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16 Essential Small Business Tools

Technology solutions to help with your business

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Technology Solutions to Help Support Your Business

Amazon Marketplace - an e-commerce platform owned and operated by Inc. that enables third-party sellers to sell new and used offerings on's fixed-price online marketplace alongside Amazon's regular offerings.

Apple Pay - Apple Pay gives your customers an easy, secure, and private way to pay for goods using mobile app.

Apple Store – Download business apps for Apple devices.

Constant Contact - Online email marketing solution to manage subscribers, send emails, and track results. Offers integrations with other programs.

Dropbox - Dropbox keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and never lose a file again.

EBaySell goods and apparel in auction style.

Google Drive - Business email, calendar, storage and more. Documents are automatically stored in Drive so everyone always has the latest. version.

Google Play  - Find top business apps for Android devices.

Google Wallet - You can use Wallet to receive money from people you know for small business transactions.

Mail Chimp - Online email marketing solution to manage subscribers, send emails, and track results. Offers integrations with other programs.

Paypal - PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account.

Salesforce – A cloud computing company that manages databases.

Skype - Skype for Business Basic gives you instant messaging (IM), audio and video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information.

Square – Mobile payment program that allows anyone to process credit card transitions.

Squarespace - A resource for creating a website landing page, image galleries, a professional blog, or an online store.

Venmo – Venmo is a free digital wallet that lets you make and share payments with friends.

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