Free Online Business Tools

Free Online Business Tools

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Here are eight fantastic online tools to ease your daily productivity.

Being an entrepreneur has to be one of the hardest jobs around. Simply because you have to juggle so many tasks that don’t directly form part of your main role, and the only way to stay afloat of all this work is if you streamline these activities so they don’t take up too much of your precious time.

In this vain we’ve created a list of online business tools that are either completely free or that work on a freemium model.

These Are Our Top 8 Picks:

Zoho – CRM:

A perfect platform for managing business activities and collaborating with the team in a centralised workspace.

This operating system enable features from CRM, mail, books, campaigns, surveys, salesforce, large file sharing and much more, all from one place.

At the same time keeping all necessary data accessible and up to date, as well as making it possible to monitor and track results from any device.

Hootsuite – Social Media:

Takes the stress out of maintaining an active social media presence.

Hootsuite is an excellent social media scheduling tool. To start out you’re able to schedule up to 30 posts at any one time for free and you’re also able to connect 3 of your favourite social media profiles all under your free account.

For deeper functionality you’ll have to upgrade.

Google Drive and Dropbox – Cloud Storage:

After a while you’ll find it near impossible to store all the pertinent information, documents, spreadsheets etc on your laptop or a hard drive.

Cloud storage is both safe and easy to use. On Google Drive you get 15GB of free data to store files, videos, images etc, and on Dropbox you’re given 2GB free.

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In addition both Google Drive and Dropbox enable you to share your files with anyone you choose, by sending them a shareable link.

Toggl – Time Management:

Small tasks quickly add up. If you need a way to manage your diary or schedule then Toggl is the best solution for this.

It has an excellent user interface and is available online as well as through a desktop and mobile app.

They’ve also added the ability to bill clients based on the time you spend working on a project.

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QuickFile – Invoicing:

You don’t have a business if you can’t get paid, and with QuickFile you’re able to automate your invoices so you’re always getting paid on time.

Another fantastic feature is that you’re able to digitize and store your all everyday receipts online.

For small to medium businesses the service is free.

Mailchimp – Email Campaigns and Newsletters:

Although Zoho have their own email campaign tool, Mailchimp is far more intuitive and user friendly.

On a free starter account you can have as many as 2000 subscribers and send out 12000 emails a month.

Unroll.me – Decluttering Your Inbox:

It’s almost goes without saying that your email inbox (both personal and professional) is full of subscription emails that probably don’t add much value to you, but instead take up valuable inbox space.

While you’re trying to scroll through all those auto-enrolled emails you could miss important emails from clients or potential customers.

Unroll.me can help declutter your inbox. By using this tool you’re able to unsubscribe from subscription-based emails and you’re able to get a daily summary of all the automated emails you’ve received.

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DEE MAHONEY

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