Miscellaneous Tools for Small Business Owners

May 3, 2019

Virtual Toolbox

This is a list of miscellaneous virtual tools - from websites that help you build your company's website to apps that help you sleep - to help make life a little easier and more productive.

Belly - While customer loyalty programs work, they can be too much for most small businesses to handle by themselves. Enter Belly - a site that helps you create a loyalty program based on what your customer prefer, improving your chances of repeat customers.

Docracy - This site hosts an open source collection of legal documents, from employment contracts to basic service agreements. In addition, they offer free digital signing of legal documents.

Fiverr - This site is a marketplace of goods and services that start at $5, and can be a tremendous resource. You can find help for just about any task imaginable, from writing blog articles, packaging design, data entry, and more.

Flipboard - A free news app that allows you to pull in stories from your social media connections and topics you define. You can easily "flip" through stories and read only those that interest you.

Hubspot's Marketing Grader - All marketers wonder if the time, energy, and money they invest into promoting their business online is working. Hubspot provides a free marketing "grader" that can show you how well your website, blog, social media, and other digital efforts

LinkedIn – In addition to being one of the premier networking tools for entrepreneurs, LinkedIn offers numerous tools to help you get the most from the social network. These include the following, among others.

  • LinkedIn for Small Business - Growing your business takes customers, mentors, employees, and peers. LinkedIn is here too—to help you form and deepen important professional connections in just a few easy steps.
  • LinkedIn Pulse - Your daily news, powered by your professional world. Get insights and news, catered to you.
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator - Taps into the power of LinkedIn's network to help find and build relationships with prospects and customers through social selling.

My Oasis - Calming & Relaxing Incremental Game - Stress relief can be hard to find when there are so many things to do and you have so little time to spend for yourself. My Oasis is a relaxing game app created for people who need a break from life.

SleepTown - An app that can help you attain a healthy, regular sleep schedule. (Perhaps one of the most useful "tools" we all need.)  If you find yourself staying up late scrolling on your phone, or waking during the night and grabbing your phone, this app is for you.

SBA Online Courses - The SBA offers a variety of online courses to help you start and run your business.

Website Builder from Wix - A site that can help you create a full-featured, mobile-friendly website for your business.

WordPress - Open source software which you can use to easily create a website, blog, or app for your company.

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