5 Tools Your Small Business Needs

Running a business can get quite expensive, plus there are so many tools being developed every day - each with its own great functionality. With so many options, it can be confusing to choose the right one for your business. 

To help you, we've put together a list of 5 affordable tools that we believe will make running your small business easier and efficient whilst not breaking the bank. 

 

Slack 

Slack is a messaging platform that is made for the workplace, so that your team can always stay connected. Slack can be accessed on iPhone, Android as well as desktop devices. Their Free plan includes access to 10 000 of the teams recent messages in various chats, voice calls between team members and integrations with apps like Google Drive, Trello and Office 365.

Slack also has 3 paid packages, allowing you to upgrade as you scale. 

 

https://slack.com/intl/en-za/

 

 

Hubspot

Hubspot is a marketing platform that can help small businesses attract potential customers and help track and convert them into leads. 

Hubspot also has a free growth platform which includes:

  1. A sales hub which tracks the customer journey of your clients, 
  2. A marketing hub, where you can create emails, forms,  track conversions and even post to your social media platforms 
  3. A service hub - tracking and creating support tickets ensuring effective and efficient after sales service. 

 

Trello 

Trello is a project management tool allowing you to manage, collaborate and achieve your business goals. The Free plan is great to start off with and upgrade as your team,business and needs grow. Trello has apps for both iOS and Android users making it easy to keep track of your tasks in the palm of your hand. We also love Trello’s ability to integrate with apps such as Slack, Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote.

 

Mailchimp

Mailchimp is a marketing platform that can help you keep track, manage and connect with your target market. It allows you to send the right messages on various platforms to connect with your audience at the right time.

Mailchilmp helps build emails, social media ads, landing pages and more whilst also allowing you to integrate with platforms such as WooCommerce, Magneto, Shopify, Canva, Google Analytics and even Facebook. 

It’s a definite yes from us!

 

Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform that’s great for presentations, social media posts, documents and collaborating with your team in real time! With over 250 000 free templates to choose from, you can create just about anything your small business would need. 

Canva helps you save time and money whilst creating professional designs for your business. 

Their affordable premium package gives you access to stock images, allows you to upload your brand kit and even publish your social media posts to 7 different platforms. 

https://www.canva.com/

 

 

We hope this list has helped you discover tools to assist your business. Our team uses most of these apps regularly and we love that they are able to collaborate with each other making it easy to track our progress and productivity as a team. Drop us a DM on social media if you think we’ve left anything out and we’ll give it a try!



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