While this post doesn’t tell you how to find the perfect ratio of benefit to price, it does espouse the value of doing so, and that is worth any product owner’s consideration!
Here is a decent article about “startup” business tools. I didn’t find that much new material, but the following were interesting:
- MyCorp: A non-profit that sets up LLCs
- ScanSnap: An efficient paper-to-pdf scanner
- Adobe Acrobat: Make it easy for non-Windows people and fax less
- Basecamp: A simple project management tool. I’ve used it before, it is simple as it could be but no simpler and the UI is pleasant. It is surprisingly nice to use.