Today I have some business tools to help improve your customer relationships and communication.

Running a small business requires the wearing of many hats, especially for solo entrepreneurs. By using the right resources you can greatly improve your efficiency and sales reach. There are several ways to make better connections by taking advantage of these great tools. Let me know how these work for you!

1) Dedicated business line – Google Voice

One way to create balance and manage your time is to have a professional business telephone number. You can easily do this by creating a Google Voice account. Signup is quick and simple through your Google profile, and includes voice messages. Just connect your land line or cell phone number and you are ready to go.

2) Secure and affordable website hosting – 1and1

Need a URL and an affordable host for your website? Then why not try 1and1? This is a low-cost, yet quality service that is perfect especially for startups who are not ready to sign a lengthy contract. The cost to signup is minimal for domains and hosting and includes applications such as WordPress, Joomla!, and more. Build one website or multiple with three different hosting packages.

3) Create your own radio show – Spreaker

Podcasts and webinars are a growing trend and a perfect method to use to connect with your audience. The key to success is to get your message out to as many listeners as possible. That is where Spreaker comes in, which is a tool that allows you to create and air your own radio show. The great part is that it is directly broadcasted on the popular iHeart Radio network for free.

4) Host a video meeting – Free Conference Call

Do you want to hold a conference all from one place without the use of software? Then Free Conference Call is a great tool for your business or startup. With this free service you can host a one-on-one conversation or invite a group, all from your office at the click of a button. The app is available for download on both tablets and smart phones.

Hopefully you will find these tools for business useful to your communication and growth. Are there any that you would like to add as well?