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In a world where entrepreneurship is so large and only getting larger, you need to stay on top of all the latest tools available for your small business’s success.

Check out our 10 favourite free or free-trial tools and resources to make the day to day of growing your business a whole lot easier.

1. MailChimp

With a small business, it’s imperative to get the word out there about your service, product, or idea. Social media is one way to reach potential clients, but as for retaining them, MailChimp becomes a very useful tool.

With easy to use templates and clearly marked filtered instructions, MailChimp helps you create email newsletters to distribute to your list of current contacts. Users without much tech or design experience can easily create a visually pleasing E-blast that will grab the reader’s attention and hold onto it.

Sending these newsletters on a regular basis can help keep your current database undated on your new projects and can send a huge traffic flow to your website. MailChimp is a great tool for businesses of all sizes, to excite and entertain your current clientele.

2. LinkedIn

LinkedIn has changed the workplace meetup structure in a dramatic way. Small businesses looking to source the best new talent for their startups now have access to not only their own networks, but also the networks of their contacts.

LinkedIn provides an online directory of resumes, a chance to connect with like-minded individuals, and a platform to source and find careers. A good idea is just that, and idea, and without talented individuals, it may never come to fruition.

Starting your business with a tight team of experienced, talented people is the first step to success, and LinkedIn is an ideal way to achieve that.