Monday, February 2, 2009

Enjoying the Fruits of Being "Business Frugal" with Open Source and Freeware Software

The financial atmosphere of our businesses is not the same as it was two years ago, or even one year ago. We are all looking for ways to save, cut back, and do more for less.

The Internet is a treasure chest full of useful, free tools for businesses. You just have to know where to look to find safe tools.

In the next few months, I will be bringing to you great resource links. It appears that I am an information junkie...and that is a good thing for you, because I want to share!

Over the last few years, I have read a lot of blogs, web sites, and forums and have bookmarked and documented oodles of great links for tools, web apps, software, tutorials, social media, advertising sites, and much more. The only thing is, I have to sort through and organize them, but I have started the task and I am so glad I did!

I found a great group of free software that will put any small business in good shape without spending a dime! Plus, you get free upgrades when available.

An office suite of software that rivals Microsoft includes word processing, spreadsheet, slide show, and more, PDF makers, a list of terrific image editors, chart makers, accounting, banner builders, animated GIF makers, and I could go on.

This is the first category to come and you can find them here on GalleriaLinda's resource page. The pages have been reorganized so take a look and then click on the red link for the free software page. This category will fill out too as I discover more in my treasure chest.

Most of these links (virtually all of them) come from recommendations from blog owners, forum posters, users, and technology web sites. I feel they are safe. In fact, many of them I have installed on my computer, but as always, it is your responsibility to be prudent with what you download to your computer. I recommend protection software.

Shiny new Project Wonderful ad boxes are ready for anyone who wants to take advantage of free advertising. Not bad for one evening - free software and free advertising. I believe that you are "Business Frugal!"


  1. Very informative, thanks for the link. :) I will be checking back at your blog for more posts on this.

  2. Thanks Linda. I am never disappointed when I visit your site. I am just starting out and you have a very valuable resource for me.

  3. Thank you CB and Suzbax! I know that many of these resources have helped me too. There will be many more to come.

  4. Great info, I'll check back often.

  5. Thanks for sharing! I'll watch what you have come up with!