Small Business Software & Tools – Tried & Tested by Yours Truly

Small Business Software & Tools – Tried & Tested by Yours Truly

Below is a selection of apps, plugins, tools and tricks that I’ve used in my own business, or applied to clients’ websites, social media or marketing campaigns. If you’re thinking about implementing any of the tools below and would like a second opinion (or referral code), get in touch!

Tawk Live Chat App is a free live chat messaging app that lets you monitor and chat with visitors on your website, mobile app or free customisable page.

Ripl App for Social Media

Ripl helps you create animated videos and share them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter with one tap.

Thrive Leads WordPress Plugin

Thrive Leads is a lead generation plugin for WordPress. It’s like having your very own list-building and conversion expert packed into one powerful piece of software.

Harvest Online Time Tracking Software

Harvest is a cloud-based time tracking tool designed for businesses of all sizes. The solution provides invoicing and timesheet features for small businesses and freelancers. Key features include time and expense management, team management, project management, scheduling and invoicing. Sign up for a 30-day free trial.



MockuPhone is a free tool that presents your screenshots and images in a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android and TV. Simply pick your preferred device, upload your screenshots or images, submit your email (with the option to reject future marketing) and you’ll receive your images in less than a minute. Great for creating social media and blog post images.

Here’s one I created for a client, which was used on Facebook to encourage their Facebook fans to follow them on Instagram. Of course, for higher resolution, more professional images, a skilled graphic designer should be your first port of call!

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Being a significant element of your business image, email signature has to be generated in a skillful way. Trying to create it by your own efforts takes much time that could be spent on more important tasks.

MySignature is an online email signature generator that helps create professional and visually compelling email signatures for Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird and Office 365 clients. No technical background needed.

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