Running a business comes with many different resposibilities and expenses. It seems we are immersed in an ever changing climate of internet, technology, and social media. It can be overwhelming to keep up. Not surprisingly, many businesses have sprung up to help us overcome these challlenges! These businesses know the struggles of the little guy and offer valuable services or technology for FREE! And don't we all love that 4 letter word? So, here we have it..
The 2013 Favorite 30 FREE Resources for Businesses
SlideShare Extremely versatile and effective way to get presentation slides out there on the web, so your ideas can be found and shared by a wide audience.
Pinterest Create boards, share content, get inspiration. Provides instant sharing option on Facebook and Twitter, embed the code to your website, and more!
Wix is a FREE publishing platform that helps you design and creates beautiful websites, Facebook pages, and mobile sites with just a few clicks. Use our drag & drop editor to easily create your own website. No coding or design skills needed!
Square Up Accept credit card payments anywhere with your iPhone, Android, or iPad with this app and card reader. Payment fees per transaction are optional.
Wave Free Online Accounting, Payroll, Invoicing, Personal
Paper doodling app for Ipads allows you to draw, take notes, and more! Additional brushes and add ons are available for purchase.
Evernote is an app that saves your ideas, things you like, things you hear, web URLs, videos, images, and more.
Outright helps small businesses and those who are self-employed with online bookkeeping through their exceptional accounting software.
CardMunch Take a picture with this app and a business card is converted to a contact in your phone automatically. It also shows you LinkedIn profile information and connections you have in common!
Lookout Mobile Security app can remotely wipe your phone or mobile device if it is lost or stolen.
Survey Tool Businesses can run email surveys that are easy-to-use and instantly start collecting results. All email surveys are 100% customizable including the 35 ready-made templates on Survey Tool.
You Send It The free lite version allows you to send files up to 50MB!
ShoeBoxed Organizes your business spending and can create a digital library of all your receipts!
SBA.org offers a HUGE library of resources, tools, forms, links, and support for small businesses. Help with everything from writing a business plan to finding venture capital.
Device Driven is free online photo editing software for those who don't have photoshop!
Marie Forleo is AWESOME! This fantastic website is full of videos, funny blogs, great photography, and helpful articles to inspire and motivate people (especially women) in business. Marie Forleo is part marketing genius, part mentor, part bulldog, and 100% Woman. Check her out, you'll love her too.
Meetup Groups are everywhere! Search your city for your interests to find a meetup group! It’s free to join and you’ll meet some great people with similar interests to yours. Great for networking, education, or just making friends!
IttyBiz website offers free E-books and marketing courses for small businesses. Great blogs, tips, advice, and consulting services are also available.
SEO: The Beginners Guide Free E-Book SEOMOZ.org offers this awesome free e-book on Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to help your website get found by the search engines.
Bookyards Download 30 Free E-books for business. Interesting collection.
Score has tons of free templates and tools for businesses.
Manta is a website that's a powerhouse of information on over 24 million businesses in the U.S. so it's great for market research when for B2B sales. Sort by industry, social media, business revenues, number of employees, locations, and more. Helps you define your market and you don't need a paid subscription.
LogMeIn is a great app for windows or mac users that enables remote access to your desktop computer from your mobile device or any other computer over the internet. Easy to use, 100% FREE!
Parcel is a nifty little app that can track all your postal shipments on your iOS device, without wasting time checking all the different websites.
Bump app lets you swap contacts and other content with nearby mobile devices over a Wi-Fi network. All you have to do is select what you want to share and "bump" the two devices together.
FormMobi is a free mobile app with the optional upgrade of $9.99 mo. Personalize forms (or build your own), draw CAD sketches, add photos, audio, and more. Then store data in the cloud or export it to any format.
Tripit is another free app that allows business travelers to keep track of all their trip arrangements in one place. The app also gathers weather updates, maps, and directions to make traveling a breeze.
Direct Corporation Search if a company name is available. Incorporation, trademarks, logo design, websites. This is a powerful website with lots of tools for businesses that are growing, want to grow, or are just getting started.
VYew allows you to meet and share content in real-time or at any time. The software allows you to upload images, files, documents, and videos into a room. Users can access and contribute at any time. Great for creative collaborations with fellow team members, no matter where their location.
Pachow is a quirky and humorous little blog that shares insightful business humor, marketing tips, and helps business professionals get inspired to think more creatively through clever writing and funny videos. Also known as 'practical' right brain rocket fuel.
WebsiteSetUp is a fun and easy way to learn how to set up your own website! It is made for beginners that is always up to date, has a step-by-step guide, platform-specific, and is free!
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