Tools to Run Your Business

We scoured the web, scrubbed the ‘best‘ lists, and combed through numerous entrepreneurs’ recommendations to bring you this curated list of INSPIREflies’ favorite tools, applications, services and websites to help you run your business.

NAMING

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US Patent Trademark Office: patent and trademark database to determine naming availability and registration


Wordoid: name generator


NameBoy: domain name generator

COMMERCE

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SquareUp: mobile payment


SureDone: sales across multiple platforms


Ontraport: business and marketing automation platform

FILE MANAGEMENT

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Dropbox: file sharing tool


Evernote: online document recording and sharing software


Dragon Dictation: writing and idea capture

SURVEYING

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Survey Monkey: free and paid customizable surveys and analysis tools


Survey Pocket: mobile survey and field interview application


TypeForm: free online forms, surveys, quizzes

SCHEDULING

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GetMinute: meeting manager


Calendly: scheduling assistant


Asana: work tracker

MONEY MANAGEMENT

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Expensify: tracks receipts and reconciles them with your credit card statements

DESIGN

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Canva: design platform offering extensive templates and customization options


Unsplash: free stock photo library


CreativeCommons: source for free stock photos across multiple indie organizations


DesignSeeds: creates color palettes for logos/designs


Piktochart: infographic designer

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

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MailChimp: maintains contact lists and builds email marketing campaigns


Nimble: CRM tool that tracks prospect and closed deals across multiple communications platforms


Full Contact: CRM tool that auto-generates full profiles for contacts

SOCIAL MEDIA

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SquareSpace: domain registration and web development platform with sophisticated and user-friendly template gallery


WordPress: Domain registration and free web site builder with strong blog capability


WhoIs: identifies the owner of public domain names


HootSuite : automates, schedules and analyzes social posts 


Decibel Insight: examines your site’s traffic to optimize user experience




PROJECT MGMT

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CALL ANSWERING

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Ring Central: cloud-based communications solution


e-Voice: manages incoming and outgoing calls using a virtual phone number