Free Small Business Resource

Written by on Mar 14th, 2016

Starting a business can be tough. Especially if you’re the sole owner running the show. Knowing how tough it can be prompted us to curate some awesome tools to help you with all aspects of running your business. These are just a few of the many great tools that are out there. We just thought we’d share some of our favorites! Hope you find them helpful!

Planning and Scheduling

Calendly – Scheduling appointments and meetings is super easy with Calendly.

Say goodbye to phone and email tag for finding the perfect meeting time with Calendly. It’s 100% free, super easy to use and you’ll love our customer service.

Scheduling | Pick – Scheduling

Pick takes the back and forth out of finding a time to meet by comparing calendars, regardless of email domain, and displaying mutual availability & scheduling.

Latergram.me – Upload and Schedule your Instagram Posts

Upload and schedule your Instagram posts from your computer or mobile phone. Search and regram other Instagram posts and manage multiple Instagram accounts.

Everyday Hustlin’ 2016 – Busy Building Things

This gigantic 24″ by 36″ calendar means you see all of 2015 in one glance. Build awesome habits by using Seinfeld’s “don’t break the chain” method.

Opstarts | Planning and forecasting without spreadsheets

A clear picture of your expenses, revenues, and cash position that lets you easily plan and compare scenarios vs actual results.

Business Plan Software

Plan for Success Over 90% of startups fail within the first 5 years. Knowlium aims to change that with a web application that guides you through the process of business discovery, planning and management. Accounting Integration Integrates with Xero accounting software to track actual financial progress compared to your goals.

Focuster – Focus management for entrepreneurs

Let Focuster automatically manage your schedule for you. All you need to do is focus on the next thing.

 

Time and Project Management

HiveFlux: Real-time task management and planning

HiveFlux helps teams to collaborate in projects by providing real-time task management, time tracking and planning for teams of all sizes.

Product Management Software · ProdPad ➜ Free Trial!

VP of Product at Uniregistry In the past 2 weeks starting to use ProdPad, I’ve never been more on top of our company’s product ideas because I finally have a good place to put them and work on them until they are ready for development.

Kanban Tool – Kanban Boards for Business | Visual Management Software

Kanban Tool is a simple and effective software for visual management. Empower your productivity with online Kanban boards for business. Start FREE trial!

Lavagna

Lavagna strives for simple user interface and experience. Using a combination of sock.js and stomp, the UI is updated in realtime, even when websocket is not available.

Online Project Management Software | Smartsheet

Smartsheet is an intuitive online project management tool enabling teams to increase productivity using cloud, collaboration, & mobile technologies.

Trello

Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It’s free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

Slack: Be less busy

Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

 

Client Acquisition and Management

Sales Force Automation and B2B Lead Generation Software

LeadFuze’s lead generation software automatically finds contact info for your ideal prospects, then delivers personalized email messages on autopilot!

Appointment Scheduling Software from MyTime

MyTime Scheduler is online appointment booking software built for your business. It’s an appointment calendar, client manager and communication center all-in-one.

LeadPages Software – Mobile Responsive Landing Page Generator

Turn your next idea into a published landing page in less than five minutes with LeadPages®. We have engineered the simplest landing page builder in the industry, so you can create, edit and deploy your next high-converting page without touching a single line of code.

Turn your website visitors into sales leads with Google Analytics

Leadfeeder is a sales lead generation tool that shows which companies visit your website and what they do there. Connect your Google Analytics and start a free trial.

LeadCrunch

High precision B2B leads using artificial intelligence

Find new clients on Twitter with LeadWagon

You want to boost your growth but this is really not easy to do. Every entrepreneur, every business is looking for new clients but how many of them know how to find them?

LeadIQ

INVITE FRIENDS NOW Earn up to $100 for each you refer.* Build prospect lists with one click Find and verify email addresses Enrich leads with social profiles and company info Sync to Salesforce CRM or save to Google Sheet

 

Finance and Accounting

Financial planning, goal-setting, time tracking, invoicing, and forecasting for freelancers.

Harpoon is a refreshing alternative to today’s complicated accounting tools. Set financial goals, track your time, bill your clients, and record your expenses without all the confusing options and bloat plagued by most other apps. With its beautiful interface and straight-forward approach, Harpoon was built for you, the business owner.

Pendium

A time and finance tracking tool for collaborating freelancers.

Better, Faster, Easier Financial Projections.

I’ve been featured or quoted about technology and venture capital in Fast Company, Wired, Fortune, MIT Technology Review, AdAge, Nieman Lab, The Next Web, Canvas8, Crain’s, Digiday, MediaPost, Forbes, and more.

Financial Modeling For Starups

I’m Taylor Davidson. I created the financial models behind Foresight as a resource for entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to spend less time on finance and more time on their products. The reason was simple. I started builing financial models in 1998 when I worked in private equity, and eventually moved into building financial models for startups at the first startup I worked for in 2000.

Thinknum – Financial Analysis

Financial data platform

Free Small Business Accounting Software | Wave

100% free online accounting made for small businesses. Not just a free trial, but honest-to-goodness free. Certified secure, and accountant approved. More than 400,000 businesses around the world trust Wave for accounting, invoicing, payroll and more.

 

Everyday Business Tools (Miscellaneous)

Google Inbox, now even better with Mixmax. | Mixmax

Track, automate, and enhance your emails with the essential productivity suite for Google Inbox.

Only on Kickstarter: THE LEADER’S GUIDE by ERIC RIES

Eric Ries is raising funds for Only on Kickstarter: THE LEADER’S GUIDE by ERIC RIES on Kickstarter! A 250-page exclusive book + a backer-only community for new and experienced practitioners of the Lean Startup principles.

Why You Should Try and Be Wrong (For the Right Reasons)

My guest today is a product strategist, user engagement master, former professional poker player, and an entrepreneur. He is a former Senior Product manager for eBay during their early years. He then moved onto VP of Product for Adchemy. His last job was VP of Product & UX for OPower.

 

This post was written by Jasmyne Epps

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