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Small Business Owners Rank Favorite Tech Tools in 2016

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Stefan Schumacher

These are the best tech tools and apps for Cloud storage, email, social media, CRMs and organization, as ranked by small business owners and entrepreneurs. 

In their quest for efficiency and cost savings, small business owners and entrepreneurs are increasingly taking advantage of the easy to use tech tools available today.

The use of social media and Cloud storage has become almost universal. At a lesser rate, small companies are taking advantage of email marketing software, customer relationship management tools and social monitoring/publishing offerings.

Perhaps not surprisingly, giants Google and Facebook have become a fixture in the lives of small business owners more so than any other technologies. 

Check out our full rankings and more data on the top tech tools of 2016 below:

Small Business Owners' Top Tech Tools 2016

Social Network

  1. Facebook
  2. LinkedIn
  3. Google Plus
  4. Twitter
  5. Instagram

Cloud Storage

  1. Google Drive
  2. Dropbox
  3. Apple iCloud
  4. Microsoft OneDrive
  5. Box


  1. Google Drive
  2. Evernote
  3. Microsoft Outlook/OneNote
  4. Trello
  5. Slack

Email Marketing

  1. Mail Chimp
  2. Constant Contact
  3. Hubspot
  4. Benchmark
  5. Infusionsoft

Customer Relationship Management

  1. Salesforce
  2. Microsoft Dynamics
  3. SugarCRM
  4. Zoho
  5. Act

Social Media Management

  1. Hootsuite
  2. Hearsay Social
  3. Buffer
  4. Sprout Social
  5. TweetDeck

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