Online Tools for Online Entrepreneurs

Running a small business or deciding to launch one in 2020 would require a lot of everything, but most of all, it would require an online presence. From time management and business planning to accounting, there are some online tools available that can be useful for startups to grow while prioritizing tasks.

Big companies start small but small businesses face big challenges

Many billion-dollar companies had humble beginnings, sometimes in garages, rented apartments, and dorm rooms. Experience has shown that starting small with teams of two or three people or even alone can be tough, but many made it to become successful. Something else that experience has shown is that those successful founders were experts in what they were doing. Thus, the combination of knowledge with increased demand for a product or service and a little bit of luck turned those ideas from garage businesses to multinational companies.

Small businesses are often clouded in uncertainty no matter how uncertain the times are

Launching a small business can be difficult either if you’re entering an unknown industry or if it’s just a sector that you know well. Among numerous factors, this might happen because of some responsibilities or tasks that are essential to run a business but boring to get done. Besides being dull, such tasks or operations are also time-consuming. You planned to do something big, and there you are doing some accounting. Normally, these tasks would have an impact on your initial motivation and time management.

Some startups follow the saying do what you know best and outsource the rest. This is a useful solution, but most small businesses are on tight budgets and cannot afford to outsource, even though it can be affordable compared to local services. Instead, there is a wide selection of free online tools that can come in handy. Those tools are very useful when in terms of productivity, time management, business planning, project management, etc. They are free for small businesses and small teams.

Online tools for online entrepreneurs

Finance, HR, and accounting tools
Finance applications for small businesses help handle payments, accounting, finance, payroll, receipts, personal finance, invoicing, and other processes.
These tools are necessary as they help to stay on track with finances and HR-related tasks.
Wave – accounting and finance
ZipBooks – bookkeeping and invoicing
Brightbook – bookkeeping
Akaunting – accounting, transfers
Zoho Invoice – invoice automation
GnuCash – business and personal finance management
Inveezy – invoicing
SlickPie – invoicing, expanse tracking

Project management
Trello – free for unlimited personal boards with ten team boards
Assana – free for unlimited projects and up to people
Wrike – free for five team members
Project.co – free for five projects and five users
Toggl Plan – free for an unlimited number of projects and up to five team members
Teamwork – free version for two projects and five team members
ClickUp – free for unlimited users but limited features

Communication and brainstorming
Slack
Google docs and Google sheets
Lucidchart
MindMup
Coggle
Visual Thesaurus
Freeplane
IdeaBoardz
Mind Meister
Ideament

Meetings and videoconferencing
Zoom
Join.me
Skype
Mikogo
IntermediaAnyMeeting
UberConference
Microsoft Teams
Webex Meetings

SEO and Digital Marketing

Google Analytics
SEMrush
MozBar
Keyword hero
Xenu
Answer the public
Keyword explorer
Google trends
Ubersuggest
Disavow Tool
Link miner
Google My Business

Cloud Storage tools

Google drive
Dropbox
Icedrive
Mega
OneDrive
ICould
Media Fire
Sync

These and many other tools can be helpful for small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses and companies to run most of their operations online. Hence, many new tools can become available for free or affordable prices in support of small and medium-sized businesses.

Being a student or employee you might have been using some online tools for education or work. What do you think would be a tool for inclusive businesses or education in the country where you live? Do you have an idea? Would you be able to run an online business? Show us your innovative solutions. If you have an idea or a project that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals you could join the 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. It would help you become part of a huge network of entrepreneurs and gain the knowledge to find solutions out of problems.

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56 Comments

  1. Online Entrepreneurship, one way of making your business known. In other words leading your business to success. That’s why the tools above has been given to earn successful startups and more solely, change the world. Why shouldn’t an aspiring entrepreneur agree with me?

