Here are our favorite tools for entrepreneurs that we use at EpicLaunch. We decided to share them with you because we know how valuable these small business web tools are and how difficult it may be to find them. Taking your business to the next level has never been easier.
Google Calendar solves every scheduling problem that you have. It makes it easy to schedule and coordinate meetings, tasks and events.
Remember The Milk is a great online application for remembering and keeping track of your to-do list. We use it to keep track of our tasks and divide them up.
Mozy is one of the best solutions for storing and saving your data online. We’ve had a lot of success using it. Compared to most other backup services, Mozy is the most reliable with affordable prices.
Price: $4.95 (monthly)
Google Docs is by far our favorite collaboration tool. Everything is done in real-time with no delays. You can organize documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings in neatly organized folders.
Gliffy is a great online diagram, flowchart and floor plan designer. We use it specifically for mindmaps and organizing our thoughts and ideas. It also makes it really easy to share and collaborate your ideas.
ConnectNow, a screen sharing service, is something that we use on a daily basis. Whenever we’re working on anything image related it’s highly effective because it allows us all to work together.
Gmail is without a doubt our favorite email service. With all of the incredibly innovative features and labs, it’s simply so much better than other services. Our communication has vastly improved since we adopted Gmail.
MailChimp is one of the top and most trusted newsletter services around. We’ve been using it for a while and are very pleased by its features, customizability and analytical reports.
Price: Free up to 1,000 subscribers
Skype is probably the best and most popular voice over IP service. We’re always connected to Skype because it’s free, available on most mobiles and allows us to easily communicate whenever we need.
Managing social networks has never been easier for us. Pre-Hootsuite, we couldn’t manage our multiple social networks as a team, now, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are available to all of us in the same place.
There’s no other WordPress theme vendor we could endorse more. Be it friendly support, beautiful themes, cheap prices and coding assistance, it’s such a pleasure to be their client. In case you were wondering, EpicLaunch runs on Headlines from Woothemes.
Price: $70 (3 Themes)
BuySellAds is our number one advertising network. It’s easy to use, elegant, and most importantly provides impressive results. We’ve been successful with it and the advertisers we’ve connected with have also been pleased.
Having our domain and hosting together makes everything simpler. That’s why we chose to use Godaddy. It’s good to know that they offer excellent 24-hour support.
Clicky is a reliable and accurate website analytics tool. There’s always Google Analytic but we prefer Clicky due to its real-time statistics feature.
If you’re having trouble “affiliatizing” your website, Ninja Affiliate is your answer. This neat WordPress plugin allows you to enter keywords and then automatically links those keyword to your affiliate links. It’s already made us a very nice profit.
Hiring a freelancer is inefficient; using the power of the crowd is much more effective. 99Designs allows you to crowdsource your web design and logo needs. From our experience it’s cheaper than a freelancer and provides better results.
Vistaprint is our favorite one-stop shop for high quality printed marketing materials. You can order business cards, custom pens, note cards, mailing labels and much more.
Conduit provides you with an interesting way to brand your business online by creating a custom toolbar. Not only can it increase your brand awareness, but it makes you a profit for every toolbar download.
Crush It is all about finding your passion and profiting from it online. Gary Vaynerchuk shares how he boosted his wine business from $4 to $60 million annually by simply following his passion.
Hilarious, enjoyable, educational and clever are just a few ways to describe Mike Michalowicz’s hit. How could someone ever come up with a comparison between becoming an entrepreneur and wiping one’s behind?
Kidpreneurs is packed with incredible graphics, creativity and superb content. When brothers and entrepreneurs, Adam and Matthew Toren, couldn’t find a book about starting a business for young readers they decided to write their own.
This is the perfect magazine for those seeking to learn about launching a business through interviews, advice and stories. For those who don’t always enjoy reading content online this allows you to curl up on the couch with something concrete.
Price: $11.97 (yearly)
Inc. is more tailored to those already successful in business. They provide stories to inspire you to succeed and allow you to learn from others.
Price: $9.97 (yearly)