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Digital toolkit for small businesses

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

Looking for technology to help your small business? Here’s a list of programs that can help. They can either help with productivity or help get your website launched. You’ll need to research each of them to see if they are right for your business. Here’s some to consider:


These tools can help manage your customers and help with other tasks like billing and other small business tools:

PlanetSoho: http://www.planetsoho.com/

Salesforce: http://www.salesforce.com/

Zoho: http://www.zoho.com/


These programs can help you manage all your social media accounts in one place. Some, like HootSuite, are free for basic usage, but others charge monthly fees:

Crowdbooster: http://crowdbooster.com/

HootSuite: https://hootsuite.com/

SproutSocial: http://sproutsocial.com/

TweetDeck: http://tweetdeck.com/


These companies lets users build a basic website for free, but may charge for monthly fees if you want more services or extra space.

IM Creator: http://imcreator.com/

Weebly: http://www.weebly.com/

Wix: http://www.wix.com/

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