5 Free Essential Small Business Tools

Running a small business can be hard, but luckily there is lots of help available. Some of it is even free. These small business tools can help you with everything from doing your taxes to managing your social media accounts.

Hootsuite

Handling several social media accounts can be tough, especially when you don’t have a separate social media specialist to take over. If you are tired of spending hours each day posting to multiple accounts, let Hootsuite help. According to iMedia Connection, this social media management system makes it easy to handle several accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn. Not only does it make it possible for you to post to multiple channels at once, but it also lets you schedule posts in advance and monitor what people have been saying about your business through social media.

Google Analytics

Ice Nine Online advises business owners to use Google Analytics to find out where website visitors are coming from and how long they are staying on each page. This way, you know whether you need to improve your website’s design, content, user experience, or other components. This small business tool is both free and easy to use, so you can’t go wrong with it.

Zoho Invoice and Time Tracker

This tool makes it easy for business owners to make invoices, but according to Fast Company, that’s not all it does. It can also track your expenses, time, and regular bills. Zoho is available as both a web and mobile app, and like many other small business tools, it has a mixture of free and paid features. In particular, you can use it for help billing five clients for free.

HupSpot’s Marketing Grader

If you’re not sure your business stands when it comes to your blog, social media, or SEO, HubSpot’s Marketing Grader will tell you. EnMast points out that this small business tool grades your overall marketing strategy. All you have to do is enter your website address and email address to get a free report on how you can improve.

Freemind

Deluxe lists Freemind as one of many small business tools that can help with your marketing plan. It specializes in making brainstorming easy on you and your team since you can all record your ideas for marketing your business. As soon as you use Freemind to collect your ideas, this tool can help you organize them in order of priority and viability, so it’s great if you are tired of having lots of random ideas floating around with no choice of implementation.

Do you have any other free small business tools that you can recommend?

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