50 Free and awesome resources for small businesses

Aug 21


Website Analysis Tools

  • Website Grader– Website analysis tool from Hubspot.
  • Blog Grader– Blog analysis tool from Hubspot.
  • WooRank– Website analysis and SEO rank checker tool (similar to Website Grader).
  • Pear Analytics– Website analysis and SEO rank checker tool (similar to Website Grader).
  • Google Webmaster Tools– Provides you with detailed reports about your pages’ visibility on Google.
  • Google Analytics– Analytics to monitor your website traffic.
  • List of free SEO rank checker tools

Website and Blog Tools

  • Wufoo– HTML form builder for creating contact forms, web surveys, and invitations so you can collect data, registrations and online payments without writing a single line of code.
  • Unbounce– Create optimized landing pages for your marketing campaigns.
  • Stock.XCHNG– Free stock images for your blog.
  • Microsoft Office Image Site– Free stock images for your blog.
  • Flickr– Images for your website/blog.

Business Collaboration Tools

  • Markup– Share ideas with co-workers by drawing on any webpage with a variety of tools. Lets you express your thoughts, make a point, or simply edit.
  • Dropbox– Document sharing and storage/backup.
  • Skype– Video calling and online phone.
  • Google Voice– Provides free PC-to-PC voice and video calling worldwide, and free PC-to-phone calls into North America.
  • Google Apps– Lots of business collaboration tools including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, and more.

Business Tasks

  • SurveyMonkey– Create surveys to conduct, manage, and analyze research.
  • FreshBooks– Financial record keeping with invoicing and time tracking capability.
  • UserVoice– Customer support and feedback tool. (similar to Get Satisfaction)
  • Get Satisfaction– Customer support and feedback tool. (similar to UserVoice)
  • Evernote– Data capturing service that makes it easy to remember things using your computer, phone, and the web.
  • Ta-da List– Web based to-do list maker.
  • MailChimp– For managing email newsletters.
  • Thunderbird– Email client from Mozilla.

Track Your Competitors

  • Alexa– Monitor website traffic metrics, search analytics, demographics, and more. (similar to Compete)
  • Compete– Monitor website traffic metrics, search analytics, demographics, and more. (similar to Alexa)
  • Google Alerts– Monitor topics of interest on the web, including mentions of your competitors and your own business.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Zoho– A suite of more than 20 different online business applications for collaboration, productivity, and other business tasks.
  • Highrise– Dead simple web-based CRM software.
  • vtiger– Open Source CRM software

Screencast Software

  • Screenr– Web based screen recorder to create and share your screencasts around the web.
  • CamStudio– Open Source software for creating screencasts.
  • Jing– Create screencasts.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • WordPress– Easy to use web software you can use to create a website or blog.
  • WordPress plugins– Use plugins to customize your WordPress website to do just about anything you can think of.
  • WordPress Themes– Official repository of free WordPress themes.
  • Drupal– An open source content management platform for building websites and applications. Like with WordPress, Drupal has thousands of add-on modules and designs to customize your site. Drupal is more powerful than WordPress, however, it requires more technical knowledge.
  • Joomla– Open source content management system (CMS) that enables you to build websites and online applications.

Internet Marketing


  • Microsoft BizSpark Program– Becoming a BizSpark member entitles you to free access to most of Microsoft’s tools and software. Only software based companies areeligible.
  • Microsoft WebsiteSpark Program– Provides web development and design companies access to Microsoft Web design and development software and solutions, support, training & marketing visibility.
  • Subversion– Software version control for software based companies.
  • Trac– Ticket tracking/wiki with subversion integration for software based companies.