We are in the midst of COVID-19, a global infectious disease pandemic also called Coronavirus, which has affected not just people’s health, but the social distancing mandate has affected the majority of businesses, too.
In these times of uncertainty, it could be so easy to just put your head down and try to get through the next few months, or even raise your prices in order to profit from this global pandemic. Instead, what we’ve been seeing is that many companies have been stepping up to the plate to help out their fellow entrepreneurs and customers.
With all of the free offerings from tech companies, we decided to curate a list of the best resources we’ve found.
Our hope is that one of these links will help you during tough times. This (incomplete) list includes:
- Ad credits
I hope this helps you, and please stay safe!
A Quick Note: SBA’s Financial Coronavirus Relief Options
Before we dive into this long list of companies offering free stuff, let me just remind you that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has a few funding options for businesses during this unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses. In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak:
- Click here to find financial Coronavirus relief options for your business during this difficult time.
- Click here to find out how to get stimulus money, SBA loans and unemployment benefits.
- Click here to find financial resources for freelancers, solopreneurs and gig workers.
75+ Standout Tech Companies that Are Supporting Businesses During Tough Times
1Password, a password manager, is removing the 30-day trial period on 1Password Business and offering the first 6 months free so companies can start keeping their teams secure without getting finance involved.
With many schools facing physical campus closures and moving to online learning due to COVID-19, Adobe is offering free at-home access to its Creative Cloud tools to students through May 31.
They’re also offering free 90-day access to its web conferencing tool, Adobe Connect, for both current subscribers and non-customers, through July 1.
Affinity Designer (software)
Vector graphics editor Affinity is helping to support the creative community during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a 90-day free trial of all the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite.
They’re also offering a 50% discount for users who would prefer to buy and keep the apps, including iPad versions.
Tim Soulo’s $799 “Blogging for Business” course on Ahrefs is now free! Ahrefs wanted to give away premium educational content for free to inspire more people to stay at home during this pandemic.
AJL Analytics (consulting)
Michael Helbling, owner of AJL Analytics, has partnered with Evan LaPointe and his team at Core Sciences to offer a free service to the broader community for at least the next 30 days. For companies or individual contractors who have a project or need, or if you are a freelance digital analytics professional, they will consult with you and try to find a contractor or two that help you with your project.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering tools to support remote learning and teaching. They are providing customers in the most affected regions with technical support, offerings and AWS Promotional Credit to help educational institutions power remote learning.
Atlassian, a software development and collaboration tool, has made its cloud-based versions of Jira Software, Confluence, Jira Service Desk and Jira Core available for free to small teams, in addition to their existing free offerings for teams of all sizes.
They are also offering 1-year subscriptions to Trello Business Class for free to educators at K-12 schools and higher education institutions. They have also launched a remote work hub with advice on staying productive and collaborative.
AT&T (data provider)
AT&T has removed usage caps for its home broadband Internet service as a result from the increased number of people working from home. This means that customers who go over the limit will not be subject to overage fees or late-payment fees for the next 60 days on postpaid wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business, U-verse TV or DIRECTV.
BlackBerry, which provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world, is offering free availability of secure communication solutions to businesses by enabling a secure, productive and connected environment for workers. This includes quick onboarding and enablement that can be delivered remotely with our services.
Because more people are working from home these days than ever before, Calendly, an online appointment scheduling software, is offering free Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations to help remote workers stay connected through June.
They are also providing free premium plan access to teams working directly on COVID-19 pandemic research, response or mitigation.
CircleLoop, a cloud-based phone system for business, pledges free remote phone service to all UK schools, charities and healthcare providers for the next 3-months to any existing or new customers who need to facilitate remote, mobile or flexible working at short notice.
Cisco Webex (software)
Cisco Webex, a cloud-based enterprise solution for video conferencing, online meetings and webinars, has expanded the capabilities on their free Webex offer in all countries where it is available. The additional features include unlimited usage (no time restrictions), support for up to 100 participants and toll dial-in (in addition to existing VoIP capabilities).
They are also providing free 90-day licenses to businesses who are not Webex customers in this time of need.
