top free tools for small businesses

List of top free tools for small businesses

1. G Suite: Office Software

Two of the most well-known office software are G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite. Google Suite requires monthly subscriptions, whether Basic or Business edition.

Google Docs, however, is a free platform that can sync and work with other Google apps such as Drive, Sheets, and Gmail. This web-based word processor provides dynamic editing and styling tools as well as smart formatting. Above all, it offers ready made templates like resume and application letters for quick document creation and can be accessed online and offline.

2. Slack: Communication

It brings all the communication together in one place, offering real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. Messages and files are instantly searchable using advanced search, filters and sorting. Above all it enables you to filter results by recent type, relevance or file type to find exactly what you need.

3. Trailhead: Marketing

It is a free resource. It provides a guided, self paced learning path through the key features of Salesforce via a set of interactive and online tutorials.

4. Trello: Project Management

It is a project management tool for small businesses to manage Teamwork Projects for an unlimited amount of time. The free package includes 100MB file space, 2 active projects, limited task boards, and basic project management.

5. Wrike: Collaboration

This platform helps to improve speed and efficiency of employees even in remote areas. Being flexible and scalable it enables groups to collaborate and get things done effectively from a single location. Moreover, it enables you to schedule, prioritize, share, discuss, communicate, and monitor both work and progress in real time . Last but not the least, it serves as a hub for all your tasks and offers several features such as user-friendly navigation, top level security, powerful integration, at-a-glance dashboards, and real-time news-feeds.

6. Wave: Accounting 

This provides with capabilities to manage and streamline accounting and invoicing, expense monitoring, credit card payment and processing, payroll, receipts, tax calculations and deductions, yearly record keeping and more.

Furthermore, it offers unlimited receipt scanning with iOS and Android apps that let you capture receipts even when you’re offline. Thus it can automatically record these as accounting transactions in Wave. 

7. TalentLMS: Learning Management System

It is intended to address the training and learning needs of employees, partners, customers, or students. Thus it offers comprehensible analytics about everything inside your e-learning environment. It comes with a responsive design that can adjust to any screen size whether desktop, laptop, or mobile devices. 

Among its many features include support for SCORM and TinCan (e-learning standards), notifications, course selling, video-conferencing, gamification, extensible user profiles, and many more.

8. Zoho People: HR

It is cloud-based human resource management software that gives a full suite of business applications. It operates on the Zoho principle of simplicity and flexibility, containing various tools to cover employee management operations- records, time/attendance, and leave.

In addition, it offers employee self-service, performance management, centralized employee information system, form customization, HT analytics, scheduling, and real-time collaboration.

9. Zoho Projects: Project Management

It is equipped with functions to improve team collaboration, enhance productivity, and streamline project monitoring. In addition, it enables you to finish your projects on time and plan work in advance. Moreover it lets you divide your large and complex projects into manageable units, and schedule recurring tasks, dependencies, and sub-tasks according to your timelines and also gives in-depth insights in the form of charts and graphs.

10. WordPress: Content Management System and Website Builder

It is a leading web development and content management platform preferred by all types of users like bloggers, online sellers, corporate websites, online galleries, forums, photo sharing sites, etc.
You can develop and create your blog or website within minutes on this platform.

11. Wix: E- commerce

It is one of the world’s leading online website builders with an integrated eCommerce module, wherein you can create, brand, and fully optimized storefronts. Thus it smoothly operate your online business to drive traffic and provide your customers with a streamlined buying experience. Wix’s all-in-one management suite helps to handle orders and inventory, enable multiple payment options, provide multiple gift options and promotions, set custom taxes and manage prices, as well as control the shipping process.

12. Booking/ Appointment Scheduling 

It is an online booking system designed to help businesses streamline their scheduling and booking procedures. It also enables clients to make bookings anywhere, anytime with an option to cancel their bookings whenever they want.

The software also provides membership functionality, full admin control of the booking process, and customization booking page that can be added to your company website or Facebook page.

13. Freshservice: Customer Support

It is a cloud-based platform enabling companies to provide great customer service and support. It includes a robust ticketing system, accessible knowledge base, asset discovery, and CMDB. Freshservice is equipped with capabilities such as vendor management, incident management, problem management, change management and release management. It enables access and responds through multiple channels, automate all routine tasks, and let your team collaborate in order to find the best solution for each query.

14. HubSpot CRM: CRM

CRM tools are utilized by the organization to handle customer-related functions like sales, marketing to build strong relationships with customers. CRM manages stores and disseminates customer information from multiple interaction channels (phone calls, website visits, social interactions, emails, etc).

HubSpot CRM is designed to provide small businesses with everything they need to organize, track, and nurture leads and customers. The software offers massive integration with dozens of business apps and services and smoothly connects with HubSpot sales, marketing, and customer service.

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