Setting up shop in say Japan or the UK can be a pretty big expense for a small business, but offering a local phone number, giving the impression of a local presence, just got a little easier.
A new company called JetNumbers allows you to pay a set monthly fee and offer a local phone number, which directs to your phone, in a growing list of countries. Callers only pay for the local portion of the call just like they were calling a local number.
You can buy packages that come with minutes and get your phone number up and running with a few clicks. There are lots of companies out there willing to offer you International calling plans, but I like the local phone number aspect of this service and I think local, abroad prospects might as well. This could be a pretty simple answer for those small businesses offering products and services around the globe.