10 Free (or Cheap) Tools for Start-ups

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oDesk

“oDesk is a great place to find remote employees, like virtual assistants," the Seattle-based entrepreneur says. "I have a virtual assistant in the Philippines who takes care of any small tasks I don’t have time for. And in the past few weeks I’ve hired an entire team, including a video editor, a technical writer, and a guy who will manage our social media, like our Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts. This weekend we’re having our first team meeting over video chat.”