Francine Hardaway gives her six reasons as to why small businesses need WordPress on the FastCompany blog. While all of the reasons she gives are good ones, I needed to take a moment to correct her on number 1. WordPress does not have an in house e-commerce plugin. Francine probably got confused with the WP E-Commerce plugin which to someone who doesn’t know the ins and outs can be confused to think it’s part of the software. She also mentions that the e-commerce functionality will be built into 3.0 which is not the case. I’m sure many people would be happy to see e-commerce be available for WordPress out of the box but I feel that use case is better suited for plugins or even a mildly forked version of WordPress.