We have compiled a selection of free tools for small business that are designed to help your business adapt to the new normal.
- SurveyPlanet | Online Survey Tools
- Social Media Strategies | Strategy Event Recording
- JLL Global Research | Regenerative Workplace Report
- AARP | Skills Builder for Work Courses
- TikTok for Business | #SmallBizBlockParty
- Evernote Scannable | Document Scanning and Organization App
- Tableau | Data Visualization Software
- Toggl Track | Time Tracking Software
- Microsoft | Power BI Free Version
- Clear Angel | Automated Investor Free Trial
- Yahoo! | Malwarebytes | Protection from Yahoo!
- EquityNet | Crowdfunding Platform for Business Plan Development
- Zoho Recruit Applicant Tracking
- Wave | Accounting Free Accounting Software
- Wrike | Project Management Software
- Join.me | Video Conferencing One Month Free Trial
- CyberGhost | Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Trial
- Verizon | Small Business Webinar Series
- Womply | Fast-track your Paycheck Protection loan
- NAV | CARES Act SBA Loan Calculator
- Nextdoor | Free Business Page
- PandaDoc | Free Legally Binding e-Signatures
- Moonlighting | Free Access to Business Profile & Hiring
- Meero Photography Solutions | Transfer up to 20 Gigabytes with 3 Months of Validity
- Atlassian | Free Cloud-based Jira, Confluence, Jira Service Desk and Jira Core
- SEMRUSH | Free Social Media and Lead Generation Tools
- SANS | Security Awareness “Securely Working from Home” Deployment Kit
- REV | Free, Unlimited Call Recorder App
- Lucidchart | Free Account with Library and Templates
- 1800Accountant | Free Help to Navigate the Cares Act
- ClientBooks | 30-days Free
- Bill.com | Run Payable and Receivables Remotely
- Breezy HR | Free Video Interviews & Assessments
- Box and OneSpan | Free Tools for Farmers
- Emsisoft and Coveware | Ransomware Protection
- ShareAble for Hires by TransUnion | 20% Off Background Checks
- Fingerprint for Success | Quiz: What’s your remote team communication style?
- Small Business Administration (SBA)| All Small Mentor-Protégé program
- PerfectServe | Free Communication Software and Services
- My Own Business Institute (MOBI) | Online Certification Courses
- Khan Academy | Entrepreneurship Interviews
- Curogram | Virtual Clinic Communication Platform
- JAMA Network | Free Continuing Medical Education (CME)
- Starbucks | Free Coffee for Health Care Workers
- Stewart Leadership | Free On-Demand Webinars to Build Leadership and Teams
- RetailNext | Free Tool to Measure Occupancy Levels
SurveyPlanet | Online Survey Tools
SurveyPlanet allows users to build surveys that are more creative and authentic to reach their marketing goals. Among the many advanced features in their free plan are unlimited surveys, questions and responses; anonymous surveys; and pre-written surveys.
Social Media Strategies | Strategy Event Recording
The Global Strategic Management Institute hosts multiple social media conferences around the world for leadership training and executive decision-makers. This link offers free access to a past event that features topics on branding, influencers, best practices, and more. Access to speakers’ slides is also included.
JLL Global Research | Regenerative Workplace Report
JLL is a global real estate services provider that also focuses on the human side of business. This research-based report identifies employees’ expectation for returning to work and provides a “chance in a lifetime” opportunity for businesses to create a Regenerative Workplace and restore employee wellbeing to achieve sustainable performance.
AARP | Skills Builder for Work Courses
MindEdge Learning offers three courses through AARP to help boost your career. Options include Microsoft Office Fundamentals, Mastering Today’s Remote Work, or Personal Creativity for a Lifetime.
TikTok for Business | #SmallBizBlockParty
TikTok for Business, in partnership with Hello Alice, is hosting a one-hour virtual workshop on how to use TikTok to grow your business. Use this link to RSVP to this free nationwide event being held on November 18, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET.
Evernote Scannable | Document Scanning and Organization App
Scannable can scan a pile of business cards, documents, meeting notes and more using your smartphone camera. It also can connect to LinkedIn for added networking benefits, and connects to the cloud for easy document sharing.
Tableau | Data Visualization Software
Tableau offers a free version of their program to help create visualizations to present data graphically. The also offer Tableau Public, a free platform where anyone can share their “vizzies” to help others learn and grow from each other.
