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5 must-have apps for small businesses

If you’re new to the social media and PR scene, here are five essential tools you need to know about. 

Not only will these tools help you promote your business, they’ll also help build awareness, drive website traffic and make communicating SO much easier for you. And best of all, they are FREE! Angle


Hootsuite is a free social media app that allows you to post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare using one ‘status update’ from your mobile phone.

You can also select individual social media sites, check site stats and so much more.

Hootsuite is available on the Apple App Store.


Websites can cost thousands of dollars, but if you are a small business looking to simply build an audience, then WordPress is a free solution.

You can map your own domain and email account to WordPress so no one knows its actually a Wordpress site. And best of all, the online help and support is terrific.

You can change the website appearance, add widgets like Twitter feeds, track your readership stats and even filter spam. And it all costs nothing!


What makes a website look professional? Great quality images. iStock has millions of royalty-free images for immediate download.

Most of these have a small fee, but for websites you only need small images to great a big impact.

PSD graphics

Want cool free infographics and clip art? Check out PSD Graphics for the latest archive of editable images. Even if you don’t have Adobe Photoshop, many of these images are downloadable in GIF and JPEG format, allowing you to be as creative as you want to be.


For free advertising, what better way to get it than promoting your location on Google?! Get found on Google maps with Google My Business today.


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