When it comes to running small to midsize businesses (SMB), you have to be prudent about budgeting for software. Here are some of the top free tools you should be taking advantage of right now.
Applicant Tracking by Zoho Recruit
Zoho Recruit is one of the best applicant tracking tools around. It allows a recruiter to track five open positions instantly and input, publish, and track jobs until you find the right candidate seamlessly. You can also email applicants with free email templates that can save you plenty of time in the long run.
Business Planning by EquityNet
If you’re looking for people to invest in your business, EquityNet is an excellent bet. It offers a free crowdfunding platform that can help you plan, analyze, and share your business plan with anyone willing to hear your pitch.
Helpdesk Software by Zoho Desk
Zoho offers feature-rich helpdesk software. The free version gives you a service team with different work modes, community forums, and the ability to rebrand specific visuals to fit your company’s needs. If you have slightly complex requirements, you might want to consider upgrading to the paid versions.
Website Builder by Wix
Every kind of business in the world today needs a website. But if your website needs are basic, using a free website builder such as Wix is a great idea. Wix helps you create a full-featured, mobile-friendly website without burning a hole in your wallet. The best part about it is that you can start with the free version and scale-up using a hosting web service.
Data Visualization by Tableau Public
Tableau Public is an excellent alternative to the feature-rich but expensive Tableau Desktop. The Public version has most of the same features like access to live dashboards, responsive visuals for mobile devices, and access to Google and Microsoft document managers. While you can share your visuals on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, you can’t pull information from as many data sources.
Document Management by Zoho Docs
The perfect partner to manage documents for a small business, Zoho Docs has great plug-ins to the rest of Zoho’s software ecosystem. You can have 25 users on the free plan that also includes 5 GB of storage per user.