Bootstrapped and lean startups often require free resources to test and try out their ideas to see how it turns out. Well if you want to try out your idea, these resources will be useful.

# Amazon’s free usage tier for 12 months- Hosting
# BitBucket from Atlassian offers hosted Mercruial repositories for free for up to 5 users.- BitBucket
# Unfuddle offers free svn/git repositories for two member startup team- Unfuddle
# Heroku (bought by Salesforce) is free a single-threaded server- Heroku
# BusinessWeek has compiled a bunch of resources about bootstrapping a business-  BusinessWeek Resource for bootstrappers
# Google app engine is a great free service as well. And until you start getting massive amounts of traffic, it’s totally free
# Recommendations for you to outsource some or all of your computer programming, design or web development work:

  • Elance
  • GetaFreeLancer
  • oDesk

# Free software and business tools from Intuit for the small business owner- Intuit Resources
# Bootstrap “boot camps” and development workshops from real world entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped dozens of their own businesses- Bootsrapbusiness.org

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