More than 5 million businesses have Gone Google. As staggering as that number is, every day 5 thousand more businesses are moving to Google Apps. It's really no surprise, when you can get the best email platform and the best collaboration suite in the world for $5 a month.

Every dollar counts when it comes to running a business, especially a small business, so we're going to take a look at a few of the often overlooked features of Google Apps.

Free Local & Long Distance Calling

Google Hangouts is destined to be the future of Google Voice. It's now one step closer with the addition of voice calls from within Gmail and across the Hangouts interface. Small businesses can benefit from free local and long distance calls across the US and Canada, as well as super low rates when calling internationally. Coupled with Google Voice, businesses can provide their employees with a simple unified communications solution at no additional cost.

Free Video Conferencing

Companies like WebEx and GoToMeeting have made a nice living on charging businesses for video conferencing as a service. Cloud-based video conferencing is a great value as opposed to costly, proprietary video conferencing systems from the likes of Cisco and Polycom. What if you could get the best online video conferencing system for free? Well, that's exactly what you get with Google Hangouts.

Free Web Hosting

Even though Google Sites is fairly well known, many businesses don't take advantage of the service. Instead, they overpay a novice to build a basic site that they could build on their own using the built-in gadgets and themes provided by Sites. Of course, there are limitations to what you can do with Google Sites, but for most small businesses the features are more than enough to build a great site.

The Google Apps Marketplace

Logging in with a Google Account grants you access to every Google product. What if you could integrate with other best-in-class software-as-a-service providers? Enter the Google Apps Marketplace, where deploying tools like Insightly CRM and Adobe EchoSign is as simple as clicking a button.

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