Toggl Track | Time Tracking Software
Toggl Track allows users input clients, projects and teams to track time spent on every task. Detailed or summary reports can be created weekly, monthly or for any time period to streamline billing. Toggl also offers options to help with planning and hiring.
Microsoft Power BI Free Version
This reporting tool converts data into interactive visualisations. It allows you to scan thousands of rows of data per hour that can be published to the web which can be shared across all devices.
Clear Angel Automated Investor Free Trial
Clear Angel is a platform to help early stage founders win with scalable capital, data-driven advice and their expansive network. They offer a free 30-day product trial.
Malwarebytes Protection from Yahoo!
Yahoo! offers a free 30-day trial of their service that removes viruses and malware and prevents against future attacks. It can be installed on up to three devices, either Windows or Mac.
EquityNet Crowdfunding Platform for Business Plan Development
EquityNet can help you plan, analyze and share your business plan with potential investors. Entrepreneurs can create an account and profile for free, with added features available in a premium version.
Zoho Recruit Applicant Tracking
Zoho Recruit helps businesses manage online candidate screening and hiring protocols as well as client communication. They offer different plans to meet customer needs, and all come with a 15-day free trial.
Wave Accounting Free Accounting Software
Wave offers free accounting and invoicing software with no set-up or hidden fees. This includes unlimited tracking and invoicing, various reports, payment reminders and a range of other features.
Wrike Project Management Software
Wrike is a tool for streamlining project management and fostering collaboration. Centralized task management comes with the free small business version with additional features available in premium versions.
Join.me Video Conferencing One Month Free Trial
Join.me integrates calls and meetings to provide the business continuity that is so important with employees working from home. It can quickly be configured for any device and requires no special hardware or port numbers.
CyberGhost | Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Trial
VPNs allows users to connect a private network across a public network with secure and anonymous web browsing. CyberGhost offers a free trial with quick connectivity that hides your identity and secure your information behind an anonymous IP address.
Verizon | Small Business Webinar Series
Verizon’s webinars are educational, and their experts provide valuable tips and information that can help you grow your business.
Next up in the Small Business Webinar Series, host Julie Hyman speaks with the Deputy Director of the SBA of New Jersey, John Blackstock, to hear updates about federal coronavirus stimulus programs.
Womply | Fast-track your Paycheck Protection loan
We know it’s complicated, but Womply has already helped thousands of businesses and accountants with their PPP applications. They’ll help you apply fast with an SBA-Certified lender that’s ready to fund you now, not next month.
You already know the government is offering forgivable loans of up to $10m per business entity under the Paycheck Protection Program. But did you know you need a private lender? Or that every lender has to give you the same terms? Or that most lenders won’t be ready to give you money for weeks?
Want help? Please feel free to reach Womply at email@example.com and they will be happy to assist you. Applying through Womply is completely free.
Nav | CARES Act SBA Loan Calculator
Nav is the free, modern way for business owners to manage their business credit and get streamlined access to financing. In response to C-19 they have launched a CARES Act SBA Loan Calculator that small businesses can use to navigate all of the new legislation and fast track their SBA COVID loan application with minimum headache.
Nextdoor | Free Business Page
Businesses can create a free small business page on Nextdoor to showcase their services to verified neighbors in the area. This includes basic information like their address, contact info, and recently launched products. They also have the ability to promote that they offer pickup and delivery and are encouraged to showcase their gift card and fundraising links as well. In addition to the free small business page offerings, there is the option for businesses to create a “Local Deal” that they can message directly to the neighbors that they serve.
PandaDoc | Free legally binding e-signatures
The document automation software for small and medium-sized businesses has launched a Free eSign plan to keep business doors open and deals coming in.
Free eSign gives companies the following capabilities, for unlimited users and for free of charge:
- Unlimited document uploads – Upload and send as many documents for eSignature as you’d like.
- Unlimited eSignatures – Collect an unlimited number of safe, secure, and legally binding electronic signatures.
- Payment processing – Accept a credit card, PayPal, or ACH payment the moment your doc is signed.
Moonlighting | Free Access to Business Profile & Hiring
Moonlighting, a leading independent worker-focused platform and tools provider, announced in response to the impact Coronavirus is having on workers and businesses across the country, its services are now available free of charge until further notice.
