My Favorite Business Tools

The right tools can make you more productive and efficient. Here are some of my favorite business tools that I personally recommend.

Eric's Favorite Business Tools for 2020


HubSpot CRM / Marketing / Sales

HubSpot offers a full stack of software for marketing, sales, and customer service, with a completely free CRM at its core. They’re powerful alone — but even better when used together. I believe every business needs a good CRM and HubSpot provides a variety of options for small and midsize companies.

Cost: FREE for CRM, basic marketing, and sales tools **

Thrive Themes

Thrive Themes for WordPress

WordPress themes and plug-ins, built from the ground up to make your entire website convert more of your visitors into subscribers, customers, and clients! I run both of my sites on Thrive Themes and find the tool much easier to use than other WordPress editors and themes.

Cost: $19/month paid annually

Social Media


Plan and publish your content for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, all from one simple dashboard. A great tool for scheduling posts across multiple networks. 

Cost: FREE - $99/month depending on usage

A2 Web Hosting
Web Hosting


Whether you have a brand new blog or an existing site, A2 Web Hosting has plans to suit your needs. They offer free site transfer and an optimized version of WordPress to help your site get the best performance.

Cost: Plans starting at $2.99/month **



Reach millions of potential listeners by listing your podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more. Buzzsprout feeds are compatible with all the top directories, so your podcast will appear wherever people are searching for it. I use this service to host my podcast, The Virtual CMO.

Special Offer - Clicking the Learn More button lets Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support The Virtual CMO podcast too!

Cost: $FREE - $24/month**



Great writing gets better results. Take yours to the next level. The writing assistant that works where you write. Check grammar, wordiness, and more. Easily improve any text. Eliminate grammar errors. Includes plug-ins for MS Word, Chrome, and an iOS Keyboard. 

Be aware, Grammarly regularly runs promotions which can significantly bring down your first year's cost. Watch for them, especially around the holidays.

Cost: FREE - $29.99/month

Affiliate Disclosure

** Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase, I will earn a small commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality, not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The price will be the same to you either way unless a special promotion is noted, in which case, you will receive the product at a discounted price.

The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you. If you decide to make a purchase using these link, your support is appreciated!

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