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5 Incredibly Useful And Free Online Tools For Business

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Website Kuel Life Thought Leader, RuthAnn Bowen

When it comes to running your business online, having a website is one of the biggest tools, of course.

But there are also so many other online free resources that you can implement to make running your business a breeze.

“Mark time as “busy” so it can’t be double-booked and add different colors to different calendars to keep them all straight.”

Here’s a list of the top 5 free online business tools that I use on a daily basis.

5 Free Online Tools:

1. Google Calendar:

When it comes to time blocking, setting up recurring meetings, notifications, editing and deleting events, etc. Google calendar truly has it all. You can even sync Zoom to it so if you set up a Zoom meeting it automatically shows up in your calendar.

Mark time as “busy” so it can’t be double-booked and add different colors to different calendars to keep them all straight. (If you don’t already have a free Google account you’ll need to set one up to get access).

2. Headline Generator:

This Chrome Extension is perfect for those who write often and need an attention-grabbing headline. Simply type in the subject of what you need a headline for and it automatically generates multiple ideas of headlines for you.

3. Screencastify:

You can also add this Chrome Extension giving you the ability to record screen videos. You can record up to five minutes for free; longer than that and you’ll need to upgrade. It creates good quality videos you can use for social posts, communicating with clients, quick tutorials for courses, and more!

“The options for making social media graphics are endless”

So Many Options Available:

4. Canva:

Hands down one of the best online resources for any business that needs to create, well, anything. I highly recommend getting the Pro version, but you can still do quite a bit with the free version. The options for making social media graphics are endless as well as your own business cards, flyers, banners, mock-ups, marketing pieces, and so much more.

5. Wave:

Looking for accounting software that won’t break the bank? Wave offers a free version that deserves looking into. If you’ve paying out the nose for Quickbooks and are tired of paying a monthly fee plus service fees then give Wave a look. I made the switch last year and I couldn’t be happier. It provides all the reports I need and then some. I don’t miss Quickbooks at all.

Finding free online business tools that make running your business easier is a must in today’s fast-paced, digital world. These five are a good start. What ones are your go-tos?

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RuthAnn Bowen

About the Author:

Ruthann Bowen, founder and owner of WIX DesignHer, is a creative and business-minded web designer located in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is also the author of “The Female Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating a Website in a Weekend.” She works with small businesses and female entrepreneurs building beautiful, modern websites which accurately represent clients’ brands. As a WIX expert, she teaches business-related classes showing people how to design using the easy drag-n-drop website building platform. Exercising the experience gained from her background in PR, she also holds workshop