10 Tools Young Entrepreneurs Should Use For Their StartUp

Starting and running your own business may be hard due to plenty of reasons. Lack of knowledge and experience, limited financial resources or distance teamwork often comes in the way of growth and wealth.

While gaining experience is a question of time, the other problems can be solved with the aid of information technologies. Below you’ll find the list of software solutions that help entrepreneurs organize different business processes and have decent free or low-cost plans.

Tools for Entrepreneurs: 2018 List

Slack for Team communication:

One of the biggest challenges for any startup is the team-communication management. You might be using Gmail, Skype to interact with your team, or using Dropbox or Google Drive to share files with each other.

Slack is the solution to all the problem. Watch this video to understand how Slack works:

Create free Slack Account

HootSuite:

Hootsuite

As an entrepreneur and company soul, it’s your job to find the right tool for every task. Social media marketing is one of them, as it will help you to increase your brand visibility, gain trust and when your investor will see your social media pages, they will love your brand. Since your budget is limited, you should pick Hootsuite.

This is complete social-media dashboard, from where you can manage all your social media profiles including Google plus. This is one tool I use for managing multiple social media profiles of my blogs, and highly recommended. You can try for free using below link.

Try HootSuite for free

A good alternative to HootSuite is AgoraPulse 

Web Analytics (Google Analytics)

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a well-known solution that helps you monitor and analyze your website traffic. A detailed statistics shows you the web sources that bring you visitors and your audience characteristics.

You can set up a goal – the desired action a user should make – and track the efficiency of your website performance and advertising campaigns.

InspectLet: (Record Website Visitors action)

InspectLet Record User action on website

One of the common mistake most of the young entrepreneurs make is: They focus more on building & miss out looking at user experience. Inspectlet is one popular service that let you record & see how users are using your website. This is crucial as it helps you to make the actionable decisions for the growth of your website. Even a small change can lead to a significant revenue growth.

Check Out Inspectlet

GetSiteControl:  (Complete Suite of latest Web app)

GetsiteControl

GetSiteControl is the suite of tools that you can use from a single dashboard. Chances are you must have seen GetSiteControl usage on many popular sites. You can do following things:

  • HeatMap: Check how your users are clicking & interacting with your site.
  • Social media sharing buttons: Add web + mobile friendly social sharing button. Also supports adding Whatsapp + Send SMS button.
  • Welcome Mat: Welcome mat is one of the highly converting email subscription option.

They have a free & pro version. The free version offers basic yet offers all important tools they have at their disposal.

Sign-UP For GetSiteControl

SEMRUSH (Search Engine Marketing Tool)

https://youtu.be/-nPYGp7fYBE

SEMRUSH is a vital SEM tool for your web based project. If your business success is important for you, do watch the above video. You will learn many modern techniques of online marketing. Using SEMRUSH you can do various things like:

  • Do a complete site SEO audit
  • Find the Keyword that your competitors are ranking for
  • Social media analytics
  • Backlink auditing including taking care of Negative SEO
  • Export reports in .pdf Format
  • Analyze competitors display ads
  • Spot new publisher
  • Monitor Brand Mentions
  • Video Advertising Research

This is a great tool for every startup who are into web based project. This tool offers the complete suite of research, audit & actionable tools to improve your social & search visibility.

Check Out SEMRUSH ($99.95/month)

Fiverr (What can you get in $5)

Fiverr Marketplace

Fiverr is for those startups who have money crunch issues & looking to make their product, visibility professional. The big question is:

What can you get in $5?

At Fiverr, you can get many useful things like:

  • YouTube/FaceBook Intro Outro
  • Logo
  • Social media images including profile & covers
  • Virtual assistant
  • Fake testimonials (I hate it, but I have seen many users taking advantage of it)

Every job here starts ar $5 & this marketplace features people from all the walks of the life. The project which was started as just another freelancer marketplace is not helping numerous Start-UP’s & entrepreneurs to run their business online.

Check out offerings on Fiverr

InterCom:

intercom

Intercom is one service that is helping Entrepreneurs to automate tons of their tasks & it offers features which will help you grow your business even with the limited workforce.

What can you do with Intercom?

Intercom offers various tools such as:

  • Live Chat for Acquiring the potential customers
  • Engage for Marketing automation.
  • Get customer feedback

They offer 14 days free trial & I highly recommend you to take their trial. Many of the popular companies like MaxCDN, Kinsta are using Intercom to grow their business.

Take Free Trial of InterCom

G Suite for Email

Google Apps

A popular choice for creating professional Email account under your domain name. With G Suite, your team can collaborate using numerous apps such as Google Drive, Excel, Email to name a few. They charge $5/user, and you should have at least 2-3 professional email address for your company.

Sign up for G Suite

Customer Surveys

SurveyMonkey

Survey Monkey allows you to be truly client-oriented and learns the most about your customers. Using this service, surveys are extremely easy and quick to organize. There are templates at your disposal that let you create a new research in just a few steps. The answers are validated and converted to graphics and can be downloaded to your PC or printed.

Social Media Analytics

Social Mention monitors your company presence in social media: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and other web resources. You can choose whether to check your popularity in blogs or find out questions and videos about your product. It also calculates the company’s influence in the online community and defines brand strength and reputation. The automated alerts system helps users constantly keep track of social buzz.

Do share your recommended list of tools for Entrepreneurs? If you find this list worthy, do consider it on Facebook & linkedIn.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

16 thoughts on “10 Tools Young Entrepreneurs Should Use For Their StartUp”

  1. Maninder @ HackTik.com

    Well, these are mostly related to Online entrepreneurs.All of those who are into offline kind of business may not be using all these. They may in fact will be relying on some offline promotions more than the online tools.

    1. You are right up to the point: both online and offline businesses need to manage payments and schedule employees shifts. And the online tools mentioned here will be a great help for offline entrepreneurs as well.

    1. Well, unify all the listed features is a hard task indeed. Working in TeamLab, I can tell you that CRM, Email and Invoicing will be included soon. This way the service will include the following sections: Project management, Collaboration, Documents, Instant Messaging, CRM, Email, Invoicing – close enough to all-in-one solution.

  2. when it comes to CRM, I will say that SugarCRM & vTiger, are definitely the best and the beauty is that both are in opensource category. You need not to pay anything for these CRMs.

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you like it. Social Mention is really worth trying. It may operate very slowly sometimes – don’t get surprised – a new service, not polished yet.

  3. why have u preferred Zoho for email solutions, Google Apps is still the best one and offers innumerous number of apps to integrate with.. most of the other tools u have mentioned can integrated in Google Apps

    1. Zoho just offers one of the best services in relation price-quality. Google Apps are very popular, you are absolutely right. My aim was to offer you the platforms that have more specific features that G Apps don’t provide.

  4. By the way, there are a few tools to monitor your presense in web:
    Google Email Alert System, TweetDeck, Technorati.

  5. Great list, Harsh! Keep going!
    We are currently using Teamlab for online collaboration and quite satisfied with it, eespecially now they’ve launched Online Docs Editor and we can forget about Google Docs.
    Google Analytics is a must. There is nothing to add here. I really can’t imagine that someone can do without it.
    After your post I started thinking over the Social Media Analytics – seems to be a useful tool.

  6. Great roundup. Scheduling and mobile access to email, contacts, calendars are other important things an entrepreneur needs.

  7. Harsh, thank you for sharing the most basic requirement that we need overall once the project is implemented. These apps do fulfill the immediate needs of any start-up. But, you have missed out on the time management part. Any suggestions on it?

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