Clarity Wave (software)
Clarity Wave is an employee engagement software that helps businesses ensure that their employees stay focused and engaged while working remotely. It helps you gather anonymous feedback, increase employee engagement, promote peer-to-peer recognition and decrease staff turnover and absenteeism.
To support your company during these challenging times, Clarity Wave is now offering 3 months of free access, without any limit, to new customers. Effective immediately, you get full Clarity Wave service for free, for your whole company, until (at least) the end of June.
Cloudbric (cybersecurity tool)
Cloudbric Remote Access Solution is a simple and secure way to connect for any organization — they are the hassle-free answer to your cybersecurity needs. And as a fast-growing cybersecurity vendor, Cloudbric knows firsthand the impact that the pandemic has on businesses of all sizes. For this reason, they are offering their newly launched remote working solution for free until August.
Cloudbric’s Remote Access Solution provides a cloud-based, secure channel for employees to remotely access files and applications on company web servers located on private networks. This establishes an encrypted connection between the user and a private network while blocking out hack attempts, malware, malicious bots, intrusions originating from black IPs, and even DDoS attacks. All without a need for any hardware or software installations on either the client or the server side.
Cloudflare protects and accelerates more than 26 million Internet properties and helps organizations stay productive from any location. During the Coronavirus outbreak, they are making those enterprise-grade features available to small businesses at no cost.
They are offering Cloudflare for Teams seats at no cost for small businesses through September 1, and a free 30-minute onboarding session with a technical expert.
Codecademy, an online educational organization, teaches millions of learners web development, mobile development and data science skills, is offering 10,000 scholarships to Codecademy Pro for free to high school and college students across the world for the rest of the school year.
Those students get access to the same features that every Codecademy Pro learner does: roadmaps to figure out what to learn, thousands of hours of courses and projects to learn programming and data science, and a community of supportive peers.
Comcast (data provider)
As more schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home due to the Coronavirus, Comcast has made its Xfinity WiFi network free to everyone, including non-Xfinity Internet customers.
They’re also giving all customers unlimited data for free for the next 60 days and will not disconnect a customer’s Internet service or assess late fees if they contact them and let them know that they can’t pay their bills during this period.
For their Internet Essentials program, which services low-income families, new customers will have access to the program for free for 60 days and the base Internet speed for all existing and new Internet Essential customers has permanently increased.
If you are working from home during the virus outbreak, Conversionlive is offering Everyday Behavioral Science for Marketers, a $345 course on becoming a data-driven digital marketer, for free. This self-directed online training course includes 12 videos, 6 sessions and a 76-page workbook that will teach you how to optimize a website the way the experts (us) do it.
CXL Institute (course)
CXL is offering their Growth Marketing Mini-degree to people whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID-19 (i.e. are out of work), particularly those in an industry that’s been hit especially hard by this crisis, such as hospitality, travel, food services, transportation, and brick and mortar retail.
They encourage people to get trained in digital marketing to come out of this crisis armed with new skills, ready for a new (remote) job. And, with their connections in the community, they might be able to help you land a new gig as well!
DeltaNet International (course)
Although this isn’t technically a marketing or tech company, I thought it was important to include here anyway.
DeltaNet International, which provides multilingual compliance and Health and Safety e-learning solutions to all types of organizations around the globe, is offering its course Preventing the Spread of Infection absolutely free until March 31, 2021 to help businesses manage the threat of Coronavirus.
For companies that are experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19, Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries during this challenging time.
FeedbackFruits is a pedagogical tool for higher education institutions. Ensuring the continuity of education around the world is of universal public concern, so FeedbackFruits tools are now free to support teachers until they can resume regular teaching.
G2, the world’s largest tech marketplace, is offering a 90-day G2 Track subscription completely free to ensure that your business isn’t wasting money on unused tools and licenses. G2 Track helps you find opportunities like overlapping or underused software subscriptions to reduce software spend.
Gantt Pro (software)
Gantt Pro, a cloud-based project management solution that offers Gantt charts, scheduling and progress tracking and more, is helping in two ways during the coronavirus pandemic and challenging economic situation:
- Providing a free GanttPRO account to hospitals, healthcare-related and non-profit organizations to help with their remote planning and organizing proper working conditions until August 15.
