If you’re a graphic designer, marketer or a small business owner, you can always use outstanding freebies to help speed design time, market your products and services, or grow your small business. Whether you’re creating a new brochure design, printing postcards for direct-mail marketing, or planning the next stage of your business, freebies can help you get there faster, easier and smarter. Below, I’ve listed 30 of the web’s best places to get freebies for graphic designers, marketers and small businesses. Enjoy!
Freebies for Graphic Designers
This site is heavy on free PSDs you can use as foundations for your own designs, especially web designs.
Unlike many other free font websites, Font Squirrel strives to list only the most attractive fonts that are free for commercial use.
This blog lists graphic design freebies for a variety of applications: mobile, web and print.
These free printing templates do not include design elements; rather, they’re press-ready blank templates that are prepared in the proper size and resolution, and feature markers for save areas, cut lines, and bleed lines for the most popular printing products.
From icons to WordPress themes to fonts, Creative Overflow features tons of graphic design freebies and is regularly updated with new freebies.
The site isn’t dedicated exclusively to graphic design freebies, but it features them often – and they’re always premium.
Another great resource for tons of free PSDs you can use in your own designs.
Dribbble is an awesome resource for design inspiration and graphic design freebies, but wading through all the designs to find the best freebies can be a chore. Freebble and Psddd solve that problem by featuring only Dribbble freebies.
Not everything here is free (though memberships start at just $6/month), but Pixeden lists a lot of exclusive freebies you won’t find anywhere else, including print freebies such as business card templates.
Become a more talented graphic designer with the free Photoshop tutorials listed on Photoshop Lady.
Freebies for Marketers
Hubspot is a paid service, but the site also presents useful marketing data for inbound marketing on its free resources page.
Instant and free demographic profiles for any state, county, or city in the U.S.!
The easy and free way to conduct surveys online – though free plans are limited to 10 questions and 100 responses, you can still glean good data from them.
Free resources include free marketing guides and webinars.
Focused on print marketing, presents free marketing plans for dozens of specific business types.
Free reports that cover marketing data related to website organization, email marketing, mobile marketing, and more.
The linked post in particular offers free marketing resources such as a value proposition template and A/B split testing template.
Highlights include free marketing tools, tips, and trends.
Focused on content marketing, includes free guides for email marketing and marketing automation.
This free tool lets you type in a search term to see what the most common Google search engine autofill suggestions are for it in any country.
Freebies for Small Business
Money Smart is a free curriculum jointly developed by the FDIC and SBA designed to teach small businesses how to start and operate a successful small business. The CD features 10 modules and is available for online purchase. It’s designed to be an instructor-led course, but you don’t need to have an instructor to take it on your own.
American Express created this popular social network of business owners who share advice with their peers. Membership is free; the advice is priceless.
IBM developed this free small business resource center, which features a video learning series and coverage of many relevant small business topics.
A free, simple, yet incredibly powerful team and task management tool. Perfect for small business planning and delegation!
AdWords isn’t the only Google offering for small business; in fact, you can take advantage of a slew of free Google tools designed exclusively for entrepreneurs.
I love this free toolkit from Forbes because it features innovative small business resources such as The Entrepreneur’s Clinic, full of problem-solving videos.
Features critical how-to guides for starting, operating, and growing small businesses.
Offers free tools for market research, management, money, and technology.
One of the most exciting small business startup and growth websites today, StartupNation features insightful articles and resources any small business can use.
One of my absolute favorite small business resources, SCORE offers planning information and templates, plus a unique feature: free small business mentoring.