Business DraftWith the NFL season in full swing, fantasy football owners have a very good sense of their team’s strengths and weaknesses. Each is trying to get an edge on another owner by trolling the waiver wire to find a breakout star. As a business owner you can use some of the same logic! We reached back out to our pool of experts and have compiled some potential break out tools that can add great value to your business.

Below are our top-ranked tools that you should think about for your business:

Pick 1 – Google Analytics: This free online tool helps you find out how much traffic your website attracts, where your visitors are coming from and what people do after they get to your site.  For Google Analytics to track this information you have to add some code in your site’s underlying HTML.  As a business owner you can use this information to help fine-tune your site.  This tool is perfectly suited for a business that is trying to improve its online presence and performance.

Pick 2 – Dropbox: This cloud-storage service lets you access and sync files across all your devices. Dropbox is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android and Blackberry, and very helpful if you work from different locations. Dropbox only offers 2 GB of initial free storage which is far less then Google Drive but allows for a more diverse set of file types. You can also upgrade to their Pro plan for $9.99 a month which will give you 100 GB of storage.

Pick 3 – Visual-collaboration whiteboard app. You can drag and drop images, links, and documents to organize your ideas and projects.  This simple tool will keep your team in sync through brainstorming, planning, and execution of projects.  Features include private whiteboards, auto-save and backup features, comments, activity feeds, and chat.  This tool offers a basic free plan and upgrades start at $10 per month.

Pick 4 – Unroll.Me: Unroll.Me is a free tool that allows you to unsubscribe from email lists that you no longer have interest in.  Unroll gives you a list of all the email lists you are subscribed to and allows you to unsubscribe from the ones you don’t need, and then compiles the ones you still want to receive and sends them in one daily email.  If you are a business owner that consistently has a full inbox, but wants to keep in tune with what’s going on with competitors and in your industry, this tool is perfect for you.

Pick 5 – GTMetrix: Gives you a free analysis of your website’s speed, along with a list of things that can be done to improve your web page load times – something that is crucial to your organic search ranking and great for customers too.This tool helps you create a faster, more efficient and a better overall experience on your site.

Check out the first part of the series here.

Image Credit: Draft by Penn State

Caleb Alcorn

Caleb Alcorn

My name is Caleb Alcorn and I joined the PaySimple team in 2013 as an Online Acquisition Analyst. I help manage all things Google as well as our other acquisition channels. When not at the PaySimple office, I enjoy everything outdoors being a Colorado native; if I am not fishing somewhere, you will find me out on my favorite golf course.

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