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Software is everywhere in today’s world. If you have recently started up a new business or you’re running one, you probably rely on software multiple times throughout the day.

Small businesses may not have the budget to buy a license or a subscription to all of the software they need for critical business processes.

We already put together our list of of top 5 free software solutions for small businesses. However, there’s just so many good software options out there that we’ve put together another list of 5 free software platforms that will help your business.

1. SEMRush

First up is SEMRush. This handy software provides us with keyword intelligence. What does that mean? Well, SEMRush will show you how many people per month are searching on Google and/or Bing for a specific search term in an individual country. As well as that it will show other relevant terms and the accompanying volume of searches.

Basically, it shows you exactly what your potential customers are searching online, which can help inform any and all online marketing you do for your business. SEMRush has premium options that you can pay for, but it’s completely free to get statistics on around 15 different keywords per day. Use it to find where your market is.

2. Ecwid

Next up is a easy to use E-Commerce software solution for your website. Using Ecwid you can build a standalone E-Commerce website in moments or easily integrate it with other content management systems such as WordPress. The interface is easy and intuitive to set up products and pricing as well as the important things like tax and shipping.

The best thing about Ecwid? You’re E-Commerce store can sell up to 10 items before you have to pay a small monthly subscription. So, if you’re starting a business up or even already running one that sells online, take a look at Ecwid for an E-Commerce store with no cost.

3. Freedcamp

You may have heard of Basecamp, the simple and easy to use project management tool. You may have even used it, and really liked it. What if there was something similar your startup could use that was free? Introducing Freedcamp, a project management software that’s free to use for your business. Who said keeping on top of your business activities business couldn’t be easy and free?

Freedcamp makes money by charging for add-ons such as a CRM. So if you just want to use the software as a project management tool, you can use it to your heart’s content, for free.

4. Google Drive

Not only is google drive a place where you can back up all of your files for free it can also act as a replacement for Microsoft Office for businesses that can’t afford that vital software suite. Using Drive you can produce word docs, slideshows and spreadsheets and all you need to do is sign up for a google account. If you’re using gmail as your email provider you already have access to this wonderful resource, and you didn’t even know it.

5. Studio Cloud

We may have saved the best for last here. Studio Cloud is a full business management software platform that can handle everything from client management to marketing. The good news, if you’re a micro business or a one man band, Studio Cloud is completely free for single user access.

So, that completes our latest list of free software that will help your small business. We’re always on the look out for anything that can help businesses in any way shape or form so keep an eye on our latest articles at

Marc O'Dwyer

After completing a Graduate program in Marketing, Marc’s impressive sales career began at Allied Irish Banks, Pitney Bowes and Panasonic where he received numerous Irish and European sales performance awards and consistently exceeded targets and expectations. In 1992, Marc’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to set up his own business, Irish International Sales (IIS). Initially, this company was a reseller for Take 5 Accounts and Payroll software. Within four years, IIS became the largest reseller of Take 5 in Ireland, acquiring four other Take 5 resellers. He also found time to set up two mobile phone shops under the Cellular World brand and a web design company offering website design services for small businesses. In 2001, he bought the majority share in a small Irish software business, Big Red Book. At that time, the company was losing money. The company became profitable within two months, and Marc then acquired a payroll company to compliment Big Red Books Accounting products. In 2003, IIS were appointed as Channel Partners with SAP for their new SME product, SAP Business One. Marc sold his Take 5 business and concentrated on developing this new market for SAP As a result, by 2007, IIS was recognised as the largest Channel Partner for SAP in EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa). In 2008, the IIS Sales Manager bought the Company from Marc in an MBO. He launched Big red cloud in June 2012, the online version of big red book, to date the company successfully converts 59% of trials into sales and the number of customers is growing rapidly. Marc continues to run both Big Red Book and Big Red Cloud which now support 75,000 businesses. He is a very keen sportsman, having played rugby for 20 years, represented Leinster at under 16 and under 20 levels, and league squash with Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club for 10 years. Marc has competed in 11 Marathons, including the London and Boston Marathons, and has completed several Triathlons and Half Ironman races. He has also completed six Ironman Races in Austria(x2), Frankfurt (Germany), Nice (France) , Mallorca (Spain) and Copenhagen (Denmark)

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