Every business needs productivity tools to manage their activities, and when you’re just starting, funds for the best tools are bound to be limited.
Good thing we know where to find a number 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 great simply because they’re free. Below are 7 really cool, useful and best of all free tools to employ in your small business.
7 Useful and free tools for your small business
Create and save with Google Drive – Google’s answer to Microsoft Office has made online collaboration and sharing simple and easy to do. It also lets you store up to 5 GB of data for free.
Make a Free Conference Call – An application that offers you a platform for making free conference calls, and even records them for you. A really good, free solution.
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 the majority 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 – This is a project management software application that lets you keep track of your various projects on an easy to use board. A good entry level solution.
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 can 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!