I know a thing or two about running businesses... and I know two or three things about running a business on a budget! Although I enjoy a bigger budget now, there was a time when I had to tighten my belt to run my business... and even hock my belt to keep my business going.

Things are different now, of course. My business is booming. But the Internet is around. (That's right, kids: the Internet hasn't always been around... and there were small business owners who were around before the Internet was ever invented!)

The Internet has made available all kinds of great business shareware and freeware products for businesses on a budget. Check out:

MoreBusiness.com
Tucows.com
Download.com

Whether you're an entrepreneur with a big belt, a tightened belt, or no belt at all, shareware and freeware are great solutions to running a business.