Microsoft Office Live Small Business (http://www.smallbusiness.officelive.com) has reached a pivotal milestone: In less than two years since its November 2006 commercial debut, the online service that helps entrepreneurs take, promote and manage their businesses online has surpassed more than 1 million subscribers. This milestone demonstrates that increasing numbers of small businesses — particularly those with fewer than 10 employees, for which the Office Live Small Business service is specifically designed — are realizing the importance of having a Web presence.
Currently up and running in 5 languages/locales (US, UK, France, Germany, Japan), Office Live Small Business provides basic services for free, and offers upgraded services (more space/storage, Store Manager to sell products directly from your site or from eBay, email marketing tools, as well as a free adManager tool to manage ads set up through Microsoft’s adCenter) on a subscription basis. Office Live Small Business also sets you up with an Office Live Workspace account, to collaborate on documents and files, using Microsoft Office products or a web interface.
You can signup for Office Live Small Business (if you’re in one of the 5 locales) for free.