- Offering their Gantt chart software to nonprofit organizations for a discount, so they can simplify their work process and focus on other important things – to help people in need.
To help out during the COVID-19 outbreak, GForge is offering two options:
- GForge in both SaaS or on-premises for free for up to 12 months for new customers.
- A free upgrade to unlimited users for up to 12 months for existing customers.
- In addition, they will also consult with you to identify your remote work needs to ensure your team’s success.
Google Ads (credits)
Google is helping to alleviate some of the cost for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) during this challenging time by giving away $340 million in ad credits, which can be used at any point until the end of 2023 across their Google Ads platforms. SMBs who have been active advertisers since the beginning of 2019 will see a credit notification appear in their Google Ads account in the coming months.
Google Cloud (software)
To help businesses and schools stay connected in response to Coronavirus, Google is offering free access to their advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally until July 1. This offer includes larger meetings for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.
HARMON BROTHERS (course)
In response to the coronavirus, HB has made their $197 course, The 14-Day Script Challenge, free to everyone for 30 days, and all you have to do is agree to social distancing. This course will give you step-by-step instructions, everything you need to write an ad that sells (using their complete HB ad structure), and the accountability to get it done so you can scale your business and be on your way to becoming a household brand.
In response to the global economic impact of COVID-19, Hootsuite is offering free access to their Professional plan until July 1 to help small businesses and nonprofits stay connected to their customers and audiences.
They’re also giving access to a free library of Hootsuite Training Videos to help you engage with your audience, create content efficiently, and manage crisis communications.
HubSpot is offering a few things:
- Reduced price of their Starter Growth Suite from $112.50 USD/month to $50 USD/month for 12 months from the date of purchase.
- Increased limits on calling to 2,000 minutes/month for Starter and Professional customers of Sales Hub and Service Hub for 90 days.
- Their paid Meetings functionality, Quotes, E-Sign, and 1:1 Video tools are all available for free for 90 days from activation.
iAuditor by SafetyCulture (software)
iAuditor is a safety inspection software that provides visibility and insights to help improve safety and quality standards across an organization. As the COVID-19 situation continues to impact people and businesses around the world, this has never been more pertinent.
SafetyCulture is deeply invested in keeping people healthy and safe around the world by making their products accessible to those who need it the most, so they’re offering iAuditor Premium to workers across a range of impacted industries, including Healthcare, Emergency, Education, and Volunteer, free of charge for 6 months.
Interviewstream, a recruiting software company, is offering free access to their on-demand (one-way) and connect (live) video interviewing solutions through April 30. As companies try to cope with the changes brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19), Interviewstream helps hiring teams, candidates and businesses stay connected.
Jamm is an audio-visual communication tool (that integrates with Slack) used by remote workers to record videos or do a live call with your team. They are offering free access for the next three months.
Jottful (marketing services)
Jottful is a software company that specializes in easy and affordable website design for small businesses. They are offering a free “Getting Started Online” advice session and roadmap for small businesses and self-employed folks.
Your website needs to help you book appointments, make sales or just provide the information that buyers need in order to make decisions, so their advice session includes personalized guidance on the best technology and people to get your business not only online, but to succeed. In addition, Jottful is offering free marketing services!
Kapwing, a product that enables young people and teachers to create videos, multimedia collages, and more from any device without any need for technical training or expertise, is giving Kapwing Pro for free to any educator affected by emergency closures.
Kaspersky, a multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, is offering free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organizations in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The full list of B2B products available for free for six months include: Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus, Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business Advanced and Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security.
Krisp, a virtual microphone that removes background noises on calls, is offering several things for the next 6 months (until September 17):
- All users get 120 minutes/week of free noise cancellation.
- All students, teachers, hospital and government workers get unlimited Krisp for free.
- Krisp Pro and Teams get a 30% price cut, so the new price is $40/year and $5/month.
