If you run a small business, you know just how tough it can be to do everything on your own. But, it is also expensive to hire staff, and a lot of the other project management tools you may need are just beyond your budget right now. Here are some tools that are going to help you with your business, and they will be well within your budget. In fact, some of them are absolutely free.

Asana

This is a project management tool that can be used by up to 15 people at no cost to you. It is as easy to use as Facebook, and allows you and your teams to have real-time interaction. This tool will let you track time, visualize goals, prioritize tasks, get project updates, and more. There is even a calendar function that allows you to display the tasks for your entire team on the dashboard. Not only is this a great project management tool for small businesses, it is also a great tool to use in your personal life so you can stay organized. A really neat feature is being able to use the TAB key to create “hot keys”.

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Casual

This is a neat tool that is visual without being color coded. It tracks all of your projects, and is easy for anyone to use. There are all kinds of great features that you get with this tool. It has drag and drop interface, and it can link tasks and show which ones need to be done separately and which can be combined. It will create groups of tasks within projects, and you will have an overview to see where you are at with your projects and which things are due now. You can try this project management tool for two weeks for free. After that, plans are reasonably priced, starting at just $9 per month for two users.

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Basecamp

This is a web-based project management app that is loaded with features for project management tasks and communication. You can do everything from one page, including discussions, note taking, due dates, tags, and a whole lot more. You can get this tool for as low as $20 per month, and there are different packages and prices available. You get SSL data encryption and daily backup with any plan you choose.

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Apollo HQ

You don’t have time to waste, and the creators of Apollo know this. That is why they came up with this awesome project and contact management tool. You can work quickly and efficiently, and always know what is going on with your projects at any given moment. You can use it anywhere, even when you are on the road, and take care of all of your tasks. You can even let external workers access the projects. New features are always being added, and you can submit ideas, requests, report issues, and more. Packages start at just $23 per month, with the most expensive being $148 per month. This tool is considered to be the next best thing as Basecamp.

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Flow

This is a great tool for teams. You can plan and execute projects, create tasks, make comments, add to lists, tag tasks, assign tasks, and much more. There is also an iPhone app that has regular updates, and a Mac companion app. You get all this for just $99 per year, and you can try it for two weeks for free before making any final decisions about whether or not you want to continue using it. But, with such a low price, it is definitely worth it to have an annual subscription.

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