5 Inexpensive Online Tools to Get Your Business Off the Ground

Alexa Engelhart
By Alexa Engelhart

Canva

Canva is an easy to use DIY design website for both personal and business uses. Canva gives you free templates so you can create posters, social media ads, infographics, business cards and countless other necessities for advertising your business. All you have to do is sign up and then you are good to go. If you want to get even more out of Canva you can buy premium designs at low price. This year they launched Canva for Work which makes it easier for brands to create uniform marketing materials, social graphics, letterhead etc. It’s perfect for companies without a design on hand. 

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Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media management tool that lets you save time by allowing you to plan out social media posts weeks in advance. Using Hootsuite you can easily manage all your major social media channels, and for an inexpensive cost. With this great tool you can respond to customers, track mentions, and organize posts across all of your networks. When you outgrow the capabilities of Hootsuite you can upgrade to a larger plan so you can keep your social media advertising running as smoothly as possible.

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Buzzsumo

Buzzsumo is a website that helps you find relative and trending content from all corners of the web. On the free version you can search key terms to see what types of content are trending the most. This allows you to decide what types of content to write in order to receive the most engagement from your viewers. Creating content has never been easier, you can find content with this tool then create a design for the cover picture on canva, and schedule the post for social media on Hootsuite.

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Evernote

When it comes to organizing notes and documents for your business, Evernote has all the functions you need. Create multiple notebooks to separate work from personal, download PDFs from the web directly into Evernote, and upload photos. Evernote can do it all and it’s free for basic users. When it comes to note taking and organization Evernote takes the cake. Evernote even lets you turn notes and images directly into slides, so you can create a presentation when you are on the go.

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Asana

When it comes to project management and keeping all team members in the loop Asana provides the assistance you need. With Asana, you can easily create and assign tasks to either yourself or other team members. Everyone is connected so you can update your progress as you go and add comments to assignments you’re working on. The system is very flexible to use, you can easily adjust deadlines and add or drop members. Asana is free for teams of up to 15 people.

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With these tools your new business will be off to a great start. All five of these websites can work together to streamline efficiency and keep your business running smoothly. If you have a larger budget, the paid versions of these websites will be even more helpful for taking your company to the next level.

 

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Alexa is a Content Marketing Strategist at Power Digital Marketing who works with a wide range of clients on web copy creation, landing page strategy, email marketing, and blogging efforts. She loves working hand-in-hand with other digital marketing channels and departments to get the best results for her clients!