  2. A good number of big companies started small, experience has shown that a small start can be difficult but many made it to the top. Experience has also shown that those successful founders were professionals in their duties. This only shows that in combining knowledge and high demand for a product and a little bit of luck changed those concepts from small set ups to bigger companies.

  3. Large companies have small starts which is very onerous but with great knowledge, good aspirations and high demand for products can change the whole story and then they develop to a big company.

  4. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean your business is limited to the tables and chairs, there is a new development which is online Enterprenuership. This is running your business online earning the same profits if not more. It even saves energy and reduces stress.

  5. The essence of social network to humanity has shown in successful startups and also in our lives. Isn’t it members?

  6. I JOINTLY BELIEVE AND AGREE

    with what Gregory commented here:

    The essence of social network to humanity has shown in successful startups and also in our lives. Isn’t it members?

    campus members led us abide, or are we?

  7. perhaps I have any entrepreneurial lining to comment based on this blog, I think based on ;

    Big companies start small but small businesses face big challenges

    Many billion-dollar companies had humble beginnings, sometimes in garages, rented apartments, and dorm rooms. Experience has shown that starting small with teams of two or three people or even alone can be tough, but many made it to become successful. Something else that experience has shown is that those successful founders were experts in what they were doing. Thus, the combination of knowledge with increased demand for a product or service and a little bit of luck turned those ideas from garage businesses to multinational companies.

    Small businesses are often clouded in uncertainty no matter how uncertain the times are

    Launching a small business can be difficult either if you’re entering an unknown industry or if it’s just a sector that you know well. Among numerous factors, this might happen because of some responsibilities or tasks that are essential to run a business but boring to get done. Besides being dull, such tasks or operations are also time-consuming. You planned to do something big, and there you are doing some accounting. Normally, these tasks would have an impact on your initial motivation and time management.

    Some startups follow the saying do what you know best and outsource the rest. This is a useful solution, but most small businesses are on tight budgets and cannot afford to outsource, even though it can be affordable compared to local services. Instead, there is a wide selection of free online tools that can come in handy. Those tools are very useful when in terms of productivity, time management, business planning, project management, etc. They are free for small businesses and small teams.

    I urges all campus members to constructively and intuitively abide and reflect on this in order to use it to analyze, examine and question their ideas and projects, as well as refining and implementing them.

    Reference are;

    Brains versus Capital book, pages 92 – 94

    7.9. and 7.10 respectively. try and read thanks you ALL!

  8. Online resources have come a long way helping individuals and business growth in many spheres of life. I really appreciate all the online tools listed here. The problem young persons have today, is the lack of interest in reading. I believe that if we read including these resources listed above, we will be well equiped to successfully implement our businesses brushing aways all the frustrattions that may come with launching a business espercially in this present time. So I encourage all campus members to take note of these tools, create time to study them and apply to our operations.

    Thank you youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Campus for sharing these resources with campus members.

  9. Running a small business or deciding to launch one in 2020 would require a lot of everything, but most of all, it would require an online presence. From time management and business planning to accounting, there are some online tools available that can be useful for startups to grow while prioritizing tasks

  10. Campus members, do you know the above article is very important to us? please l urge we all to read it.

  11. i want to colllaborate and ignite the divine spark of the Online Tools for Online Entrepreneurs with what Togeda’s commented today;

    Online resources have come a long way helping individuals and business growth in many spheres of life. I really appreciate all the online tools listed here. The problem young persons have today, is the lack of interest in reading. I believe that if we read including these resources listed above, we will be well equiped to successfully implement our businesses brushing aways all the frustrattions that may come with launching a business espercially in this present time. So I encourage all campus members to take note of these tools, create time to study them and apply to our operations.

    Thank you youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Campus for sharing these resources with campus members.

    I hope all campus members agree and refine their ideas and projects with the above article!!!

  12. Running a small business or deciding to launch one in 2020 would require a lot of everything, but most of all, it would require an online presence. That’s why from time management and business planning to accounting, there are some online tools available that can be useful for startups to grow while prioritizing tasks. These online tools will guide entrepreneurs as they envision to earn successful startups. Agreed members?

