40+ Free Business Tools

When it comes to free stuff, we can all agree that free is good. But, we also know that you get what you pay for.  Then there are the times when a freebie comes our way that is worth its weight in gold.  We’ve compiled over 40 free home business tools to help you get through your busy days with ease.

From free phone usage, to free graphics, following are some free business tools and software to aid in your small business decision making.

Free Website Document Sharing

A cloud based service, Dropbox allows you to store and share your photos, documents, and videos. Your files are available from virtually anywhere.

Free Business Accounting

Wave Accounting
A free app that lets you access your mall business invoicing, accounting and payroll anywhere you can get online.

Fresh Books
Access your business accounting anywhere.

Free Appointment Scheduler

Add a scheduler to you website, allowing clients to schedule appointments online, themself. Appointments show up instantly in your Google calendar.

Working with Google Calendar, Outlook, and ICal, Doodle allows you to schedule events.

Free Call or Video Chat

Text, voice, and video service for communicating with others.

Free Label Templates

WorldLabel.com Downloadable templates for all size labels.

Free Fax Services

E Fax Free for one month, send and receive faxes.

Faxzero.com 30 day free trial, $10.00 per month after initial 30 day trial

Free Website Statistics Tool

Google Analytics Goolge offers this free tool to webmasters. A comprehensive website statistics tool to review the traffic to your site.

Stat Counter A reliable, hidden web counter. Place the code within your website and review the actions of visitors who came to your site

Free Websitesite Templates

Arcsin Many well put together website templates to use for free.

FreeLayouts.com Thousands of free templates. You can use them as they are or customize to suit your needs.

OSWD A large selection of free website templates. Many colors, styles, and formats from which to choose.

Sarkis Web Designs A nice selection of free website templates

Free Online Store

Cafe Press Create and sell t-shirts and mugs with this free service.

ECrator A free web store builder and free market place. Includes free web hosting, free sub domain, and powerful administration tool.

Popshops A very easy to use interface, Popshops allows you to create stores for Affiliat marketing

Golden Can This company has been around for many years, and still provides great service. Create an online store in minutes with the use of this program.

Free Merchant Account (accept credit cards)

PayPal Accept payments online via check, debit and credit cards. PayPal has a free and easy to follow interface.

Free Computer Access Software (Remote Access)

GoToMyPC Access your computer from anywhere. 30 day free trial. After the free trial, the price starts at $19.95 per month.

LogMeIn.comFree service to log into your computer remotely.

Free Conference Calls and Phone Service Software and Tools

FreeConferenceCall.com Allowing up to 96 conference callers per session, this truly is a free service – not just a free trial – free all the time. The only expense is any normal long distance charge. Recorded conference calls are stored for up to 120 days.

Jott Convert your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments. This service transcribes your voice message into text and sends it to your contacts. Additionally, they also send an audio link, or play back number to your contacts. Your cellular carrier will apply the standard text message charge that may apply.

Free Anti-Virus Software and Tools

AVG Free This free anti-virus software is available to home users, and is easy to install. Updating their virus database frequently, this service is aware of the most recent virus threats. Some of the features of this free software are: automatic update functionality, real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run, free Virus Database Updates for the lifetime of the product, and AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files.

Avast.com Free of charge for non-commercial home use, this software features automatic virus protection updates, an easy to use interface, web and network shields.

Free Web Mail Tools

YPops! Download your Yahoo email from within your POP3 email client such as Outlook, Thunderbird or Eudora with this free, easy to set up tool.

Pop Peeper This tools notifies you when new mail has been received by any of your various email acounts. Simply install this program on your window’s task bar.

Free Time Cards and Project Management Software and Tools

BillQuick  Free trial of time tracking, billing, and project management.

Job Timer Use this tool to keep track of how much time you have spent on a job. Automatically start programs and track computer usage.

Free Word Processor Software and Tools

AbiWord A free word processing software similar to MS Word. Imports MS Word files and offers all the necessary features for every day document writing.

Open Office A powerful free tool that offers word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and .pdf creation.

Free Spreadsheet Software and Tools

Open Office A powerful free tool that offers word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and .pdf creation.

Free Presentation Software and Tools

Impress Part of the OpenOffice suite, Impress is a presentation software that creates effective multimedia presentations. Includes easy to use drawing and diagramming tools, slide show animation and effects, and the ability to save your presentation in PowerPoint format.

Free Graphics Software and Tools

Draw Yet another component of the OpenOffice suite. You can import any image file type and create flash versions of your projects.

Gimp A perfect free tool for photo manipulation, supporting a wide range of image formats.

Inkscape This free vector graphics editor is comparable to Illustrator and CorelDraw, using the standard vector graphics file format.

Free Banner and Logo Creation Tools

High Power Graphics This is a very easy to use tool for creating free customizable banners.

Quick-Banner A free banner generation tool. Create and personalize a banner and see the results in real time.

Free Business Cards

Vista Print Well…not 100% free. The cards are free, but you have to pay the shipping costs for 250 cards.

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