For most small business entrepreneurs, online tools serve as a boon. These tools are the reason they can tackle the major giants of the market and survive in this competitive world.
The lack of manpower and financial resources faced by these small businesses are more or less nullified by the use of these tech tools. These might look too petty on the eye but their potentials are huge when used in the right way. Let’s take a quick peek at a few of them now.
This application is a form of a trip planner. It helps you create a detailed travel itinerary that can be accessed anywhere anytime through the mobile or the PC web. Ideal for planning your employee or your own business trips. There’s a free version of Tripit available as well.
Trello aids in workplace collaboration. This one’s particularly beneficial if you have remote employees scattered all across the globe working on a single project. Trello can help you keep every ongoing of a project under one roof.
Basecamp is a bit similar to the Trello tool mentioned above. It’s a project management tool that helps you organize, assign and manage tasks effectively and easily.
Like the name suggests, this tool can help you manage your company expenses effectively and conveniently. By using Expensify, you will be able to create records of all your company expenses and till be able to refer to them anywhere anytime you want.
5. Google Drive
Google Drive lets you store important data that can be accessed anywhere anytime as per your wish. It’s convenient and easy to use. Data can be downloaded in a jiffy as well either on the mobile or on the PC.
Google Drive is a safe place for storing sensitive and confidential company data. It’s also free to use at the same time.
It’s another tool similar to the Google Dropbox capable of storing all your important company data and files in an organized way. Dropbox is absolutely safe for data storage.
Accessing data anywhere anytime from the Dropbox won’t be a problem as long as you have an internet connection (either mobile or broadband).
7. Microsoft OneDrive
Similar to Google Drive and Dropbox mentioned up above, Microsoft OneDrive is a form of a storage application that helps users store as well as share data (such as videos, photos and documents) online to anyone on the internet for any reason whatsoever.
8. Apple’s iCloud
It’s a web and mobile-based application that allows users to store various information on its platform. Data stored on the iCloud can be accessed anywhere anytime you want as per requirement. All you’ll be needing is the most obvious internet connection and an Apple device (such as the iPhone or the iPad).
Email marketing and social media tools
This is an email marketing tool which helps businesses in sending automated messages, newsletters and mails to targeted users in specific marketing. MailChimp is easy and convenient to use; it requires almost no prior technical knowledge for complete accessibility.
10. Constant Contact
This is considered the most popular social media management platform for managing social media campaigns. More than 10 million people use Hootsuite for effective management of their social platforms.
Customer support and management
12. API.AI (for chatbot development)
Chatbots are considered the new fad of the business world. Effective automated customer support having a human touch are no longer a part of the fiction. They are a very part of the reality.
API.AI helps users develop a chatbot and integrate it with various messaging apps such as the Facebook Messenger, Skype, etc. with relative ease.
So that more or less sums things up for now. Hope you had a good read. Ciao!