One of the largest time drains for startup business is the time drain associated with getting the work done. Many times this can be solved with tools developed to help productivity, but when you’re new, having the cash to shell out for great tools is sometimes a problem.
The good thing is we know where to find a wealth of incredibly useful, and even better, free tools to help with this. And don’t be fooled into thinking that these tools aren’t that good simply because they’re free. Below are 7 really cool, useful and best of all free tools to employ in your small business.
7 Free productivity tools for your small business
Create and save with Google Drive – Google’s answer to Microsoft Office has made online collaboration and sharing quick and easy to do. It also lets you store up to 5 GB of data for free.
Free Conference Call – The name says it all, and his application lets you make conference calls free of charge. It even records the calls for you, making them available for download.
Zoho CRM – Customer relationship management software is expensive, but not this particular one. Zoho gives it to you for free for up to 3 employees.
Dropbox storage solution – A nifty solution for storing up to 2 GB of data for free in the cloud.
MailChimp email client – MailChimp is a free email platform that has many of the features you’ll find in the top dogs, but for free, up to 2,000 subscribers. A perfect platform for building a list and getting your feet wet with email marketing.
Trello project management software – Track your projects, to-do lists and completed tasks in this easy to use free software. A very good startup tool.
Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools – Make sure you use these! Analytics will tell you all your need to know in terms of how your site is performing and webmaster tools will help you with search engine issues. Both of these are extremely useful.
There are many more free tools available, but start with some of these, and watch your productivity soar!
Chik Quintans is a Digital Marketing Strategist with a passion for helping sales teams and businesses grow. As the owner of UnderGround Marketing Society LLC, creating a strong online brand and building a broad footprint online for sales teams and businesses are he and his company's areas of focus. Whether that be leveraging marketing channels and approaches such as social media, reputation, search engine optimization (SEO), video marketing and more. Chik Quintans can be reached on LinkedIn where you are invited to connect. https://www.linkedin.com/in/chikquintans
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