In case you missed it, Google has removed the free version of Google Apps for small businesses. I am a big lover of Google Apps so I’m a bit sad about this, but I’m glad I got it implemented for a few of my sites when I did.
Without this little tip I found, you are left with Google Apps for Business at $50/user per year. While that includes 24/7 phone support, 25GB inbox and a 99.9% uptime guarantee, that’s a little high for my kind of small business.
Hongkiat.com has discovered a way to enable Google Apps for one user. Not ideal, but a nice compromise over $50/year! I’ve not tested this process, but it might be a nice workaround for a very small business.
Follow the steps here and let me know if it works for you!