  13. Some online tools for online Enterprenuers are:
    Wave – accounting and finance
    ZipBooks – bookkeeping and invoicing
    Brightbook – bookkeeping
    Akaunting – accounting, transfers

  14. Finance applications for small businesses help handle payments, accounting, finance, payroll, receipts, personal finance, invoicing, and other processes.
    Those tool are what juliusanayochukwu just mentioned above.

  15. Other online tools are:

    Brightbook – bookkeeping
    Akaunting – accounting, transfers
    Zoho Invoice – invoice automation
    GnuCash – business and personal finance management
    Inveezy – invoicing
    SlickPie – invoicing, expanse tracking

  16. I vehemently agree with anayochukwujulius because these and many other tools can be helpful for small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses and companies to run most of their operations online. These companies did not allow the COVID-19 pandemic terminate their businesses. That’s a feature of a company that can face challenges in times of crises and this exhibited attitude shown by these successful startups towards problems should be a motivation to and me. Isn’t it members?

  17. I vehemently agree with anayochukwujulius because these and many other tools can be helpful for small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses and companies to run most of their operations online. These companies did not allow the COVID-19 pandemic terminate their businesses. That’s a feature of a company that can face challenges in times of crises and this exhibited attitude shown by these successful startups towards problems should be a motivation to you and me. Isn’t it members?

  18. I positively agree with Gregory’s comment below;

    I vehemently agree with anayochukwujulius because these and many other tools can be helpful for small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses and companies to run most of their operations online. These companies did not allow the COVID-19 pandemic terminate their businesses. That’s a feature of a company that can face challenges in times of crises and this exhibited attitude shown by these successful startups towards problems should be a motivation to you and me. Isn’t it members?

    I encourage my co contestants to join us in our unconventional journey of All! Guten Nach

  19. Today i want all campus members to utilize their diverse laboratory and reflect on this article piece;

    Running a small business or deciding to launch one in 2020 would require a lot of everything, but most of all, it would require an online presence. From time management and business planning to accounting, there are some online tools available that can be useful for startups to grow while prioritizing tasks.

  20. While online training and education has gain enemous recognition in contemporary times, it has shown to be inevitable following the outbreak of COVID 19. It is undeniable for most part of this year and in the nearest future, online presence will take significant time of our daily activities. Given this scenerio therefore, I strongly belief that this article is quite timely.

    Being a campus, the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition recognizes the importance of campus members to realize, undrstand and accept the fact that at present and in feature, physical learning may be limited as compare to online learning; and if as entreprebeurs we really aspire to succeed, then we need to go along with the trend hence this article.

    Now! what should our responsibility be as members of this campus? We need to braced ourselves, pick up this challenged and radically follow the trend starting with the the studying of the online tools listed in this article, and other trainings in this campus. Herein the founder and organizers of this competition will nod their heads, give a thumbs up and be assure we are appreciating, complementing their efforts and living by the values and ethics of this competition.

    Thank you Campus administrator for this article.

  21. l agree with inyang comment and hope all campus members will follow suite.

  22. With this eduheal’s comment which he just commented today, I think we need to xamine, question and refine it in iour entrepreneurial design using function not convention;

    here lies his comment

    While online training and education has gain enemous recognition in contemporary times, it has shown to be inevitable following the outbreak of COVID 19. It is undeniable for most part of this year and in the nearest future, online presence will take significant time of our daily activities. Given this scenerio therefore, I strongly belief that this article is quite timely.

    Being a campus, the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition recognizes the importance of campus members to realize, undrstand and accept the fact that at present and in feature, physical learning may be limited as compare to online learning; and if as entreprebeurs we really aspire to succeed, then we need to go along with the trend hence this article.