In response to COVID-19, Labster is helping to bring learning online quickly in the event that your high school or higher ed organization has to close or students decide to stay home. While not free, they do provide discounted pricing for the next several months.
As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, schools have implemented emergency distance learning plans. LanSchool is offering complimentary LanSchool Air licenses as an online learning solution through July 1.
LanSchool Air supports distance teaching with Screen Monitoring (mimics the classroom environment), Messaging (makes it easy for teachers and students to stay connected), Raise Hand (allows teachers to quickly address student questions in remote settings and Integrations with solutions you love – including Google Classroom and Clever – to streamline digital instruction.
Lily Ray (consulting)
SEO expert Lily Ray is offering SEO and digital marketing support by connecting businesses affected by the coronavirus with experienced digital marketers for free consulting and strategy to help businesses get back on their feet.
People who are now working from home can access 16 of LinkedIn’s online learning courses. These courses cover everything from tips for leading video conferences to productivity and time management tips while working from home to managing stress to learning how to get the most out of Zoom or WebEx.
LogMeIn (emergency remote work kits)
LogMeIn, a provider of SaaS and cloud-based remote connectivity services for collaboration, IT management and customer engagement, is offering front-line service providers free, organization-wide use of many LogMeIn products for 3 months via Emergency Remote Work Kits.
These kits will include solutions for meetings and video conferencing, webinars and virtual events, IT support and management of remote employee devices and apps, as well as remote access to devices in multiple locations. They have also decided to make these Emergency Remote Work Kits available to all existing LogMeIn customers.
Logsign, a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution that provides security analyses and compliance to regulations in one platform, is offering free SIEM licensing for hospitals that include 3000 EPS and 50 Log sources. They will be distributed until the end of April and valid until the end of 2023.
Loom, a video recording and messaging platform, is offering a few things through July 1, 2020:
- Removing the recording limit on their free plan – what was 25 is now unlimited.
- Cutting the price of Loom Pro in half – what was $10/month is now $5/month.
- Extending all trials of Loom Pro from 14 to 30 days.
The spread of COVID-19 is prompting companies to work remotely, and LumApps is helping employees stay connected and informed. They are offering open access to an out-of-the box LumApps Enterprise Communication Portal to organizations that want to streamline internal communication at no additional cost to all customers until June 30.
Because communication is so critical during this COVID-19 public health emergency, LuxSci is offering companies the ability to send High Volume HIPAA-compliant health/safety-related emails securely, free of charge, until (at least) July 1.
Smaller organizations will get accounts for sending up to 25,000 emails per month. Larger organizations, who may need to send millions of messages each month, will get free dedicated server sending solutions.
Through June 30, Mailchimp is offering free standard service to eligible groups (local governments, schools, healthcare providers, nonprofits) that are sending critical public health information about COVID‑19.
Mailchimp is also giving away free service for up to three months to their small business customers who want to continue using the platform but need some financial support during this crisis.
Meero (file storage)
Meero is providing free large file transfers to make working from home easier. In order to facilitate the remote working required by the recent developments of COVID-19 worldwide, Meero is increasing the storage capacity and validity duration of files shared via MeeroDrop, with up to 10 Gigabytes and 3 months of validity, features typically only available in the advanced version of the website.
Microsoft is offering a free 6-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams in response to the increased need for employees to work from home (WFH) in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Note that this offer is intended for any customer that’s managed by a Microsoft account rep. It’s for organizations – including nonprofits – who haven’t activated any other Office 365 E1 trials in the past.
You can now take Moz Academy courses for free. Through May 31, you’ll be able to access over a dozen on-demand courses to level up your SEO skills, learn a new discipline or simply channel your energy into a productive distraction.
Some of the courses are: SEO Fundamentals, Local SEO Fundamentals, Keyword Research, Page Optimization, Backlink Basics, and Technical SEO Site Audit.
To support schools and districts through this unprecedented crisis, they are offering free access to their College, Career and Life Readiness Curriculum for all Naviance clients through June 30.
Novoresume (work-from-home guide)
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most companies are making the switch to remote work. Going remote, however, isn’t as easy as you might think. It’s a difficult transition for everyone, whether you’re an employee looking to improve productivity, a manager looking for tools to better run their team, or a job-seeker looking for a remote position.
