Your Small Business Toolkit

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Owning your own business or a start-up can be a challenging process. There are many things to consider, from budgeting, marketing, branding... How are you going to manage everything while effectively running your business? Below we've put together a few of the tools that we use, they are all easy to get the hang of and free (some upgrade options available).

SOCIAL MEDIA

Buffer

One of our favourite tools, Buffer lets you create posts for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest all in one go. You can schedule posts for your business and see how many clicks you've had, re-tweets and more.

buffer social media small business
buffer social media small business

DESIGN

Canva

You don't need to be a designer to be able to create stunning posts. Canva helps you put together a professional looking design with a mixture of images, icons and text. A very easy to use interface and lots of free to use templates. We love that you don't need to worry about the sizing, as you can choose predefined layouts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

canva design tool small business
canva design tool small business

Adobe Post

An excellent app if you work mostly from your phone, Abode Post lets you easily create stunning graphics for your social media posts.

adobe post small business
adobe post small business

DOCUMENTS & TRANSFERS

WeTransfer

For those of you who aren't that tech savvy, WeTransfer is an easy way to send files that's not via email (you can send up to 2GB instead of 10 MB). There's no sign up or log in, all you do is upload your files, enter the recipients email address and send away. You will receive an email notifying you when the file has been downloaded. So easy!

wetransfer small business
wetransfer small business

PHOTOGRAPHY

Unsplash

Looking for hi-res, good quality photos to use for your website and social media? You don't need to spend thousands on stock libraries. Unsplash have amazing images, all free to use, and they upload 10 new images every 10 days. Worth signing up to their newsletter I think...

unsplash free images small business
unsplash free images small business

E-COMMERCE

Shopify

Use Shopify for a quick and easy way to set up an online store for your website. You can manage orders, contact customers, track sales and more.

shopify online store small business
shopify online store small business

PRINT

Moo

We use Moo all the time and have found them to be one of the best online printing services. The best part is that your product comes neatly packed in it's own, super cool box :)

moo online printing small business
moo online printing small business

NEWSLETTERS

Mailchimp

Easily create and track your own email campaigns with Mailchimp, with an easy to use drag and drop design, you can start from scratch and create gorgeous looking email newsletters that match your brand style.

mailchimp small business
mailchimp small business