Here at What Works for Business, we’re always hunting for new web-based resources that can help your small business grow and prosper. If those resources are free — as many are — so much the better. Along comes newly-launched Freesourcing.org (itself a free service) that provides a first-of-its-kind searchable online directory of only the truly free web-based business resources. This is good.
The Freesourcing site (in beta) is bare bones, but skips the frills (not to mention the annoying pop-ups and paid ads) in favor of function, letting you easily find helpful freebies from what promises to be a growing list of options. You can search the directory using common terms, or click on one of the 14 categories such as analytics, CRM, marketing or software to reveal a list of offerings with a brief description and user ratings.
Absent from the list are all of those “temporarily-free” and “not-quite-totally-free” resources that are really just marketing come-ons. The site’s professed mission is to “Provide businesses with easy, clutter-free access to the best free web-based resources.” And so far it seems to deliver just that.