Hostway's Free Webcast Offers Advice on How Small Businesses Can Launch an Ecommerce Site

Hostway Offers a Live Web Seminar to Educate Small Businesses on How to Launch

an Online Store to Get Their Business Started

Nov 29, 2005, 00:00 ET from Hostway Corporation

    CHICAGO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet provides the ideal platform
 to launch a small business, however many entrepreneurs don't have the
 knowledge or experience to create an effective online store. To help educate
 small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on these issues, Hostway Corp., a global
 leader in Web hosting and managed services, will hold a live Webinar on
 Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at 10:30 a.m./CST. This Webinar will explore the
 current and future ecommerce markets and provide tips on how to set-up an
 ecommerce site to maximize business potential.
     Attend the Web seminar, "How to Launch an Ecommerce Site" on December 6,
 2005 at 10:30 a.m./CST to learn about:
      -- Current environment of ecommerce
      -- Why a business should have an ecommerce site
      -- Step-by-step guide to designing a professional-looking Web site
      -- Ensuring your site is secure for credit card transactions
      -- How to stand out from the ecommerce pack
      -- Future predictions for online shopping behaviors
     "The Internet levels the playing field for small businesses to compete
 with larger corporations," said John Lee, Vice President of Marketing at
 Hostway. "Now, more than ever, it's essential for these small businesses to
 set up shop on the Internet and give enterprises a run for their money. The
 expert panelists for this Webinar will provide useful tips outlining how
 entrepreneurs can easily make their dream of becoming a small business owner a
     To register for the December 6th Web seminar, "How to Launch an Ecommerce
 Site," please visit .
     This Webinar, led by Hostway, includes expert panelists from GeoTrust, the
 world's second largest digital certificate provider and a leader in a wide
 variety of identity and trust services; CardinalCommerce, a provider of
 services for securing electronic and wireless commerce; and Hostway, a leading
 provider of Web hosting and managed services.
     "Every online retailer must understand and build their payment processes
 around a secure infrastructure," said Jay Schiavo, GeoTrust Product Manager.
 "It's essential that online retailers have sophisticated encryption and fraud
 protection technologies and procedures in place -- not only to secure
 protection against ecommerce crime, but also to prevent the loss of vital
 data." Schiavo will discuss how to secure your site with an SSL certificate,
 so that you can effectively run an ecommerce site.
     Rick Lynch, Director of Business Development at CardinalCommerce, will
 discuss ways for small businesses to differentiate themselves from the
 ecommerce pack by offering customers a new tool that will provide their online
 shoppers with a great sense of confidence and security while shopping on their
 online store.
     "Sites that offer Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode are very
 attractive to customers because they add an extra level of security to online
 purchases. While making your customers feel safer, these programs also make
 good business sense as they have proven to increase your average order value
 and convert online browsers to buyers," said Lynch.
     Sam Perry, Product Manager at Hostway, will touch upon the resources
 Hostway provides, such as ecommerce Web site design and shopping cart options,
 to help a small business owner create an online store.
     "A successful online store should be reliable, easy to use and secure.
 Hostway has taken all of this into consideration and developed various
 ecommerce plans that any sized business can use to create and manage an
 effective online store," said Perry.
     About Hostway
     Hostway Corporation provides Web hosting and managed services to more than
 400,000 customers worldwide. Hostway helps individuals, small businesses and
 large enterprises achieve more value from state-of-the-art Web-based
 technologies by reducing their complexity and cost. Founded in 1998, Hostway
 is one of the five largest Web hosting companies in the world with offices in
 North America (Chicago, Tampa, Austin and Vancouver), Europe (London,
 Frankfurt, Hannover and Amsterdam) Asia (Seoul) and Australia (Sydney). For
 more information about Hostway Corporation, please visit or call 1-888-290-5170.
     About CardinalCommerce
     CardinalCommerce Corporation is the leading provider of e-commerce
 platforms driving merchant growth. Cardinal developed Centinel to enable
 merchants a simple way to launch applications designed to increase revenue.
 Centinel is easily installed and is utilized by merchants worldwide.  With
 capabilities ranging from Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode, to
 alternative payments such as PayPal, Bill Me Later, and Secure e Bill,
 Cardinal Centinel is a must for all e-commerce merchants. To increase
 profitability, visit us at .
     About GeoTrust, Inc.
     GeoTrust is a leader in identity verification and trust services for e-
 business, and the fastest growing Certificate Authority, according to market
 research firm Netcraft. Its products include web security services for secure
 e-commerce transactions, identity verification, managed security services and
 TrustWatch ( ), a free toolbar and search site that
 helps consumers recognize whether a site has been verified and is safe for the
 exchange of confidential information. With more than 100,000 companies
 worldwide using its technology for online security, GeoTrust has rapidly
 become the second largest digital certificate provider in the world. Visit for more information.
     CONTACT:  Jennifer Mussman, Hostway, (312) 994-7720,
               Drew Mitchell, Hostway, (312) 994-7714,

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