Top 15 Free Tools to Grow Your Small Business

I tend to find the holiday season as not only a time to appreciate family, but a time to appreciate and evaluate myself. I know most take new year’s resolutions as a joking goal to never actually get completed, trust me I do too sometimes! I however think that it is fantastic to use the start of the new year as a time to set a goal and make a change.

One great thing to think about at the start of the new year is your business. With the season of sales and gift giving, there is no better time to pick up a new tool or two to really add some pizazz to your business. Designed by Kelly not only uses, but utilizes many tools for a variety of reasons, all with their own benefit!

We have administrative tools like Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google My Business to help keep things organized and accessible. They all have a basic free feature system but do require payment for the upgrade and its features. In the season of giving I would like to mention that Google offers a free G Suite to non-profits! They supply benefits such as a professional email, cloud storage and even more! They have G suites for business and enterprise!

Moving away from admin tools we also have a variety communicative tools! There are so many great options out there for keeping in touch and making collaboration a breeze! Some of the tools we use are Slack, Loom,

Zoom, Trello, Mailchimp. and Constant Contact. These tools not only allow us to stay in contact with each other as well as our clients but allows us to easily branch out and create new connections!

Speaking of new connections, what greater way is there to meet new people or reach a new demographic, then social media? All these fantastic places can be used to expand your reach and show off more aspects of your business! Our most popular platforms are Facebook, Instagram, and Planoly for posting. These are all fantastic places to expand your reach and show off more aspects of your business!

Now during the holiday season I’m sure we all experience this where we see something in stores or online and immediately fall in love. The perks of beautiful design and advertising are limitless, they give products a certain magnetism. Some of my personal favorite image and design tools are Canva , Unsplash and FontSquirrel. These programs all assist in adding a nice flare to everything you put out!

If you need tips on how to make these free tools work for you, let us know! For an even more in depth look at my personal favorite free resources Check out my top 40 free resources.

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