5 Online Business Tools for Go-Getters

1. Doodle.com
Need to schedule a meeting with a bunch of busy co-workers? Then Doodle is your new best friend. Use this free and easy website to create a poll for your co-workers to simply select the meetings times that work best for them. Just send out the poll and Doodle keeps you updated as your co-workers respond.

2. Sxc.hu
I just need a picture of a flower, that’s it. Why is this so hard? Okay, we’ve all been there. You need a photo but you don’t want to worry about copyright or photo permissions. Thankfully, there’s sxc.hu, the leading free stock photography website. The photo selection is enormous. The only drawback is that you’ll have to deal with the obnoxious istock advertising plastered throughout the photo libraries.

3. FreeConferenceCall.com
Yes, totally free, for up to 96 callers. This service couldn’t be easier, just have your participants call the number provided at the designated time. The caveat? You’ll have to sign up for an account and deal with a few unwanted emails from time to time.

4. SurveyMonkey.com
Not as cute as it sounds, but this tool is convenient and functional. Choose from simple and complex survey templates to suit your needs. Send out links to online surveys or imbed directly on your website. When it’s time to collect survey results, surveymonkey provides options for visually pleasing graphs or raw data.

5. Animoto.com
Dazzle everyone with a professional looking video using this free web based application. No software download necessary. Intended for slideshow videos, this simple video editor is easy for anyone to use. Upload photos and video clips and animoto will provide the rest.