To help make the transition easier for everyone, Novoresume – an online resume builder – compiled a guide called The 2020 Complete Guide to Remote Work [W/ Tips & Tricks] so you can learn:
- How to be more productive when working from home
- How to find a remote job and stand out from the rest of the candidates
- How to manage a remote team using some of the best tools on the market
With oneclick™ your users get a digital workspace in the browser, through which they can securely access all local applications on servers or workstations from their home office.
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, they are offering their starter package for 3 months free of charge for all organizations. This allows up to 5 users remote access to any application or desktop from any kind of infrastructure or office PC with any end user device via highly encrypted streaming.
To help keep businesses running and people working during this uncertain time, PandaDoc is offering a new Free eSign plan with the following capabilities, for unlimited users and for free of charge:
- Unlimited document uploads – upload and send as many documents for eSignature as you’d like.
- Unlimited eSignatures – collect an unlimited number of safe, secure, and legally binding electronic signatures.
- Payment processing – accept a credit card, PayPal, or ACH payment the moment your doc is signed.
RingCentral, a cloud-based communications and collaboration solution, is offering free access to RingCentral Office for all healthcare providers, schools (K-12), community colleges, news and media, public sector, and non-profit organizations who are new customers and impacted by COVID-19.
RingCentral Office includes video meetings (HD quality audio and video conferencing, screen sharing and more) messaging (team messaging that’s perfect for collaboration with file sharing and more) and phone (a robust and reliable business phone system, including business SMS and call management) for 100 participants per video meeting.
To help businesses and marketers drive productivity, Salesforce is offering their collaboration tool Quip Starter for free through the end of September. You can also access Trailhead classes on remote work covering everything from virtual collaboration to team engagement and more.
They are also donating $1 million to UCSF’s COVID-19 Response Fund and $500,000 to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund, which is meeting rapidly evolving response needs around the world.
SANS Security Awareness (work-from-home deployment kit)
With the coronavirus disrupting business, organizations and school districts are implementing work-from-home policies. Not only does this pose new challenges for organizations that lack the processes and technologies required to secure a remote workforce, it puts an even greater burden on families who must quickly adapt to a new way of working and learning from home — and do so safely and securely.
SANS Security Awareness is offering the SANS Security Awareness Work-From-Home Deployment Kit, which includes a wide variety of SANS public resources and paid training materials at no cost.
Search Influence (consulting)
Search Influence, an online marketing company, is offering one free hour of consulting to businesses impacted by COVID-19.
SEMrush, a software as a service (SaaS) company that sells online visibility and marketing analytics software subscriptions, is offering free access to some of their social media and lead generation products:
- Social Media Toolkit: Track your competition and schedule posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google My Business.
- Oppty: A lead generation and prospecting solution to help you obtain qualified business leads in different industries and locations across the U.S. and UK.
- Academy courses: Academy video lessons show life hacks and workflows for using the tools as well as teaching digital marketing fundamentals.
Sendinblue, a SaaS company that helps small businesses thrive in their digital marketing efforts by giving them access to simple, efficient and affordable tools, is setting up a support program for organizations by offering them free Premium access to all Sendinblue tools for 3 months. This includes 120,000 emails per month.
Shopify (free trial)
Shopify is offering a few things:
- Physical and digital gift cards for all plans and customers.
- Extended 90-day free trial for all new customers (and if you’re currently on a 14-day trial, you can extend it to 90 days).
- Local pickup and delivery so that you can create a local delivery option only visible to customers who live in that zone. Brick-and-mortar retailers using Shopify POS will have the opportunity to offer customers in-store/curb-side pick up for online orders.
- Live webinars to help your business through these uncertain times and virtual happy hours to bring the community together.
- $200 million in funding to help small businesses in these challenging times with access to funding with Shopify Capital.
Sparkhouse (video service)
Sparkhouse, a video marketing, advertising and production company, is offering free promotional videos for small businesses and startups who are affected by the pandemic. To help small shops and entrepreneurs get important information out to the local community about what they offer and how people can currently access their valuable products and services, Sparkhouse is making videos for local businesses for FREE.
