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20 Useful Tools for Malaysian Startups To Fuel Their Growth

Do you want to expand your business as a Malaysian entrepreneur?

Then you’re probably constantly thinking about how to improve marketing, sales, and other processes in order to gain a competitive advantage. 1337 Ventures have gathered a list of resources to help you reach your objectives.

Finance, automation, design, and social media are just a few of the key areas we’ve covered. Hopefully, the following can help you on your way to a successful Malaysian startup.

Email Marketing

EngineMailer – EngineMailer is an email marketing and automation tool for startups to seek new contacts, engage them and turn them into customers.

HubSpotGet your task simplified with Hubspot, a robust all in one marketing tool that includes blogging, social media post, email marketing, automation and more. There are free tools available with paid plans according to your needs. 

MailChimpA leader in email marketing tools, Mailchimp’s free plan is sufficient for startups to design, schedule and send emails to their customers. What makes it great is the easy-to-understand reporting and analytics.

GetResponseAnother email marketing platform, GetResponse features integrated email marketing, autoresponders, and landing pages to let startups automate essential tasks and launch effective marketing campaigns.

SendPulseA multichannel marketing platform that allows startups to interact with their customers within a single platform using email, SMS, web push notifications and Facebook chatbots. The free plan includes 15,000 emails per month. 

Social Media & Content

HootsuiteBest known for its Streams, a centralised feed that displays all the content from the connected social accounts – be it from Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, Twitter or Pinterest. This makes it easier to monitor comments, replies, engagements and more. Free plan available. 

Facebook Business Manager – With over 1 billion active daily users,  it’s pretty clear why startups need to be on Facebook. The platform features many built-in tools to create awareness and also allows brands to directly sell on Facebook. There are also additional resources and events for startups to learn how to grow using Facebook.

Jenni.aiJenni is the ultimate SEO content assistant that saves you hours of content ideation and writing time by producing high quality, SEO-friendly blogs and articles.

Language Tool Proofread all your social media posts with Language Tool. All startups have to do is just paste the sentence and instantly receive feedback on the grammar and writing. This tool can check writings in over 20 languages! 

Hashtagify – A free tool to discover and research relevant hashtags for Instagram and Twitter accounts. You’ll be surprised to find the top, trending and related hashtags!

Langwords –  By offering a diverse range of tailor-made language solutions in 50+ languages, Langwords aims to bridge the language barrier through translation, localization, interpreting,  copywriting, transcreation and subtitling services.

Design

Figma –  From ideation to execution, startups can use Figma for all kinds of design work. Team members can collaborate via diagrams, sticky notes and even through online whiteboards to brainstorm in the open. 

CanvaEvery startup should know who Canva is by now. It is a good tool to enhance any brand’s design experience. Canva offers a variety of design templates, fonts, photos, and illustrations – the list just goes on.

Inshot – Don’t have a lot of time and experience for intensive video editing? Inshot comes in handy as a photo and video editing tool which includes text, music, filters, emojis and more. Upgrade to the paid version to remove its watermark. InShot is available for both iOS and Android.

SlidesgoFeatures free google slides and PowerPoint presentations for startups to create impressive pitch decks and business presentations. 

Operations & Productivity 

Notion – From managing operations and processes to training and onboarding, Notion is an all-in-one productivity workspace for startups. There are even easy to use templates that can be customised according to different goals too! 

AirtableAn user-friendly online platform, Airtable allows anyone to create databases with ease. Startups can store, organise, and collaborate on any information like customer-relationship management (CRM), task management, project planning, and tracking inventory.

Flock – Flock speeds up communication through messaging, video conferencing, sharing files, links and any important information related to your projects. A free plan is available for up to 20 members. 

Xero – Xero, a cloud accounting tool allows business founders to manage their finances. This tool features invoicing, tracks expenses and integrates with more than 1000 applications. 

Stripe PaymentsA fully integrated suite of payments products, Stripe is suitable for both B2C and B2B startups. It allows customers to safely make payments through online banking or credit cards in various currencies. 

Click here to gain access to more comprehensive resources. Discover relevant topics for your startup success, from pitching to design thinking, presented by our education arm, Leet Academy. 

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