Moonlighting helps small businesses to promote their local or remote services and quickly hire temp or part-time staff to keep their business growing during this difficult time. These tools include:
- Free small business profile and unlimited service listings
- Zero commission fees on jobs completed through Moonlighting
- Unlimited access to Moonlighting’s business tools including proposals, invoices, and mobile payments
- Searchable access to nearly 800,000 freelance and part-time workers actively seeking employment
- Unlimited FREE job postings
Meero Photography Solutions| Transfer up to 20 Gigabytes with 3 months of validity
In order to facilitate the remote working required by the recent developments of COVID-19 worldwide, Meero is increasing the storage capacity and validity duration of files shared via MeeroDrop, with up to 20 Gigabytes and 3 months of validity, features typically only available in the advanced version of the website.
Atlassian | Free Cloud-based Jira, Confluence, Jira Service Desk and Jira Core
The company has also launched a remote work hub where business teams can find resources like access to third-party integrations and advice on staying productive.
SEMRUSH | Free Social Media and Lead Generation Tools
SEMrush is offering free access to its social media and lead generation products.
This includes their Social Media Toolkit, enabling companies to track competition, edit images and bulk schedule social media posts.
It also includes Oppty, a lead generation and prospecting solution for digital marketing agencies and freelancers.
And SEMrush Academy which has free Academy courses that show life hacks and workflows for using the tools as well as teaching digital marketing fundamentals.
SANS | Security Awareness “Securely Working from Home” Deployment Kit
SANS Security Awareness wants to do whatever it can to help companies, employees and families best secure remote working and learning environments. That is why they have released the SANS Security Awareness Work-From-Home Deployment Kit, which offers a wide variety of SANS public resources and paid training materials at no cost.
From a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to implement a remote security initiative across the organization to quick tips, videos and newsletters for individuals and families, the SANS Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit covers everything you need to know to protect your business and your family.
REV | Free, Unlimited Call Recorder App
Record and transcribe any calls – both outgoing & incoming. Perfect for phone interviews and business calls.
Lucidchart | Free Account with Library and Templates
Free small business single user account with access to Lucidchart introductory library and basic templates. Lucidchart is the ultimate online collaboration platform where teams can share, collaborate, visualize complex concepts and save their work in real-time. Accelerate understanding and drive innovation with powerful diagramming, whiteboarding, and data visualization.
1800Accountant | Free Help Navigating the Cares Act
1800Accountant will prepare and file your Small Business Disaster Loan application. The recently passed $2.2 trillion CARES Act includes the Disaster Loan Program through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for low-interest small business disaster loans of up to $2 million that could potentially be forgivable. It’s a complicated process, but they can help. Talk to an accountant today to find out if you qualify for federal disaster assistance. They will document your losses, maximize your tax benefits and get you the relief you’re entitled to.
ClientBooks | 30-days Free
Starting a new business can be challenging. ClientBooks by 1-800Accountant can help you stay up-to-date with your finances and bookkeeping, connecting your business bank account and credit cards, invoicing, reporting and more. You’re backed by a team of bookkeeping professionals when questions come up. Start your free 30-day trial today!
Bill.com | Run Payable and Receivables Remotely
Bill.com is extending an offer to businesses that are experiencing a significant decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19. New customers can get a free three-month subscription to Bill.com to run payables and receivables remotely.
Breezy HR | Free Video Interviews & Assessments
Box and OneSpan | Free Tools for Farmers
Box, a cloud-based document management site, and OneSpan, an eSignature solution, are providing free small business tools for farmers and agricultural producers who work USDA programs. These resources support workers across several programs by allowing them to complete various reporting requirements without having to go to a USDA Service Center.
Emsisoft and Coveware | Ransomware Protection
A partnership between malware protection providers Emsisoft and Coveware offers free small business help to healthcare providers and hospitals who have been impacted by ransomware. Services include analysis, development of encryption tools and, if necessary, negotiation services to recover data.
ShareAble for Hires by TransUnion | 20% Off Background Checks
Fingerprint for Success | Quiz: What’s your remote team communication style?
Discover the four pillars of your remote communication style with science-based insights for smoother team communication.
Small Business Administration (SBA)| All Small Mentor-Protégé program
PerfectServe | Free Communication Software and Services
My Own Business Institute (MOBI) | Online Certification Courses
Khan Academy | Entrepreneurship Interviews
Curogram | Virtual Clinic Communication Platform
JAMA Network | Free Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Starbucks | Free Coffee for Health Care Workers
Stewart Leadership | Free On-Demand Webinars to Build Leadership and Teams
RetailNext | Free Tool to Measure Occupancy Levels
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