Top 40 Tools for Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Project Management

Basecamp — Collaborate, coordinate, and complete your projects.

Monday – Freemium project management software

Work Timers

Clockify – Free time tracking tool that’s great for freelancers and small businesses

Team Communication

Slack — Instant messenger for work

Discord — Instant messenger for work and gamers

Meeting Scheduling

Calendly – Share a link to your calendar to save time when scheduling meetings.

Keyword Research

Ahrefs — Popular keyword research tool. Similar to SEMRush

Ubersuggest – Low-priced keyword research and backlink analysis tool created by Neil Patel.

Longtail Pro — Comprehensive, yet less advanced and expensive keyword research tool.

Web Hosting

Siteground — Quality web host. They have great speeds and customer serrvice.

A2 Hosting — Another quality host. They cater more to developers than other hosts.

Bluehost — One of the cheapest hosts that is recommended by WordPress. Not as fast as other web hosts, but they still provide decent hosting service that is easy to use.

Web Platforms

WordPress.org — Free and open-source content management system that can easily be added to many web hosts.

Shopify.com — Quickly set up a e-commerce store with a beautiful theme and fast web hosting.

Domain Registrars

Google Domains — Standard pricing and features, backed by Google

Namecheap — Better prices on domains than many other registrars and they provide advanced security and speed features.

Cloud Hosting

Amplify — Host your static site or media assets on Amazon’s servers.

Netlify — Quickly and easily host your static site for on its global CDN. Their free plan offers almost every feature that you need to run a successful website.

Vercel (Formerly Now) — Offers free and simple static site hosting.

Microsoft Azure — Azure offers a very competitive static hosting environment that is comparable in cost and complexity to Amplify.

Product Sourcing

Alibaba — Find quality manufacturers from China

Thomasnet — Find quality manufacturers from the United States

Job Sourcing

Upwork – Find high quality freelancers

Business Email Address

Google WorkSpace (formerly G-Suite) — Get a professional business email address and access to additional google business features for only $6 a month

Call Tracking Software

AvidTrak — Charges a low-rate per call, allows call trackinng, monitoring, auto responders, whisper messages, and voicemail. Highly recommended.

Email Marketing

Mailchimp — The most popular email marketing software for beginners. They offer a generous free plan to allow people to test out their service.

Constant Contact — Recommended by many professional internet entrepreneurs. It is a more full-feautured and expensive version of Mailchimp.

VPN

Nord VPN — Safely and privately browse the web from anywhere, with anonymity.

Content Delivery Network

Cloudflare — Speed up your website, reduce your hosting cost, and increase your websites’ security by serving your content on servers around the world on Cloudflares CDN.

WordPress Themes

Astra Theme – A fast, yet comprehensive theme that you can easily customize to create almost any type of website imaginable. There is both a free version and a pro versioon which offers more features.

GeneratePress Theme – A lightweight theme built for both regular folks and WordPress developers. It provides everything your need to create a beautiful WordPress website that loads almost instantly. It is available as both a free version and a pro version, which offers more features.

WordPress Plugins

Wordfence – This security plugin will fortify your website against hackers and robots roaming the WordPress interwebs for free.

WPS Hide Login – This free plugin hides the default WordPress login URL, which hackers and bots can exploit to bruteforce their way into your site.

SEO Framework – Provides an advanced, autonomous, accessible, yet unbranded and fast SEO solution for your WordPress website.

Fluent Forms – Freemium form plugin that allows you to easily accept user form submissions and subscriptions. It also integrates with most of the common mailing list software.

Asset CleanUp: Page Speed Booster – Easily unload scripts and styles from your posts and pages to reduce HTTP Requests, minify your html, css, and javascript, and prevent plugins from loading when they’re not being used to reduce your loading times.

Sassy Social Share – Allow your website visitors to easily share your site with other people by displaying customizable social media icons.

UpdraftPlus – Easily backup, restore, and upload your website to common file hosting environments like dropbox and S3.

WooCommerce – A free, open-source e-commerce platform that allows anyone to easily turn their website into a storefront and sell products to people around the world, while automatically calculating sales tax and shipping.

WP Fastest Cache – One of the simplest caching plugins that you can use to speed up visits to your site, by serving a static version of your website to your visitors.

Elementor – One of the most popular WordPress website builders. It offers a user-friendly drag and drop interface that allows anyone to create a beautiful website without coding.

Virtual Mailbox

iPostal1 – Get an official street address for your business to preserve your privacy and to forward physical mail anywhere.

Stock Photos

Shutterstock – Offers a wide selection of high-quality photos, videos, vector art, and illustrations that you can use to make your project look more professional for a small fee.

Unsplash – Offers Beautiful, free images and photos that you can use for any project.

Pixabay – Has almost 2 million royalty-free images, illustrations, vectors, and videos that you can use anywhere without copyright restrictions.