5 Essential Chrome Extensions for Small Business Owners in 2019
When I started using Google Chrome, the experience of extensions changed the game completely. Now, I wouldn’t use any other browser. There are just so many capabilities with chrome extensions. For small business owners, extensions can be vital tools to keeping their business running smoothly. These Chrome extensions are the absolute essentials that I recommend for small business owners, brand managers and marketers in 2019.
When you’re a small business owner, sometimes it’s hard to switch off at the end of the day. You might find yourself checking and responding to emails at all hours. But for the things that you want to respond to right then and there while the thought is fresh, but don’t actually require a response until maybe the next day, Boomerang is there to help. Not only that, but it can help you follow up on emails that you’ve sent that haven’t been replied to, and alert you to emails that you might have forgotten about. Boomerang is a super helpful extension to stay on top of things, and to keep your emails on a 9-to-5 schedule (even if you’re not).
Honey is a major staple, personally and professionally. Honey helps you determine whether there are any active coupons for what you’re purchasing upon checkout at online retailers, and will help you find and track the best prices when you’re shopping. It does all the work for you, so all you have to do is allow it to check.
For business pages on Facebook with under 100,000 followers, this extension is helpful to attain new Facebook fans. If someone ‘likes’ your post because it’s showing up in their feed for whatever reason, but they don’t actually like your page, you can use this to invite post likers to commit to your page. Facebook fans can be useful beyond just social media numbers, for generating leads and referral clientele.
Tailwind is an essential app and Chrome extension for those who are using Pinterest and Instagram in their marketing strategy. The Tailwind extension allows you to schedule as many images as there are on the webpage you’re currently on to your Pinterest or Instagram feed. Overall, Tailwind’s service is extremely valuable to any business with visual marketing needs.
Monitor how your website is doing with the Alexa Traffic Rank Chrome extension. This extension will help figure out where your business’ website stands, any similar sites, the average load time, and more useful statistics to improve your brand’s web experience.
Now that you’ve seen my list of essential Chrome extensions for small business owners in 2019… am I missing any? Let me know in the comments!