Here is a list of free apps and websites you can use to help you set up your online business (see table A1, overleaf).

Take a quick look at what each offers and you'll discover very quickly that herein lies gold! Instead of having to work out which services you'll need, you can take it from me and the entrepreneurs that many of these apps and services are ‘must haves' for any online business.

Having this list at your fingertips will save you hours of research. Just see what's on offer here and cherry-pick the services that are of value to you. All of them are free and if you like them but want to really maximise their functionality, you can upgrade to a paid service.

But I can tell you right now that if you're just starting out, these services will suffice for some time to come and will get you over those early humps and hurdles that make setting up a new business so hard.

Good luck!

Please note all URLs and prices were correct at the time of printing.

Table A1: the top free apps and websites for your online business

App/Software Website Description Paid/Free
Dropbox A free service that lets you take your photos, docs and videos anywhere and share them easily Dropbox Basic accounts start with 2GB of free space If more space is required, you have to upgrade
Hightail Online file sharing, storage and much more Free account with a 2GB online drive If more ...

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