    Now! what should our responsibility be as members of this campus? We need to braced ourselves, pick up this challenged and radically follow the trend starting with the the studying of the online tools listed in this article, and other trainings in this campus. Herein the founder and organizers of this competition will nod their heads, give a thumbs up and be assure we are appreciating, complementing their efforts and living by the values and ethics of this competition.

    Thank you Campus administrator for this article. i agree with the comment collectively

  23. Online tools under project management are:
    Trello – free for unlimited personal boards with ten team boards
    Assana – free for unlimited projects and up to people
    Wrike – free for five team members
    Project.co – free for five projects and five users

  24. Other online tools are

    Toggl Plan – free for an unlimited number of projects and up to five team members
    Teamwork – free version for two projects and five team members
    ClickUp – free for unlimited users but limited features

  25. Onlinee tools under Communication and brainstorming:

    Slack
    Google docs and Google sheets
    Lucidchart
    MindMup
    Coggle
    Visual Thesaurus
    Freeplane
    IdeaBoardz
    Mind Meister
    Ideament

    Can help in business

  26. Online Tools for Online Entrepreneurs- l believe that every entrepreneur: experienced, beginners and aspiring should see the above highlighted online tools as something accustomed to because a true evident entrepreneur is rational, exceptional and serial. Don’t you think the social network is known to all entrepreneurs members?

  27. Online tools explicitly speeds up business transactions which has radically made startups prosperous. According to Günter Faltin in his book ‘Brains vs Capital’, small companies that started from small has seen the importance of online tools. Do you agree with me members?

  28. I unconventionally agree and support this comment by Julius;

    anayochukwujulius

    23.07.2020 · Reply

    Onlinee tools under Communication and brainstorming:

    Slack
    Google docs and Google sheets
    Lucidchart
    MindMup
    Coggle
    Visual Thesaurus
    Freeplane
    IdeaBoardz
    Mind Meister
    Ideament

    Can help in business

    I want and motivate All Contestants to align with this!!1

  29. If we also intuitively all read our wonderful book Brains beat Capital convincingly, i think this Gregory comment here will aid us to refine our diverse ideas and projects into implementation and prototypes stages;
    Let’s embrace this comment below; by Greg’s

    gregoryanayochukwu

    23.07.2020 · Reply

    Online tools explicitly speeds up business transactions which has radically made startups prosperous. According to Günter Faltin in his book ‘Brains vs Capital’, small companies that started from small has seen the importance of online tools. Do you agree with me members?

  30. Some startups follow the saying do what you know best and outsource the rest. This is a useful solution, but most small businesses are on tight budgets and cannot afford to outsource, even though it can be affordable compared to local services. Instead, there is a wide selection of free online tools that can come in handy. Those tools are very useful when in terms of productivity, time management, business planning, project management, etc. They are free for small businesses and small teams.

  31. Many billion-dollar companies had humble beginnings, sometimes in garages, rented apartments, and dorm rooms. Experience has shown that starting small with teams of two or three people or even alone can be tough, but many made it to become successful. Something else that experience has shown is that those successful founders were experts in what they were doing. Thus, the combination of knowledge with increased demand for a product or service and a little bit of luck turned those ideas from garage businesses to multinational companies.

  32. Online tools has not only been utilized for online businesses, but has also shown its efficiency, accuracy, consistency, quality and necessity. Don’t you think so members?

  33. Online tools for Meetings and videoconferencing

    Zoom
    Join.me
    Skype
    Mikogo
    IntermediaAnyMeeting
    UberConference
    Microsoft Teams
    Webex Meetings

  34. Online tools for SEO and Digital Marketing are…

    Google Analytics
    SEMrush
    MozBar
    Keyword hero
    Xenu
    Answer the public
    Keyword explorer
    Google trends
    Ubersuggest
    Disavow Tool
    Link miner
    Google My Business

  35. When using online tools to run your business, juliusanayochukwu’s comment above have some of the tools that can be used to make a successful startup. I therefore, urge you aspiring entrepreneurs to abide by it.

