Small Business Toolkit

When looking to improve business operations in 2016, the vast amount of small business tools available to you can be overwhelming.

That’s why we took it upon ourselves to create your Small Business Toolkit for 2016 which will advise you to the tools perfect for everything from accounting and human resources to email and social media marketing.

Let’s dive in!

File Sharing and Storage
Google Drive
This cloud-based file storage system is a great way to share work across teams. You’re not limited to just Google Docs either; you have the ability to share presentations, spreadsheets, and more. The best part is that multiple people can work on the same file at once.

Meetings and Communication
Skype
Skype has two great options for communication. The free option allows you to do group audio calls for up to 25 people. The Skype for Business option allows you to do online meetings, messaging, calls, and video with up to 250 people and utilize Outlook to send meeting requests. This option has payment plans as low as two dollars per user per month!

Time Management Tracking
Toggl
Project management gets so much easier when you use Toggl. This billable hour tracking tool uses one-click time tracking to relieve the stress of jumping from project to project. The fact you can organize your time by project, tags, or color coding makes this a helpful visual dashboard to assess your weekly and monthly productivity.

Accounting
Wave
Do you want to track more than $60 billion in income and spending for free? Wave allows invoicing, accounting, payroll, and payments to be done quickly and efficiently. It even can connect to your bank, PayPal, and more to reduce manual entries.

Email Marketing
Constant Contact
To perfect your email marketing game, you can try Constant Contact for 60 days free! Their basic email package also only starts at $20 per month, and it gets you all of their wonderful features like customizable templates, triggered emails, and tracking tools to improve your marketing strategy.

Social Media Management and Content Creation
Pagemodo
Easily manage your social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with Pagemodo. With suggested content for posts, customizable Facebook tabs, and helpful contest templates, you will have a thriving social media marketing strategy in no time. Best part? Our Post Designer tool helps you create beautiful and professional looking designs that you can leverage across social platforms.

Website Creation
Webs
Need a professional looking online presence for your small business? Webs have over 450 web design templates, ecommerce options, and stats to keep track of traffic to your site. Try it out for free then get all of its amazing features for a low monthly price.

Productivity
Evernote
Take notes wherever you go, on whatever device you are using. Evernote is another great way to share file attachments, reminders, and voice memos. It comes free or just $5 per month for their Premium service.

Human Resources
Zenefits
This cloud-based software allows you to manage benefits, compliance, and payroll. It also allows you to set up new benefits including FSA, HRA, and commuter options in minutes with the easy-to-use automated software.

Do you have favorite tools you want to share with other small businesses?
Share them in the comments!

About the Author: Deanna Zaucha is the Senior Content Marketing Specialist for Webs and Pagemodo, and also manages their social media presence. She can be found on the dance floor, or on her iPhone keeping up with trends in marketing and tech. Get more from Deanna on the Webs Blog, Pagemodo Blog, and Twitter.

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