Whether you’re a restaurant offering a modified menu, a veterinary clinic with a new safety protocol or a merchant that has just added delivery options, Sparkhouse will help you promote your business and get more customers with a free video.
Sprint (data provider)
Sprint is providing unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans, giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers, waiving per-minute toll charges for international long distance calls from the U.S., and all orders on Sprint.com will get free next-day shipping and waived activation fees.
They’re also working with T-Mobile to give their customers access to the T-Mobile network, so people can get more coverage nationwide.
SpyFu, a competitor keyword research tool, is offering their Basic Premium plan for free for 2 months. You can check in with them at the end of that period if you need additional time.
StarLeaf, a global provider of meeting room solutions and video conferencing services for enterprises, is doing its part to support business continuity during the coronavirus crisis by offering free-to-use collaboration services. The free version of StarLeaf is available worldwide and across all devices, and allows users to meet with anyone on video, anywhere.
They’re also offering free trials of their fully featured service.
Support.com (tech support)
Support.com is offering free tech support to help people working or studying remotely during the Coronavirus outbreak. That means tech support for any device, any issue at any time is free to anyone who needs it (like having your own IT department on call!). Their remote tech support is available via phone, chat or video-based “virtual house” call, and individuals can schedule a call back at their convenience.
Tealbook, an enterprise software company that connects buyers and suppliers, is offering free trials and supplier reports to help combat COVID-19 shortages.
TechSmith is offering organizations and academic institutions who are preparing for prolonged absences and/or campus closures free access and expanded usage of tools that help enable business and educational continuity. These temporary versions of TechSmith Snagit, their screen recording tool, and TechSmith Video Review, their asynchronous collaboration platform, will work through the end of June 2020.
ThoughtExchange, a cloud-based SaaS platform for crowdsourcing technology, helps leaders crowdsource answers to open-ended questions with groups of 10-100,000 people. Now leaders in any organization can get free and unlimited access to Thoughtexchange and use it to ask mission-critical questions relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak.
There are no strings attached and no limits on participant numbers or the amount of questions able to be asked relating to COVID-19. Free access to the platform is open indefinitely as we all navigate this challenging time.
Tigunia, a software and information technology consulting firm, enables team collaboration remotely. In light of the global health concern surrounding COVID-19, Tigunia is offering any company the ability to enable every employee to work from home during these uncertain times – absolutely free for 6 months.
T-Mobile (data provider)
All current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have legacy plans will get:
- Unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
- An additional 20GB of smartphone mobile hotspot for each voice line (T-Mobile Connect excluded).
- Extra free data up to 5GB of data per month through May 13.
- Free international calling for all current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers to landline (and in many cases mobile) numbers in many severely impacted countries.
Although Neil Patel already offered a free version of his keyword tool Ubersuggest, it wasn’t as generous as people had hoped for. So during the Coronavirus outbreak, he has made Ubersuggest “more free.” Here’s what you’ll now get with the free version:
- View graphs on historical data.
- A historical backlink graph and a new and lost link graph.
- Access to more keywords.
- More generous (4x) content ideas report and top pages report.
- There will also be some extra features for paid members coming within the next 30 days.
UTM.io is a remote team campaign management tool to track UTM links (“Urchin Tracking Module”, the simple code that Google uses to track your unique URLs). Solve your inconsistent UTM taxonomy, improve the accuracy of campaign analytics, and reduce the time to create campaign links by 95%.
Get one free year of the Enterprise Plan ($588 value), then $299 for your second year. This is for new customers with less than $5M in funding raised. Use coupon code: singlegrain2020
To help you stay connected with your clients, colleagues, family or friends, Vectera, an advanced video meeting room scheduling platform, has made their software free and public to everyone until June 1. They are offering a few things:
- New users get the full package for free (including all extra features).
- The accounts of existing paying users will automatically get an upgrade. All extra features will be added to their account for free and they can invite new team members for free.
