Being an entrepreneur and small business owner is such a rewarding thing. In order for your business to thrive and grow, you have to market. Even if you aren’t the best at marketing, or you don’t have a huge marketing budget, you can still get your name out there.

There are so many amazing, free marketing tools out there. Here’s a short list of marketing tools that every small business owner should know about and use.

  1. Buffer: you can’t market your business these days without using social media. Buffer is an amazing tool that allows you to schedule posts across all of you social media platforms and accounts. It even allows you to track your performance. Even better, Buffer has some partner companies that allow you to create beautiful graphics and interact with your customers online.
  2. Spaces’ free logo maker: its SOOO important to brand your business, even in the beginning stages. You may change it later, but you should still start with something. Spaces’ free logo maker is a quick and easy tool used for creating your very own logo. NO DESIGN SKILLS NEEDED!!
  3. Canva: If you’ve never used Canva, you’re missing out. From letterheads and business cards, to Facebook cover graphics and Pinterest posts, Canva has tons of templates for everything you will ever need to design. Use it for free or pay a small monthly fee for Canva for Work to make things even easier, by uploading all of your branding info.
  4. Mailchimp: ok, I know you think social media is enough, but it’s not! You need email marketing, and Mailchimp is the fast, simple, free way to go. Develop a better relationship with your customers and move them through your funnel.
  5. SurveyMonkey: customer feedback is VITAL! You can put in all the effort you want, push your products, and make tons of sales, but if you don’t know what your customers really think, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Design and publish surveys quickly with SurveyMonkey.

These are just 5 of the free marketing tools that you can use to help your business thrive. Don’t be afraid to look up more. Regardless of what your needs are, you can find it!!