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AI tools for small business owners

At our most recent Masterclass we looked at which AI tools could help small business owners with everyday productivity. Here are our favourites:

  1. Grammarly: An AI-powered writing assistant that helps improve writing by checking for grammar, punctuation, style, and tone errors.
  2. Calendly: This tool uses AI to schedule meetings efficiently by allowing users to share their availability and letting others book time slots accordingly.
  3. Mailchimp: An AI-driven email marketing platform that assists in creating, sending, and analysing email campaigns to engage customers.
  4. HubSpot: Offers AI-powered sales, marketing, and customer service software to help businesses attract, engage, and delight customers.
  5. ChatGPT, Claude, Pi: Integrating AI chatbots like ChatGPT etc. can automate customer support tasks, providing instant responses to common queries and freeing up human resources.
  6. Buffer: Utilises AI algorithms to analyse social media engagement data and suggest the best times to post content for maximum reach and engagement.
  7. Xero: An accounting software that incorporates AI to automate invoicing, expense tracking, and financial reporting, saving time and reducing errors.
  8. This AI-powered virtual assistant helps with meeting scheduling, generating documents, and performing other administrative tasks, enhancing overall productivity.
  9. Hootsuite: Uses AI to suggest content, optimize posting times, and monitor social media performance, assisting businesses in managing their social media presence effectively.
  10. is an AI-powered transcription service that generates accurate transcripts of meetings, interviews, and other spoken content. It offers real-time transcription and supports collaboration features.
  11. Lumen5: Lumen5 is a platform that allows users to turn text content into engaging videos. Users input their text, and Lumen5 automatically generates video scenes and selects relevant images and video clips based on the content. It also provides customization options for adding music, branding elements, and more.

Our top tip – watch a YouTube video on each one and see if you think it could be useful to your business. Then download them and have a play around with it to get a feel for what it can do and how it can help you, what’s the worse that could happen? 🙂


Did you notice that that list was generated by ChatGPT?!


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