With your business, you’re undoubtedly busy.
Every business needs tools and resources that can both make your job easier and save or make you money. Of course, online there are thousands of tools you could be using, but many are over-the-top flashy while others are incredibly expensive. How do you know which online tools will help your business thrive?
We’ve taken to the web to uncover five of the hands-down best, free online tools for your business. No matter how big (or small) your business is, these tools will help you get more done for free!
Project management with Trello
Whether your business employees hundreds of people or just a handful, managing your work online can make the job easier. Trello acts as futuristic, digital sticky notes for assigning and managing tasks, checking-in with both employees and customers or clients, and more. It’s free for limited usage, then just $5 a month for each employee.
Video and phone conferencing with Skype
Skype has become the go-to technology for long distance video conferencing, but what many people don’t realize is it’s great for phone conferences as well. No matter where your customers, clients, or business partners are in the world, Skype makes it fairly painless to stay in-touch. Best of all: it’s free to start using and if you need additional functionality calling rates are as low as $0.99 a month.
Online analytics tracking with Google Analytics
Knowing how your customers are finding your business online—and which of your services they’re most interested in—is essential these days for business success. Tracking that information is now easier than ever (and free) with Google Analytics.
Access your business from anywhere with LogMeIn
Even if you have all of your important business documents in the cloud, being able to access your business system remotely—from anywhere, as long as you have Internet access—can help alleviate stress. LogMeIn offers a free trial for you to login, manage, and support your business systems wherever you go.
Accounting and payroll in the cloud with Wave
Wave makes it easy to manage invoices, accounting, and payroll, anywhere in the world. Send customized, professional invoices, and manage your business books straight from the Wave website, for free. If you want to manage payroll Wave does that too, for $5 a month per employee.
Have a free online tool your business swears by? Let us know in the comments.