25 FREE Business Resources
Who loves FREE stuff? Pretty much everyone especially when you’re building a business! I’ve learned over the years that just because something is free doesn’t mean it isn’t of value to my business. That’s not to say all free tools are good, only that there are some great resources available. Ask your colleagues and check out this list.
25 Free Business Resources
- Testimonials – Ask your clients for a testimonial about their experience working with you and publish it on your website, social media, and print marketing materials like flyers and brochures.
- YouTube – Create videos that answer your client’s most commonly asked questions.
- Blog – Write articles about community news (if you’re a locally based business), news about your business, tips your clients and target clients would find useful, and answer commonly asked questions.
- Press Releases – Google “free press release” for literally millions of websites where you can post press releases about your business like a new website, a ribbon cutting, hiring a new employee, and new product releases.
- Social Media – Share blog posts, YouTube videos, testimonials and more on free social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Listings – It doesn’t cost anything to list your business on Yelp, Google+, and other listings websites and it makes it easier for customers to find you.
- Unroll.me – Do you have too many email subscriptions? Use unroll.me to manage and unsubscribe from unwanted emails.
- Egg timer – Countdown timer to help you stay on task
- Freshbooks – Free time tracking and accounting software
- MailChimp – Email newsletter provider for up to 2,000 subscribers
- Freedcamp – Collaboration tool for teams
- Basecamp – Project management software
- Mint.com – Online budgeting tool
- Evernote or Google Keep – Note taking and list making app
- Pandora or iHeartRadio – Listen to tunes while you work.
- SurveyMonkey – Ask clients questions to learn more about them and get feedback about your services and products.
- Docusign – esignature documentation
- Highrise – Lead tracker and email organizer
- Trello – Collaboration tool for teams
- 99 Designs – Need a new logo or web design? Run a contest to receive submissions from multiple designers.
- Shopify – Set-up your online shopping cart.
- Dropbox – Cloud storage that includes shareable folders and linkable documents.
- Google Analytics – Wants to know how people are finding your website online? You need this on your website!
- Streak – Track, schedule, and send emails to prospects, clients, and networking contacts with this tool you install in your email program. I use this at my office and love how streamlined my communication has become.
- Hootsuite – It’s not enough to set up business pages, you have to share content. Use this free tool to schedule social media posts.
Anything you need for your business is probably available in a free, online or app version. All you have to do is search for it. I hope this list is helpful!
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