Setting up a business can be costly, even if you work from home the cost of expensive software can soon spiral. Thankfully there are a whole host of free online business tools available for small businesses. Make sure you are taking advantage of these free software solutions.
LastPass.com is a free password manager. It’s hard to keep up with all the passwords needed for everything so free password managers are a must for any small business. LastPass will generate and manage secure passwords so you’ll never have to worry about them again. LastPass also includes password generation tools, automatic form filling, as well as automatic login/password completion.
Hootsuite is a social media management tool that allows users to schedule and post updates to any page or profile for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, WordPress etc from the Hootsuite dashboard. Main features include direct posting to social profiles, social content apps for additional profiles, scheduled posting, multiple profile management, targeted messaging, organisation assignments and analytics. https://hootsuite.com/
Canva is a free graphic design tool that uses a drag and drop format and provides access to millions of photographs, vectors and illustrations. It has everything you need to create amazing design.
Pixabay is a website for sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, so you can use any of the images without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes.
Evernote is a free app for your smartphone and computer that allows you to store everything you need, get organised, take notes etc and it syncs seamlessly between your devices.
Grammarly is a free grammar checker app that uses AI to detect grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and punctuation. It even identifies words that have been used in the wrong context.
MailChimp is a really great tool for creating marketing emails, newsletters, Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns. You also get free reports and data insight so you know how your campaigns are performing.