10 Tools for Growing Your Small Business

July 29, 2016, 6:02 pm Posted by: Lori Askins Category: Marketing

You have the idea for your business; you have your plan, and you're ready to set it in motion. The problem is: how do you get your plan to work? Thanks to the internet, you now have a myriad of applications and tools at your disposal to improve your business in no time flat.

Here are 10 of the best tools that will make your day to day business tasks as easy as possible.


Wix.com

Every business needs a website if it plans to reach out and grow. If you're a small business owner who is just starting up, you probably won't be able to afford a graphic artist to design your website for you. And that is where Wix.com comes into play.

Wix.com is a free platform which allows you to build your website. The webpage has a user-friendly interface that allows easy designing. It has drag and drops features that allow you to customize your website with a multitude of cool apps available to construct the skeleton of your site. Then you can just add the content.


Evernote

Evernote is a handy tool that can be used on PC or as an app on your phone. This application helps you monitor and track your projects and plans effectively. You can manage your business plan, and make notes reminding you of important tasks to be taken care of at a later date. An efficient way to organize yourself, Evernote is an efficient way to organize yourself and keep track of your company.


Yellow Pages

Can't afford the time or money to build your website? Have no worries, you can advertise for free! Yellowpages.com is a great way to put your company out there in a way that will enable you to reach thousands, without you having to work much.


WordPress.org

Blogging can take your business miles, and the best part is that it's free! Sign up with WordPress to manage and create an interactive blog for your business that caters to your customers. Plus, with multiple advertising facilities available on the site, you can easily create a following for your company using your blog.


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AngelList.com

If you're a startup business just getting on your feet, you need customers, and you need help. And the best way to do that is through online hiring on websites. Angellist.com helps you hire freelancers who will be the perfect helpers in your business, and allow you to pick up jobs from other businesses to put you on your feet.


Gmail

Within our humble opinion, Gmail is the perfect app for email communication. Whether you use the basic email account or the premium account that connects to your business account, Gmail has the best organization and management filters in the whole market.


Skype

Need cheap, easy communication with your clients and employees throughout the world? Skype is the best conferencing software to date. It provides face to face video conferencing and allows phone calls via the internet anywhere at anytime.


Paypal

With a small business, you often need to accept money online. Paypal offers you that facility without any charge. Utilize easy transfer of money via credit and debit card, and don't let inaccessibility hold you back!


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Dropbox

If you form a team that requires constant sharing of documents, it can be tedious to not only zip files or shrink them to be acceptable for e-mailing but just to keep e-mailing file after file. Hence, Dropbox is your go to internet storage drive. Dropbox allows easy sharing of documents and files. These files can then be accessed by anyone connected to the same account. Also, the first GB of data is free.


Amazon

If you're an aspiring writer, or a salesman trying to make a profit, there is no better place for you than Amazon. This website allows you to upload your content and your products for sale, on a platform which the whole world can see. And when it's out there, it will be bought.

These little tools might not seem like much, but they make a great deal of difference once you put them to use. So make your life a little easier, and utilize these applications to make your business more efficient.


Do you use any of these websites or services? We certainly do. Comment below with any tips on growing your small business.


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