Advancements in computing and technology have opened to door to a plethora of low-cost alternatives to the traditional products and services that business owners lean on to run their businesses. It no longer takes large overhead expenses to organize and operate a business. The products below are just a few of the options available. I’ve chosen the list according to products I’ve tested (or currently use), as well as those that I feel are the most affordable, creative, and functional for small businesses.

ooVoo: Similar to Skype, this program allows you to make conference (video) calls with multiple customers, employees, or friends (up to 12) for free. Video-calling programs such as ooVoo allow small businesses to create and maintain long-distance relationships…

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