Business development

20 platforms for startups and businesses

We delve into the highly complex world of available business solutions. With apps that are meant to help make your life easier, faster and more enjoyable. And chat bots that are meant to help solve your overly complex sales funnel. There certainly is a lot available, and not everyone knows what to choose.


Slack revolutionized the way teams talk, and convinced the world we needed chat apps for every team we're in. Today Slack's more than just a place to talk—it's a business hub where you make decisions and automate work with bots and use far too many emoji.


Intercom shows you who is using your product or website and makes it easy to personally communicate with them through targeted content, behavior-driven email, in-app, and web messages.


Just like Intercom, Drift is a messaging app you can place on your website, for free. Any conversation can be a conversion. Instead of traditional marketing and sales platforms that rely on forms and follow ups, Drift connects your business with the best leads in real-time.


Mailchimp provides marketing automation for e-commerce businesses. Send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand.


Zapier helps you to connect the apps you use everyday to automate your work and be more productive. They have over 1000 apps and easy integrations to help you automate your workflow.


Stripe is an online payment processing tool for internet businesses. Stripe is a suite of payment APIs that powers commerce for businesses of all sizes.

Google G Suite

 Do your best work with Google Suite of intelligent apps (formerly Google Apps). Get business email, video conferencing, online storage and file sharing.

Google Meet

Real-time meetings through Google Meet. Using your browser, share your video, desktop, and presentations with teammates and customers.


Say goodbye to phone and email tag for finding the perfect meeting time with Calendly .


Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems.


Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard. Manage multiple networks and profiles and measure your campaign results.


Buffer is an intuitive social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive social media results.


Build beautiful, engaging, and conversational online forms, surveys, quizzes, landing pages, and much more with Typeform.


Prosperworks is a cloud-based customer relationship management tool that gives users complete views of their customers. The program is applicable to any industry, including advertising, distribution and real estate.


Wrike is an online project management software that gives you full visibility and control over your tasks. With the help of our product, managing projects becomes easier. Our project management tools include time tracking, project planning and organization, an interactive timeline, communication and online collaboration.


Asana is web-based software-as-a-service designed to improve team collaboration. It focuses on allowing users to manage projects and tasks online without the use of email.


Station unifies all your web apps in one neat & productive interface.

  • ‍🛠 A Smart Dock to organize your workflow
  • 🔎 Unified Search to find anything quickly
  • 🔔 Notification Center to stay in control


Dropbox is a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork-so you can focus on the things that matter. Sign in and put your creative energy to work.

Facebook Business

Facebook Business Helps you to manage ad accounts, pages, and the people who work on them — all in one place. 


Invision lets you upload your design files and add animations, gestures, and transitions to transform your static screens into clickable, interactive prototypes.

Rylan Ziesing

Founder and Director, Rhino Design.