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Virginia Bynum
Virginia Bynum 4 March 2015
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Top 10 Business Tools Built By Startups

Believe it or not, some of the best tools for business owners have been made by startups.

Believe it or not, some of the best tools for business owners have been made by startups.



In the following list, you will find startup tools and apps that are beneficial for different aspects of your business. Make your pick and start working towards improvement!

Boomerang for Gmail
If you need to follow up with a message at a later date, it’s easy to forget about it and lose the thread in the chaos of your inbox. You can use Boomerang to take messages out of the inbox and get them back when you actually need them. At the chosen time, Boomerang will bring the message back to your inbox and remind you that it needs a response. You can also use the tool to write emails now and schedule them to be automatically sent at a particular time.

NinjaEssays
Speaking of content, you need to promote your business as efficiently as possible. If you don’t have time or will to write great online content, then you can outsource that task to professional writers. At custom writing service NinjaEssays, you can hire writers who cover different fields of expertise. The team always assigns the orders to writers with proper education, so you will get the content written by someone who understands what you need. If you have already written some articles, you can hire editors at this website and make sure the material you publish is flawless.

BambooHR
With this startup, the concept of human resources is brought back to meaningful interaction with employees. Instead of bringing HR down to tracking data in spreadsheets, BambooHR enables you to access personal information, benefits, time off, notes, training, and emergency information about your employees on a neat platform. The tool also features an Applicant Tracking System that helps you evaluate job candidates as a team.

BuzzSumo
This tool enables you to analyze and discover what content works best for different topics or competitors. All you need to do is enter a topic in the search box, and you will get a list of influential online publications with a great number of shares on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. You can also enter specific domains in the search box and get information about the most popular pieces of content, as well as social backlinks.

Canva
Great design skills are important for all businessmen. Canva offers a great choice of pre-designed fonts, layouts, elements, and images that enable you to create Facebook covers, presentations, flyers, posters, business cards, blog graphics, and invitations for your business.

HelpScout
HelpScout enables you to improve the experience of your customers for only $15 per month. For that price, you’ll get 40+ third party integrations, unlimited mailboxes, email and storage, great reports and satisfaction ratings. The help desk is invisible to the customers, and makes their experience simple and personalized.

ZenPayroll
This tool enables you to pay your employees in the easiest way possible. You can integrate it with invoicing platforms, human resource platforms, or tools for insurance plan management. Payroll doesn’t have to be a tedious chore associated with numerous fees and manual tasks. ZenPayroll makes the process much simpler.

Fuze
This free online meeting service enables you to arrange video and conference calls. You can connect with your employees and associates from any location through HD video and audio with built-in scalability and security. Fuze enables you to send files during the calls, and record the meetings directly from the app. The free plan supports 3 participants and 3 video streams. For $20/month, you’ll upgrade to 25 participants and 12 video streams; and Premium Plan of $40/months supports 250 participants and 12 video streams.

Intercom
With the help of this tool, you will see how the users of your online tools and apps behave. Intercom also enables you to interact with the users through popups. With the Engage package, you can guide new signups to become active customers.

CoSchedule
This is a WordPress plug-in that enables you to manage the editorial calendar for your website or blog. You will see blog posts, editorial comments, social messages, unscheduled drafts, team assignments and tasks in one place.

With these innovative startup tools, you can make all aspects of your business more effective. Start exploring the ones that attract you the most!

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