ENTREPRENEURSHIP / MAR. 15, 2015
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10 Free Online Resource Tools for Your Business

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As a business owner, your life is most likely bombarded on all sides with a variety of responsibilities. There are so many free resources available online to help business owners with the daily operation of their companies. Some of those free resources range from name generators to websites to SEO and website analyzers. A listing of ten free resources tools are listed and discussed below.

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1. Naminum

For those business owners and entrepreneurs who are in search of the perfect name for their company, startup, website or blog, this online resource is a great way to generate available domain names. You simply utilize the name idea generator by supplying specific words or having the system generate a random list for you to branch off from.

2. EMV Value Analyzer

EMV stands for Emotional Marketing Value, and this analyzing tool is available for free from the Advanced Marketing Institute. This analyzer tool helps business owners and entrepreneurs determine the emotional marketing value of the various headlines they are using for their content marketing purposes. It is important to reach your customers on an emotional level in order to effectively connect with them.

3. HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator

Blogging consistently for your business is vital to stay at the forefront of your customers’ minds. However, it can sometimes be difficult to continually generate new blog topic ideas. HubSpot has created a Blog Topic Generator which will help you generate some blog topic ideas in seconds. Simply complete the fields with subjects (nouns are preferred) that you’d like to write about, and the system will generate some helpful ideas in seconds.

4. HubSpot’s Marketing Grader

As a business owner, you’ve maybe wondered if your marketing efforts are working. HubSpot offers a free marketing grader for businesses. You simply enter your website URL and email address into the online form on their website, and they will work up a full report of their review of your online marketing efforts. They have additional paid services that are offered. However, the initial graded report is completed for free.

5. SharedCount

Actively promoting your business website through social media is vitally important so that you can maximize your marketing potential. However, you may sometimes not actually see immediate results from your marketing efforts. If you’d like to track how many times your website URL has been shared through social media on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon, simply enter your website address and let the tool analyze the data and provide results.

See also: 10 Reasons Your Website’s Not Working for You

6. Bitly

If you’re looking for a great free online tool where you can shorten your website, blog and shareable links for a more compact and professional look when sharing on social media, Bitly is for you. Users can track created bitlinks, view links and easily share links with their social networks.  

7. Coffitivity

For those individuals who enjoy the creativity generated while working on their laptop or tablet in the local coffee shop, this online resource would be great for you. Coffitivity offers a free tool which recreates the ambient sounds of a café, and it has been known to help creative people be more creative and productive. They do have some premium ambient sounds—like “University Setting”, “Brazil Bistro” and “Texas Teahouse”, to name a few—which are offered to paid members.

8. Evernote

For those individuals who need to get more organized with both their professional and personal lives, this online organizational tool from Evernote could be what they’re seeking. You can write lists, track ideas and inspiration. Additionally, users can clip web articles, capture handwritten notes, and snap photos and store them all in one place for easy access. They offer free as well as some additional premium services.

9. Khan Academy

For the busy business owner or entrepreneur who wants to continually learn and develop as a professional, Khan Academy could be right for them. This online educational tool is free for everyone, forever. There are no costs. Some of the topics of learning are in math and science, as well as economics and computing.

10. Pitcherific

At some point or another, a business owner or entrepreneur will need to make a pitch to an investor, customer, partner or a large group of people. Pitcherific offers an excellent online tool where users can set a template and a timer, then write a pitch and practice it in order to perfect the delivery process.

See also: 5 Genius Marketing Tools You Need to Start Using Right Now

Business owners can locate free online resources for so many aspects to assist in the day-to-day operations of their companies. If you’ve tried any of the ten online tools discussed in this article, we’d love to hear from you.

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