Entrepreneurs have to go through a lot as they try to build a business. It can feel isolating at times, and it is very challenging. However, as a small business owner, you don’t have to feel alone when you are running your business. There are free tools or free trials of tools online that can be of help.
- Google Analytics – This tool lets you know where the audience is accessing your site from. This tool helps business owners in deciding the marketing plan and gaining insights on web traffic.
- Unbounce – Try Unbounce for a 30-day free trial for designing landing pages for optimized conversions.
- Hubspot’s Marketing Grader – Use the free Marketing Grading tool form Hubspot to find out the leads being generated by your digital efforts.
- Yelp – Use the Yelp business profile for free to add information and post pictures of your business, check what customers are saying about you and respond to them.
- Yellow Pages – The Yellow Pages app and YellowPages.com can help find the audience online, invite people to comment and respond to reviews about your services or products.
- Foursquare – Foursquare for business is a free way to connect and advertise with the audience, interact with customers and give updates about your business to the customers.
- Google my business – Google offers a free profile to businesses to advertise themselves. You can share pictures, locations and hours of your business. You can give visitors a virtual tour, and it also helps the site’s SEO ranking.
- CoSchedule – Business that has a good presence in the blogging world and have multiple staff members working on it can use CoSchedule. This is an add-on to WordPress, it free for 14 days. You can collaborate, share and plan in advance with this.
- WordPress.org – Sign up for free for web hosting services, use different add-ons and use the benefits of digital marketing with this.
- Local Small Business Development Center – This sponsored by the SBA and helps small entrepreneurs with free consulting, mentoring and business education to small business owners.
- SBA.gov – They are known for straightforward business advice and education. Great for rookie entrepreneurs.
- SCORE – SCORE has provided mentorship and education opportunities. It helps business owners get their business off the ground.
- Enloop – This helps in writing a professional business plan, complete with reporting. Your first plan is free if you use Enloop.
- Bplans.com – They have sample business plans for each industry. You can use those to build upon your business plan.
- Pablo – Pablo creates images from text in a few seconds. This can make your social media page look great.
- Canva – This gives the look of professionally designed graphics for marketing and blogs. This is free and offers pre-formatted templates for blog graphics and more.
- Piktochart – Create infographics with Piktochart that offers easy to use tools for non-designers.
- Fundera – If you just want to borrow money for your business, then Fundera is a one-stop-shop. It works with lenders to get you the best possible options.
- AngelList – AngelList helps out with finding investors and getting employees for your startup.
- StreetShares – It’s a free marketplace that connects with peer to peer lenders, and you can make an online application for funds.
- Kickstarter – You can use this for crowdfunding for your business.
- Docracy – This is an open-source repository of legal documents, and you can save some money on lawyers.
- Slack -Slack is a great tool to manage communications. You can create groups, set up alerts and have it all at your fingertips.
- Skype – The internet calling service is excellent for conference calls. You can do video and audio conferencing.
- Sococo – This is a virtual office where you can talk and see who is working. There is a free starter plan, and you can use that.
The following provide emailing options for business owners.
- Organizer by OtherInbox
- When I Work – Get availability, notifications and trading of shifts with this.
- Doodle – Cast votes and get the meeting scheduled.
- YouCanBook.me – Can be integrated with the business website and with Google calendar.
- PayPal – offers transactions for payments.
- Expensify – scan receipts and one-click reimbursements are offered.
- ZenPayroll – Simple payroll process.
- TSheets – GPS monitored app that tracks time.
These tools will get the task of managing the day to day activities easy. Keep thoughts of plans and ideas in one place.
- Google Drive
Use free images for your media and branding.
Use these easy to use storage cloud tools and manage your documentation.
- Google Cloud