FIVE-CITY ROAD TRIP HERALDS LAUNCH OF UNINTENTIONALENTREPRENEUR.COM TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESS OWERS AND SELF-EMPLOYED DURNG UNCERTAIN TIMES
Outright.com and Network Solutions Partner to Offer Free Resources and Networking Events
Aimed at the Unique Challenges Facing Small Business Owners
Campbell, CA and Herndon, VA (July 7, 2009) – A five-city whistle-stop tour will help herald the launch of UnintentionalEntrepreneur.com, a free, online resource that is the brain-child of Outright, the free bookkeeping site designed for the self-employed, and Network Solutions®, the top provider of Web solutions for small businesses
With the ever-increasing list of Americans who are self-employed, side business owners, recently laid-off employees or freelancers foremost in mind, UnintentionalEntreprenuer.com was designed to help these budding entrepreneurs with marketable skills, experience and knowledge and offer insight into how to use these assets to effectively start – and run — their own businesses during the current economic downturn.
UnintentionalEntrepreneur.com will officially launch with a five-city summer road trip that kicks off on July 15 at Langton Labs, 9 Langton Street in San Francisco, with additional stops in Los Angeles (July 23), New York City, Washington, DC, and Atlanta. Event dates, times and locations will be announced in the coming weeks. For more details, visit or subscribe to the UnintentionalEntrepreneur.com.
The free events will feature successful, local entrepreneurs who will share actionable tips and advice with those starting out or struggling with their existing business. In addition to a casual networking opportunity over beer and pizza, the gatherings will include informal workshops designed to give entrepreneurs tools and tips to manage and grow their business, including topics such as:
· Advice on managing financial transactions
· Bookkeeping basics and small business tax tips
· Getting started online; building your Web site and brand
· Effective and efficient marketing methods
“The freelance economy is struggling along with the national economy, and while the number of self-employed people is growing rapidly, the fact is that many are struggling to make ends meet. Our partnership with Network Solutions is about arming these ‘unintentional entrepreneurs’ with the resources and insight they need to start or re-energize their businesses,” said Kevin Reeth, Co-founder and CEO of Outright.com.
Added Melina Formisano, Vice President of Marketing for Network Solutions, “The Unintentional Entrepreneur events were specifically developed to support the challenges facing a unique segment of the workforce and to provide entrepreneurs in every stage of their business the opportunity to network, share best practices and learn how to manage and market their businesses effectively.”
Outright is incredibly simple, online bookkeeping specifically created for the 20 million Americans who work for themselves. Outright offers a streamlined, online solution, with the bookkeeping needs of the small business owners first. Created by entrepreneurs and Intuit alums, Outright’s goal is to keep financial records as simple as possible, helping small businesses accurately track all of their income and expenses to estimate and prepare their taxes. And yes, it works on a Mac too. For more information, visit www.outright.com
ABOUT Network Solutions
Network Solutions® is focused on helping small businesses start and market their companies on the Internet by offering a full range of Web-based services that include: hosting, Web site design, ecommerce solutions, online security, search engine marketing and domain name registration services. Drawing on 30 years of experience, we make it simple and affordable for our customers to build and manage an online presence. Our customers receive the best customer service in the industry, which has been recognized by J.D. Power and Associates® Certified Call Center program for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the last four consecutive years. Customers around the globe trust us to manage more than 7 million domains, over 2 million e-mailboxes, and hundreds of thousands of Web sites. We make it easy for small businesses to get online so they can have more time to do what they do best – run their companies. For more information about Network Solutions visit www.about.networksolutions.com
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