14 Resources and Tools Every Small Business Needs

Updated: Jun 21

Introduction

We all know how time consuming creating and operating a business can be. Below are 14 tools we use nearly on a day-to-day basis. From cloud storage to paraphrasing, elevator pitches to logo design, we all need a little help from somewhere. Check out our picks below!


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Notion

Notion is a place where you can think, write, and plan all in one place. Capture ideas, manage projects, or even operate a full company – all while doing it your way.


Free Version: Yes
Website: notion.so



Dropbox

Dropbox is a file hosting service that is sometimes known as "cloud storage." Though there are numerous rivals, such as Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Sync, and Google Drive, Dropbox is one of the oldest and most popular cloud storage services available today.


When you subscribe to Dropbox, you are allotted a certain amount of storage space in an online server known as "the cloud." After installing the Dropbox app on your PC, mobile device, or both, any files that you store in your Dropbox locally will be copied to the Dropbox server as well.


Free Version: Yes
Website: dropbox.com


Google Drive

Google Drive is a free cloud-based storage service that allows users to upload and download files. The service syncs papers, images, and other data across all of the user's devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers.


Google Drive is compatible with Google Docs, Gmail, Android, Chrome, YouTube, Google Analytics, and Google+, among other services and systems. Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, Box, Dropbox, and SugarSync are all competitors for Google Drive.


Free Version: Yes
Website: drive.google.com


Google Workspace

All Google Workspace services, like G Suite, feature a personalized email address for your company and collaboration tools including Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, and more. Visit our plans and pricing page for more information.


Free Version: Yes
Website: workspace.google.com


Canva

Canva is a free visual design app that lets you make invites, business cards, brochures, lesson plans, Zoom backgrounds, and more using professionally designed templates.


Canva has thousands of free, professionally designed templates that can be altered with just a few clicks thanks to its drag-and-drop interface. Simply upload your photographs to Canva, drag and drop them into your preferred template, then save the file to your computer.


Free Version: Yes
Website: canva.com


PickFu

PickFu is an online market research platform with a vast and diversified respondent pool situated in the United States. PickFu allows you to split test crucial creative options and ideas against your target audience and obtain market response in minutes.


Free Version: Yes
Website: pickfu.com


Quillbot

Quillbot is a paraphrasing tool created in 2017. Quillbot rewrites content using machine learning and artificial intelligence. Quillbot is a useful solution whether you're creating new material for your website, writing a school paper, or summarizing articles. It's available through a web browser and Word, Chrome, and Google Docs add-ons.


Free Version: Yes
Website: quillbot.com


Storyblocks

For as little as $30 a month, Storyblocks is a subscription stock footage service that gives users unrestricted access to millions of videos, audio, photos, After Effects templates, animated backgrounds, and Premiere Pro templates. All of the files you receive are royalty-free and can be used in any of your projects indefinitely.


Free Version: No
Website: storyblocks.com


Fiverr

Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelancing services based in Israel. Fiverr is a website that allows you to post and apply for tiny one-time projects, or gigs, online. The platform's job listings include a wide range of topics, from "get a well-designed business card" to "help with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and jQuery."


Free Version: No
Website: fiverr.com


Peerspace

Peerspace is a peer-to-peer marketplace for event, conference, and production space booking. Peerspace, a privately held corporation founded in February 2014, operates in the Atlanta, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.


Free Version: No
Website: peerspace.com


Sprout Social

Sprout Social is a marketing management solution that assists individuals, small and developing enterprises, full-service and specialist agencies, and big corporations in integrating and partnering with social media platforms.


Sprout Social can be used as a one-stop shop for managing everything related to your social media marketing, including content curation, publishing, scheduling, reporting, and analytics, rather than updating and working with each of your profiles individually on the providers' websites.




HubSpot E-mail Signature Generator

It's in the name haha. Create a free email signature template with their easy-to-use generator. It works with HubSpot, Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, Yahoo Mail, and more.


Free Version: Yes
Website: https://www.hubspot.com/email-signature-generator


YouTube

This is arguably the greatest tool and resource known to man. It's home to the knowledge of close to anything and everything you'd ever want to learn about. It's easy to go down a rabbit hole, learning about things you never even knew existed the day prior. We all love YouTube.


Free Version: Yes
Website: youtube.com
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