  36. Some online tools for Cloud Storage are

    Google drive
    Dropbox
    Icedrive
    Mega
    OneDrive
    ICould
    Media Fire
    Sync

  37. Today being funfundzwanzig Juli,

    i collectively support gregory comment;

    reason: It strikes a cord1!

    anayochukwugregory

    24.07.2020 · Reply

    When using online tools to run your business, juliusanayochukwu’s comment above have some of the tools that can be used to make a successful startup. I therefore, urge you aspiring entrepreneurs to abide by it.

  38. i also support Julis comment as well, they are of good quality to aid us in implenting our ideas and projects, ;;

    juliuschiemezue

    24.07.2020 · Reply

    Online tools for SEO and Digital Marketing are…

    Google Analytics
    SEMrush
    MozBar
    Keyword hero
    Xenu
    Answer the public
    Keyword explorer
    Google trends
    Ubersuggest
    Disavow Tool
    Link miner
    Google My Business

  39. Entrepreneurship Campus is really a platform for interaction and an ideal space for learning new things and acquiring new skills. Sustainability cannot be realized without the knowledge enhancement and improved knowhow.
    Thank you for sharing this article.

  40. Thus, the combination of knowledge with increased demand for a product or service and a little bit of luck turned those ideas from garage businesses to multinational companies.Campus members do you agree with these?

  41. I also support what chicken said on 25,07,2020. entrepreneurship campus is really a platform for leaning, interaction and sharing of ideas that will benefits the campus members and individuals.

  42. Social network is not just a tool for online entrepreneurs but also a connector of half baked ideas of would-be founders of startups especially in this pandemic period. Don’t you agree with me members?

  43. Online tools as they are can help create new concepts and innovations killing conventional ways

    Do you agree?

  44. These tools and many others can be useful and essential for small Enterprises. The COVID-19 pandemic has coerced businesses and companies to run most of their operations online. Hence, many new tools can become available for free or affordable prices in support of small and medium-sized businesses.

  45. I agree with juliusanayochukwu and juliuschiemezue

    I hope you all too

  46. Entrepreneurs should know that social network is a platform where they can learn how to improve their business administration. Do you agree with me members?

  47. I vehemently agree with gregoryanaychukwu because he has discovered an outstanding reality about social network and l urge you all to follow his footsteps.

  48. I believe every entrepreneur is entitled to the above highlighted online tools, so, and l advice you all to harness them. Don’t you think?

  49. Onlinee tools today can be seen as a part of business growth and development
    It supports less work and good profit

    Isn’t it?

  50. I agree with juliusanayochukwu

    I hope you all too

  51. Running a small business or deciding to launch one in 2020 would require a lot of everything, but most of all, it would require an online presence.

  52. Some of the onlinee presence include
    Google drive
    Dropbox
    Icedrive
    Mega

  53. Today being seibenundzwanzig Juli,

    I strongly and intuitively want to encourage all the campus members to join me and agree with Julius’s comment he commented;

    anayochukwujulius

    27.07.2020 · Reply

    Some of the onlinee presence include
    Google drive
    Dropbox
    Icedrive
    Mega

  54. Among numerous factors, this might happen because of some responsibilities or tasks that are essential to run a business but boring to get done. Besides being dull, such tasks or operations are also time-consuming.

  55. Emma’s comment is nice let us embrace it;

    emmanuelekpeny

    27.07.2020 · Reply

    Among numerous factors, this might happen because of some responsibilities or tasks that are essential to run a business but boring to get done. Besides being dull, such tasks or operations are also time-consuming.

  56. This is very necessary. Very many challenges are facing small businesses especially in financial management. Cash flow management becomes a hurdle thereby creating am imbalance between cash inflows and cash outflows. This results into untimely settlement of payables, lost trust from suppliers and bad debt increments.

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