With daunting statistics connected to the business world, such as 20% of businesses fail in their first year, or 50% of businesses fail in their fifth year, you will want to do everything possible to give yourself the best chance of success with your company. Having your own business is a dream for many, so if you are thinking of starting your own business, or currently have one but need help with improving it to make it the best it can be, then read below for our top apps and websites that can do just that.

1. Ahrefs

Ahrefs is a great tool that can help you optimize your SEO, audit your site, track individual keywords, find prospective backlinks, and analyze the data of your competitors. This tool has a huge amount of resources, and specialist features to help you optimize your site as best as possible, as well as helping you reach out to your targeted audience and drive organic traffic.

2. Spokeo

Spokeo is a reverse lookup service, that uses millions of bits of data from across the web to provide you with a comprehensive result of all the data available on an individual or business that you are looking for.

With Spokeo, you could use either the phone number search or email search in order to obtain this information. Simply put in the email or phone number of your competitors, and Spokeo could provide you with helpful data you need in order to analyze their business model, and marketing strategies, such as social media strategies.

Having such information is valuable to your business as you will be able to see immediately what marketing and social media strategies work for your industry with no risk to you. Spokeo’s email search and reverse phone lookup tool will go a long way to help your success.

3. Clockify

People vastly underestimate how good time management can equate to success in business. However, not everyone is blessed with good time management skills, but this is where Clockify comes in. This app helps you keep track of your working hours, and your upcoming tasks, as well as keeping you on track with those tasks. The basic version of this app is free to use and will help you get a great idea of how much more productive and efficient you can be with good time management.

4. Hunter.io

 This site, also known as the email hunter uses a program to find email address using only the domain name. This tool finds all the email address of those on the site or connected with the site, so you can gather a list of email addresses for the professionals you are wanting to connect within a matter of minutes. Hunter.io also verifies the email addresses for you so you never have to waste time compiling emails for non-existent or dead accounts.

5. Slack

Slack is a messaging service that is perfect for keeping in touch with your team all at once. On Slack, you can create different workspaces and groups of your choice, and then those workers in the chat can all keep up to date with messages, changes, and tasks, etc at the same time. This program can be used on your computer, or on your phone via their app and is a great way to keep up to date with what’s going on even if you are not in the office.

6. Mailshake

Mailshake is a software that is able to send huge amounts of emails all at the same time – this kind of tool is the best solution to reaching a large number of companies in a short time, which is particularly important for marketing. As well as being able to bulk send emails, you can also set yourself tasks and reminders to follow up with appointments or messages, and you can even schedule follow up emails to be sent out automatically. This system makes emails and follow-ups as easy as possible and saves you a lot of time and stress.

Don’t let other people’s failures put you off making your own business dream a reality. Having the right attitude and tools is a huge part of a business’ success, so implement as many of these apps and websites as you need, and see how much your business can improve.

Valerie Malecha
Valerie Malecha is the content marketing manager for Spokeo. She is an experienced writer and editor. She creates articles on relations, dating, parenting, technology, travel and business topics.


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