream of information

Go to Social Mention

Buffer

Share social media content by scheduling online posts throughout the day

Go to Buffer

Geckoboard

Real-time tracking and overal social media metrics visualizarion

Go to Geckoboard

FollowerWonk

Tracking, organisation and engagement for Twitter

Go to Follower Wonk

Email Marketing

Mailchimp

Customise newsletters, send bulk emails, create and manage contact lists. Track and report on performance

Go to Mailchimp

Benchmarkemail

Create customised newsletters, send bulk emails, track and report on performance, all highly user friendly platform.

Go to Benchmarkemail

Litmus

Preview campaigns across 30+ real email clients and devices. Spam filter test your camapaigns

Go to Litmus

Email Spam Test

Spam check to ensure your emails avoid the spam folder

Go to Email Spam Test

Project Management Tools

Basecamp

Project management software

Go to Basecamp

Wunderlist

Task management software to manage projects

Go to Wunderlist

Trello

Project management software for personal and business use

Go to Trello

Jira

Project managment tailored for developers and businesses

Go to Jira

Trevvo

Project management software tailored for small businesses

Go to Trevvo

Talent and HR

Freelancer

Find and hire skilled freelancers

Go to Freelancer

Codility

Meet pre-selected programmers based on their coding skills

Go to Codility

Workday

Human Resources and finance apps to help with talent management

Go to Workday

Copify

Find freelance UK based copywriters

Go to Copify

Silicon Milk Roundabout

One of UK’s largest tech startup job fairs helping you find tech talent. Based in London

Go to Silicon Milk Roundabout

People Per Hour

Find and hire skilled freelancers

Go to People Per Hour

Elance

Find and hire skilled freelancers

Go to Elance

Rent-acoder

Find and hire skilled coding freelancers

Go to Rent Acoder

CoFoundersLab

Social Media channel to meet a co-founder for your business

Go to Co Founders Lab

Web Hosting and Domain Name

iPage

Unlimited disk space, bandwidth and email. Domain registration, security tools, and site-building tools

Go to I Page

123 Reg

UK domain registration

Go to 123 Reg

Justhost

Web hosting

Go to Justhost

Amazon Web Services

Cloud computing services

Go to Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Azure

Cloud platform to build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacentres

Go to Microsoft Azure

Bluehost

Web hosting provided via shared web hosting servers

Go to Bluehost

GoDaddy

Domain registration with a few quick steps

Go to Go Daddy

I want my name

Domain registration with a few quick steps

Go to I Want My Name

Rackspace

Cloud web hosting offering private cloud space, email accounts and apps

Go to Rackspace

Other Useful Startup Tools

Startup growth calculator

Calculate how much funding your startup needs before profitability

Go to Startup Growth Calculator

codeship

Continuous deployment platform for your code

Go to Codeship

antavo

Contest app platform to grow and engage your audience

Go to Antavo

myTips

Guide new customers through your site with step-by-step tutorials

Go to My Tips

sush.io

Connect and automate all your online apps

Go to Sush.io

MoApp

Useful desktop apps for your Mac, iPhone and iPad to help you increase your project management efficiency

Go to Mo App