The free small-business productivity tools you can’t do without

In the midst of a digital disruption, most small businesses find it hard to evolve and grow. Thankfully, there are quite a few free productivity tools that your small business can benefit using. Here is tool stack that’s a must-have for your small business to go to the next level.

Google Drive

A cloud-based tool, Google Drive lets you create, edit and manage documents, spreadsheets and slides for free. The tool helps you to easily access your documents on the cloud, from your Gmail account.

Google Hangouts

Hangouts from Google helps you to have a live video call with up to ten people at a time. The tool helps you to share your screen as well as your presentations, during the call.

Trello

Organising and tracking the tasks performed by your team can be a frustrating process. Trello helps you to create boards where you can organise everything related to a particular activity or project. The tool helps you to create tasks, assign them to team members, share important files and track progress.

MailChimp

It’s a struggle for small businesses to create professional email templates. MailChimp provides a user-friendly interface where you can create professional and customised email templates and email campaigns for your business.

Hootsuite

Promoting your business on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is an essential. Hootsuite simplifies the process by helping you to populate your posts in bulk and schedule them for multiple social profiles.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics integrates with your website and helps you to know more about your site visitors. You can track the number of visitors you are getting, their location, the pages they visited and a host of other details.

Google Search Console

The free tool from Google helps you to track some of the key SEO errors on your site. The tool easily integrates with your site and provides some critical website data that you can use to improve your site’s search rankings

Evernote

The productivity tool helps you to take notes and share them with your team members. You can access these notes from anywhere and stay organised. The tool helps you to clip web pages and images with ease.

My Hours

The cloud-based tool helps you to manage the time spent by your team on each of the tasks. The free tool helps you analyse your team productivity and motivate them to do better.

Wave

Sending and managing client estimates and invoices can be a painful process. This free cloud-based tool helps you to manage all your invoicing on the go. It helps you make your invoicing hassle-free and productive.

Pocket

The tool helps you to manage your reading list while you are on the move. You can simply save a blog post or an article that you find online, in this free app. Create your reading list in Pocket and access it from anywhere.

Canva

You can’t build a brand without creating marketing collaterals that look professional and creative. Canva is a free tool that makes this process a breeze. The tool provides free templates, images, icons, shapes and illustrations that you can use for your designs.

Slack

The tool helps you to manage team communication with utmost ease. Slack is an innovative group chat tool that helps you to do away with internal email communication and improve team collaboration and productivity.

WeTransfer

You can use this tool to share large files online. The tool helps you to send files up to 2GB to anyone for free.

Pixabay

The online resource helps you with free professional stock images for your website and marketing collateral.

Abhishek Talreja, Digital Marketing Manager, Enterprise Monkey

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