One of the best things about technology is that it allows people to connect and do business over great distances. No longer are consumers and other businesses limited to shopping for goods and services from nine to five. No longer are companies limited to marketing their goods and services to those within a relatively short geographic distance away. Local economies have given way to national economies and national economies have become increasingly globalized. While this may seem frightening to the small business owner, the best part about it is they now have a place at the table as well.