by LeShane Greenhill
Repost from Tech Toolbox for Small Businesses, Part 2

Here are nine free or low-cost tech tools that will save small businesses a great deal of time and money.  Using technology effectively will help you win against larger competitors!

  1. Upwork is the largest online workplace where savvy businesses and professional freelancers go to work.
  2. Yesware puts powerful sales tools inside your inbox, with email tracking, phone dialer, and sales automation.
  3. Typeform makes collecting and sharing information comfortable and conversational. It’s a web-based platform you can use to create anything from surveys to apps, without needing to write single a line of code.
  4. Google Drive is a cloud storage service, and like any cloud storage service its main purpose is to expand your ability to store files beyond the limits of your hard drive.
  5. Hootsuite helps you keep track and manage your many social network channels.
  6. Slack is a collaboration hub that connects your organization — all the projects and the people — so you can get things done.
  7. Pipedrive is a sales management tool designed to help small sales teams manage intricate or lengthy sales processes.
  8. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with hundreds of millions of members, and growing rapidly.
  9. is an inbound and outbound automation and sales acceleration platform that puts your outreach on autopilot, while maintaining a personal touch.

LeShane Greenhill, Founder Sales Cocktail

SalesCocktail is a digital resource designed for owners and sales professionals in the minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) community. Founded by LeShane Greenhill, SalesCocktail delivers a steady stream of advice, tools and tips for enabling free and inexpensive technology to accelerate sales, replicate daily tasks and manage your time.

SalesCocktail offers free services including a weekly blog and a monthly, sales and tech webinar. For entrepreneurs ready to invest more time and energy into expanding their sales, we offer a Top Shelf subscription that delivers an ever-expanding bank of sales tools that give minority-, women-, veteran-, and LGBT-owned enterprises a leg up in achieving sales success and business growth.

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