If you are running a business you will probably already be aware of the costs of software. Depending on what industry you are in, you may feel that you have to subscribe or buy a certain amount of software for your staff to use and this is often not cheap.
If you are running a small business you will know that the cost of software can be astronomical and often the self-employed of small business owners simply cannot afford to buy it. If this is the case then you need to do some research to try and find cheaper alternatives.
Sage, for example is a great bit of accounting software buy can be pricey especially if using the complete package. It is worth looking at the cheapest package available as this may have all the functionality you need or you could look to a cheaper accounting software package that may still have all the functionality you need but for a lot less money.
There is a lot of free software available for businesses to use, it’s just knowing where to look for it. Before downloading any software online you need to be sure that it is genuine and legal and that you have a good antivirus installed in case there are any nasty viruses in the downloads.