In what is hopefully an upswing for the economy, small businesses are still looking for as many ways to cut costs as possible. And when you take a look at the pricing schemes of some of the point of sale systems available, you can see how easy it would be to save some critical dollars. Point of sale systems can skyrocket well into the tens of thousands of dollars - depending upon how much functionality and support you desire. They don't have to be that costly. Instead you can turn to an open source solution to keep your small business flowing.