23 free online resources for your small business

When running your own business, you are handling many job roles in one, which takes a lot of energy and time. To make your life a little easier,  we put together a list of free online tools that could help to manage your workload and time better:

FINANCE

1.Money Dashboard

This free online UK personal finance management service allows you to view all your online financial accounts in one place. You can not only view, but also analyse past transactions and budget for the future.

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2. Waveapps

This cloud-based software for small businesses offers invoicing, accounting, payroll, payments and personal finance services. The service is built for nine or less employees meaning it’s ideal for freelancers, contractors, entrepreneurs and any business owners with less that nine team members.

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3. Pandle

Pandle is cloud-based bookkeeping software for UK small businesses. Simple to use, yet comprehensive in its capabilities, it removes the stress of bookkeeping by streamlining every process.

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COLLABORATION

4. Google Hangouts

Hangouts is Google`s very own communication platform which includes instant messaging, video, SMS and VOIP. It`s a great free tool, not only for communication with your team but also for marketing webinars.

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5. Skype

Skype provides free video chat and voice call services and allows its users to exchange digital documents as images, text, video and any others. Much of the service is free, however if you are planning to use it for calls to mobile or landline phones, credit purchase is required.

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6. Slack

Slack is a free online platform that connects teams with the apps, services, and resources they need to get work done. Launched in 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application in history. Millions of people around the world use Slack to bring their teams together, make sense of their work, and drive their business forward.

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7. Deekit

Deekit is a collaborative canvas, a whiteboard where your team can draw, write, edit or add other content together in real-time. It’s an unlimited space that sets you no limits, you can work on things visually together on any device no matter where you are.

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EMAIL

8. MailChimp

The free email marketing service accessible both via the website and a mobile app. The features and integrations allow you to send marketing emails, automated messages and targeted email campaigns and provide detailed reports to help you improve over time.

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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

9. Buffer

Buffer lets you to schedule you social media updates via Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and reminders for Instagram. With the free subscription you can get up to 10 updates per day – if you want to increase the volume, paid subscription options are available.

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10. Hootsuite

The platform provides free social media update scheduling service with great reporting features. With the free subscription you can get up to 3 social profiles with basic analytic reports and scheduling and the ow.ly URL shortener.

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11. Bit.ly

Bit.ly is a link management platform. The platform shortens 600 million links per month for use in social networking, SMS, and email.

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12. IFTTT

IFTTT is a free web-based service that people use to create chains of simple conditional statements triggered by changes that occur within other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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WEB DEVELOPMENT

13. WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system WordPress is the most popular blogging system with more than 60 million websites. The web-based platform is a user-friendly tool that allows you to use a variety from sophisticated features – quite a lot of them completely free.

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14. Wix

Wix is a cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create web sites and mobile sites through the use of their online drag and drop tools. Wix is built on a freemium business model, earning its revenue through premium upgrades.

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15. Weebly

Weebly is a web-hosting service featuring a drag-and-drop website builder. The platform is very user friendly and ideal to build simple websites for small businesses.

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CLOUD STORAGE

16. Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronisation service allowing its users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators.

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17. WeTransfer

WeTransfer is a cloud-based computer file transfer service. The core service is free, with more features available for premium accounts.

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PRODUCTIVITY

18. Toggl

Toggl’s time tracker is built for speed and ease of use. Time logging with Toggl is so simple that you’ll actually use it. Toggl drives a stake in the heart of timesheets.

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19. Rescue Time

With so many distractions and possibilities in your digital life, it’s easy to get scattered. RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.

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STOCK PHOTOS

20. Pexels 

Covering over 30,000 free stock photos and every month at least 3,000 new high resolution photos will be added. All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by users or sourced from free image websites. All published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0.

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21. Pixabay

Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes.

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22. Life of Pix

The site offers free high-resolution stock photos, for personal and commercial use. New pictures are added weekly.

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23. Death to the Stock Photo

The site offers free, high res photos delivered to your email every month.  A % of the profit from Premium Memberships pours right back into our community, to fund photography trips, creative projects, and adventures for our members around the world.

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