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Published on January 11th, 2013 | by VerticalResponse

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3 Cool Small Business Tools

We’re always on the lookout for cool tools to help grow and power small businesses. Today, we’re sharing 3 small business tools that’ll help you build an audience, a mobile website (for all those tablet and mobile devices out there), and optimize the heck outta your site.

small buisness tools1. Launchrock is one of the quickest and easiest ways to set up a website intended specifically to building an audience before you launch a product or business. The site builder is simple and intuitive – you describe your idea, upload an image and point your domain name to the site. LaunchRock then provides a simple form asking potential customers to sign up to be notified of the pending launch of your product. In less than an hour, you can have an attractive site that helps you build a list of eager customers who’re hungry for info about your launch. We’ve got a Skadeedle example here.

There’s no cost to create an account and there’s no limit on traffic, or how many names you can collect. Cool stuff.

Small business tools 2. BoostSuite is a web marketing optimization product for small businesses. Simply put, BoostSuite looks at your marketing data, finds the biggest opportunities, and gives you simple tasks to complete. BoostSuite virtually holds your hand as you make each change, and checks to make sure it was done correctly. It takes only three minutes to set up, is easy to learn, and can be used by anyone. BoostSuite starts free, then the first paid plan is $19/month. SEO made simple and affordable.

small business tools3. DudaMobile converts websites into mobile-friendly websites in minutes including hosting, site analytics, click-to-call, mobile maps and more. According to DudaMobile, “70 million Americans browse websites from their phone every month and over 60 percent of consumers use smartphones to search for business locations or directions.” As you can see, It makes sense to have a mobile friendly website for your biz. The best part? DudaMobile has a free plan that’s ideal for most small businesses.

That’s our quickie round up of 3 cool small business tools. Stay tuned for more and share your personal faves in the comments for our readers!

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provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys. Our mission is to empower small businesses and non-profit organizations to easily and affordably create, manage and analyze their own marketing campaigns.



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