Business and “free” rarely go hand in hand. But in Africa, they are a match made in business heaven!
Here is a situation.
You are either starting up a business, already have one or joining a fellow entrepreneur on the journey. But you need easy to use business tools so you may keep things moving remotely.
Well, without wasting anytime…. here is the list of the free business tools
1) WhatsApp Business
Yes! Just like the ordinary messenger chat apps on your phone. WhatsApp business is suited for business owners that need to keep the customer care or sales lines open. With an approx 1.6 Billion users and Africa as the largest user, you got to use WhatsApp business.
With WhatsApp you can call, chat and even share links to documents, and more recently they have plans on increasing the number of group calls to more than 4!
Find more statistics at Statista
2) Gmail from Google
If you reading this by now… you definitely have an email address. You might be using other “email clients” like Yahoo or even Outlook live, though the main advantage of using Gmail is the ability to easily collaborate across all devices with all teammates on the free 15GB Google Drive.
Having a Gmail account gives you the flexibility of using a Microsoft Office-like cloud platform for you and your team.
3) Shared Drive
Google drive or Gdrive is a free resource that lets you create, share, download and collaborate in real-time on spreadsheets, word and presentation slides with your team-mates. A feature most software companies would charge you a lot for.
Both Gmail and Googlr drive are encrypted and secured with your credentials. So you can have a peace of mind while you work.
We shall shine more light on how to secure yourself online soon.