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Online Tools You Need To Start Your Own Business

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Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Alice Jackson in Tools, Guest Posts

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Are you all set to get your feet wet in a new business? Are you overwhelmed by all the work you’ll be doing on your own? Well! Starting a business may sound excited, but at the same time, it's a great challenge to establish it as a successful enterprise.

Post globalization, the entire business world has changed drastically, with business from around the globe competing, irrespective of their geographical boundaries. There are well-established players as well as low or medium-sized startups, making the marketplace highly competitive. While big players are well on the budget and can spend millions on the establishment, business operations, product designing, and more importantly marketing; small businesses have limited resource using which they have to compete with business giants.

Thankfully, the latest technological innovations have provided small entrepreneurs/startups with some tools (most of them are either free or affordable) enabling them to challenge big players.

Every business wants qualified leads and earns more revenue. Big companies can afford to make their own custom solutions, but small or startups have to take care of their cost. But the technology has come up with great online tools that can help the startups to increase the productivity and sales. It can help them in getting the attention of investors and potential customers.

Here, in this post, we have compiled a list of tools that can help you in automating and simplifying many processes. Let’s discuss them in detail:

Yola — This tool lets you build a basic, professional website by picking a template and filling out a few simple forms. Once you have a rough outline, you can make changes in the design with the help of inbuilt editing tool. You can also integrate your site with other third-party services such as Google Maps, PayPal, etc.

Logo Maker Tool — Every business needs a logo for its brand identity. Designhill is a one-stop for your entire graphic design needs. You can get them done by highly skilled professionals. It has a simple yet powerful logo maker tool that helps you to design thousands of designs using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

Due — It is a payment solution company that helps the small business owners to accept secure online payments globally. It is known for its innovation in time- tracking and invoicing tools. In addition to this, it also provides automated reminders and multiple payment methods.

Shopify — It is one of the biggest e-commerce platforms with a user-friendly interface that allows businesses to sell their products both online and in person. It has a database of experts who can help you in creating a great looking store that can easily be integrated with other channels such as Amazon, eBay, Facebook, etc.

Website Monitoring Tool — Ensures your website is available from different locations and whether your website delivers the proper page content to the users. If there is a problem, the tool alarms you so you can react fast and minimize the damages. WebSitePulse offers one of the most customizable monitoring services in terms of both service and price on the market. Sign up for 30 days full-service free trial.

Basecamp — Want to be more organized and put everybody on the same page? Then this is a perfect tool for your company. Basecamp provides you a platform where you can manage all your projects and internal communications. It is a one-stop for the things that teams do together. The best thing about this tool is its ease of use. You can add projects and users in less than five minutes.

Google Analytics — Google Analytics needs no introduction. It is the most popular service provided by Google where you can analyze the data of your business at one place. You can easily track how many visitors are currently live on the website and what are they doing on your site.

Google Ads — It is an online advertising service — provided by Google — where businesses can connect with their target audience globally and check the data on a real-time basis. Creating a planned ads campaign can help the company in getting new potential clients.

Powtoons — Want to create impressive marketing videos? Thanks to Powtoons for coming up with a great idea of creating an excellent animated video online in a few minutes. This tool includes tons of inbuilt styles, characters, and backgrounds.

Hootsuite — It is a tool which is best known in the industry. It provides you a platform where you can manage the accounts of all the social media profiles at one place. It makes your social presence active with its features of automatic scheduling the posts, managing content and measuring the conversions

Salesforce — It's a CRM tool that helps the companies to keep their marketing, sales and support team on the same page by letting them share the information such as leads, sales invoice, tasks, reports, etc. This tool requires very little training as each tab is separated with easy to understand categories.

MailChimp — It is an email marketing platform where you can automate your emails, save and share the analytics, track subscribers and manage campaign schedule. It comes with its "Forever Free" plan which allows its users to send 12,000 emails in a month to 2000 subscribers for free. With this tool, you can connect with the targeted audience by sending them the right message at the right time.

Zenefits — Not all small companies can afford a dedicated HR person. So the burden of hiring, storing documents, benefits, etc. fall to the founders. Zenefits is a digital HR platform which helps the small businesses to manage their HR needs such as payroll, benefits, compliance, etc. at one place. By integrating your HR functions with Zenefits, you can focus on other things that matter the most.

Starting a business can be exciting but demanding too. Due to the cut-throat competition, you have to be flexible, speedy and agile. All these tools can support you to start your business best by keeping things organized and in a streamline.

So what are you waiting for? Don't let 2018 be just another year. Use these amazing tools and grow your business.

Don't forget to let us know which tool helps you the most in the comments below.

Alice Jackson is an editor and content strategist at Designhill, one of the leading graphic design marketplace. She writes on topics concerning blogging tips, start-ups, logo design, digital marketing, interactive content marketing, and copywriting.

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