The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later.

Here are 5 quick and Free Tools for Business Owners from Kerala.

1. Google My Business is a free tool from Google that helps small businesses increase their visibility on Google Search and Maps. You can create and customize your listing while also interacting with customers through reviews, post updates, images, and Q&A. Link –

2. Bing Places for Business is a free service by Microsoft that allows small businesses to create a business profile on the second largest search engine, Bing. It’s a three-step process: Claim your small business, Complete your small business’ profile, Verify your small business listing. Link –

3. Free Local Business Listings – is Kerala’s fastest growing interactive directory. The specialty of the site is that you can add your own content, blogs and events for your business or service. You can link your company website to us and gain back-links to your site which will improve your Google rankings. Link –

4. LinkedIn Profile/Page

Linkedin is one of the most powerful business-to-business social networking sites. Small businesses can create a profile, post articles, share updates, join business groups, and network with other professionals. Link –

5 Quora is a great tool for this type of marketing since you’re demonstrating value when you create detailed answers to audience questions. It’s important to remember that the mission on Quora is to answer questions meaningfully rather than just blasting an advertising message to as many users as possible. Link –