Verizon (data provider)
Verizon will waive late fees, overage charges and data caps for 60 days (until May 13) for customers and small businesses who let them know they are unable to pay as a result of economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nor will they terminate service to those customers.
They’re also automatically giving 15GB of free high-speed data to wireless consumers and small business customers and offering free international calling to select countries through April 30.
Lifeline and low-income customers will have all billing charges waived for 60 days (two billing cycles) and will offer a new affordable internet option for low-income households, starting April 3.
Vidyard offers not just free video conferencing, buton-demand videos and video messages (also known as video emails or video voicemails) to businesses until June 30. The cloud-based solution can play a vital role in disseminating information and communicating clearly with remote colleagues and customers.
Vincit California (digital strategy)
While the community continues to adjust to our new COVID-19 reality, Vincit California — a company that designs and develops web services, mobile apps and embedded systems — wants to help businesses that are struggling. They are offering their talented, award-winning team of developers, designers and managers to help businesses transition to digitalization and/or e-commerce.
Struggling small businesses can receive a free Digitalization & E-commerce Roadmap — this is a customized e-commerce strategy, design, technical advice and one-on-one consultations with e-commerce developers. They’ll work with you to understand your business operations and workflow and give you the action plan needed to successfully get your business digitized. In addition, they’ll ensure that your plans are in line with the optimal experience for your customers and users.
Now more than ever, data privacy is super important as the need to collaborate and share data securely increases. And for most businesses, data protection is not just a choice, it is a legal and operational requirement.
To better support organizations hit especially hard by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtru is offering two things through June 30:
- AnyHealthcare, State and Local Government, or Nonprofit organization may take advantage of up to five complimentary licenses.
- K-12 Education institutions and organizations supporting the defense and intelligence mission may receive unlimited complimentary licenses.
ClickUp, an online project management software, offers a Free Forever plan to help workers sustain their productivity while working remotely. This tool helps you create your own digital workspace, sync up with your team and track your time.
WSI is offering a free webinar series sharing digital marketing tips, tricks, and best practices that you can use to overcome the marketing obstacles you are facing today. This webinar series will be happening every Wednesday from April 1 to May 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT.
Yelp announced $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent, local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees and free advertising, products, and services during this period. Here’s how they’re helping:
- Automatically waiving charges for Yelp Ads delivered in the second half of March (March 16-31).
- Pausing scheduled Yelp Ads programs for the month of April (which will restart on May 1 automatically).
- If you offer delivery or take-out, they will set up a $100 Yelp Ads campaign free of charge for the period of April 1-30.
- You won’t have to pay for any other Yelp paid features or page upgrades that are active on your account from March 16-April 30. This will happen automatically for eligible businesses.
Every business is getting questions pertaining to COVID-19, and to ensure strong customer communications, this company is offering Yext Answers for free for 90 days.
With Yext Answers, you can respond to your customers’ specific questions – such as “Does a flu shot protect me from coronavirus?”, “Is it safe to fly?” or “Do you have bottled water in stock?” – about your business with accurate, up-to-date information.
Zencastr, a platform for recording podcasts, is offering its free “Hobbyist” plan with expanded features, including unlimited guests and recording time, for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Zoho, which offers a suite of online productivity tools and SaaS applications, is giving away Zoho Remotely for free until July 1. This software will enable you to make your work remote by offering a complete suite of web and mobile apps that help you communicate, collaborate and be productive.
Zoom is a free software that allows users to have online meetings, video webinars, virtual conferences rooms, a phone system and business-facing instant messaging. To help out during the coronavirus outbreak, they are temporarily removing the 40-minute time limit on their Basic free account for K-12 schools.
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Just because you’re isolated at home doesn’t mean you can’t have a movie- or TV-watching party with your friends and family.
Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online by synchronizing video playback and adding group chat to the show(s) you want to watch with others. It’s easy to create a Netflix party in just a few seconds.
Note, this feature is only available via Chrome browsers on desktop or laptop computers.
Now that the majority of people are working remotely from home, the only way to conduct meetings is via video conferencing calls with Zoom or a similar service. This hilarious three-and-a-half minute video depicts a typical video conference call if it were to happen in real life.
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