Free Business Growth Tools

Here are some of the best FREE Business tools we have come across.

Check out our favorite FREE Apps, Tools and Training below!

Note: Links on this page are products we have personally used.  If the link does not work or the offering has ended please let us know on our contact form here.  Thanks.


Free Business Productivity Tools

  • Avast: Online Security and Password Reminder: https://www.avast.com/en-us/free-antivirus-download

  • Boomerang: Schedules gmail, reminds you to follow up with messages and tells you if emails are unopened – https://www.boomeranggmail.com/

  • Calendly: Online scheduling tool, syncs multiple calendars – https://calendly.com/

  • Evernote: Collect online information and categorize it to find later to develop content for your website that relates to customers – https://evernote.com/

  • Gmail: email, drive storage, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, online webinars, live stream to Youtube, photo storage, etc. gmail.com

  • Hubspot: Free email signature generator and small business CRM – https://www.hubspot.com/

  • MailChimp: Email collecting and broadcasting service.: free up to 2000 contacts – https://mailchimp.com/

  • Trello: Online project management and organizing tool – https://trello.com/

  • WaveApps: Online Accounting with Invoicing, Integrated Payments and Connects directly to your bank – https://www.waveapps.com/

  • Xmind: Mind mapping great for brainstorming projects or mapping out things like management structure and job descriptions – https://www.xmind.net/

 

 


Free Business Marketing Tools

  • Funnelytics: Map out your customer journey or your sales sequence— https://funnelytics.io/

  • Hootesuite: Social media scheduling and monitoring tool. Free for 3 accounts – https://hootsuite.com/

  • Keywords Everywhere: This is a Chrome browser plugin that allows you to see the keywords being used on websites so you can check what words you should include on your website, blog and marketing messages. https://keywordseverywhere.com/

  • VidIQ: Check stats of online videos including keywords and tags to better create videos that will rank for your business. – https://vidiq.com/

 


Free Business Graphics and Images

  • Canva: Online editor for books, social media, flyers and banners: – https://www.canva.com/

  • Pixabay: Online photos and graphics that can be used commercially without payments. https://pixabay.com/

  • Unsplash: Online photos sharing site for great photos that are royalty free and can be used commercially. https://unsplash.com/

 


Why do businesses offer business tools for free?

Great question! It depends on the business model they are using and their monetization strategies.  Here are a couple of top reasons companies may offer free business tools.

  1. Some businesses use the ‘freemium’ model.  They give you access to a basic version of what they offer hoping you will like it so much you will pay for an upgrade with additional features. Evernote, mentioned above is a great example.  They offer a free version that has space limitations.  If you use their product often, you may want more space and will willingly pay for additional features.
  2. Some businesses pay for their free offerings by selling ad space on their website.  Their ad revenue brings in enough money to support what they are offering.  For a great example, look at the weather channel at weather.com.  You’l see ads along the side, below the maps and even in the articles.