Freedom Technology Media Group Announces the Launch of http://www.DestinationSOHO.com, a Web Site Providing Services to the Small and Home Office Business Owner

- Site Will Go Live on April 15, 2001 and Will Kick Off With

a Drawing For a $10,000 Tax Rebate -



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Freedom Technology Media Group

    IRVINE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Technology Media Group
 (FTMG) announced today that they have officially launched
 http://www.destinationSOHO.com, a personalized, full-service desktop business
 center and content provider for the growing number of small business owners.
 The announcement was made by Mark Mendelsohn, Group Publisher of Freedom
 Technology Media Group's SOHO Division.
     The web site will serve as the online gateway to the small office and home
 office (SOHO) community, with a variety of services and content offerings.
 DestinationSOHO will provide current industry-related news, a free newsletter,
 a discussion forum, and a services directory that will offer information from
 site partners and other companies.  In addition, the web site will allow
 visitors access to Small Business Computing magazine, one of the top
 publications for the SOHO market that is published by FTMG.  Future plans
 include web conferencing and hosted seminars with guest speakers.
     To celebrate the site's launch on April 15, visitors will have an
 opportunity to win a grand prize of $10,000 in cash which is being called a
 "tax rebate" in honor of the date, or one of over 100 other prizes from site
 partners.  They include $1,000 toward your next month's office rent, a free
 year of eBenefits Virtual HR service, a deluxe suite of business planning
 software, and a destinationSOHO.com robot calculator.  To participate,
 visitors to the site provide their names and email addresses to be eligible
 for a drawing on June 1, 2001.
     "We're aware that destinationSOHO.com is launching at an interesting time,
 as the dot com world is struggling against a variety of challenges," says
 Mendelsohn.  He adds, "In spite of the difficult environment, we've attracted
 more than 16 premier companies representing a broad range of products and
 services for the SOHO market as our partners.  And we anticipate upwards of 16
 more partners within the next few months."
     Christina Berry, director of business development for the site notes,
 "We've been extremely gratified by the number and the quality of sponsors at a
 time when the market is down and many Internet companies have entered a
 precarious period.  They recognize that our site is unique, and is optimally
 positioned to become a vital community for the SOHO market, which to date has
 not been effectively served on the Internet."
 
     DestinationSOHO.com and Small Business Computing magazine comprise the
 Small Business/Home Office division of Freedom Technology Media Group.  FTMG,
 the leader in high-tech information from the home to the enterprise -- is a
 wholly owned subsidiary of Freedom Communications, Inc.
 (http://www.freedom.com), one of today's leading private media companies.
 FTMG's Executive Intelligence Division's titles include: CRM Magazine,
 Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eBusiness Strategist.
 Freedom Communications, headquartered in Irvine, CA, publishes 27 daily
 newspapers, 15 magazine titles and operates 8 broadcast television stations
 along with over 50 affiliated Internet sites.
 
 

SOURCE Freedom Technology Media Group
    IRVINE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Technology Media Group
 (FTMG) announced today that they have officially launched
 http://www.destinationSOHO.com, a personalized, full-service desktop business
 center and content provider for the growing number of small business owners.
 The announcement was made by Mark Mendelsohn, Group Publisher of Freedom
 Technology Media Group's SOHO Division.
     The web site will serve as the online gateway to the small office and home
 office (SOHO) community, with a variety of services and content offerings.
 DestinationSOHO will provide current industry-related news, a free newsletter,
 a discussion forum, and a services directory that will offer information from
 site partners and other companies.  In addition, the web site will allow
 visitors access to Small Business Computing magazine, one of the top
 publications for the SOHO market that is published by FTMG.  Future plans
 include web conferencing and hosted seminars with guest speakers.
     To celebrate the site's launch on April 15, visitors will have an
 opportunity to win a grand prize of $10,000 in cash which is being called a
 "tax rebate" in honor of the date, or one of over 100 other prizes from site
 partners.  They include $1,000 toward your next month's office rent, a free
 year of eBenefits Virtual HR service, a deluxe suite of business planning
 software, and a destinationSOHO.com robot calculator.  To participate,
 visitors to the site provide their names and email addresses to be eligible
 for a drawing on June 1, 2001.
     "We're aware that destinationSOHO.com is launching at an interesting time,
 as the dot com world is struggling against a variety of challenges," says
 Mendelsohn.  He adds, "In spite of the difficult environment, we've attracted
 more than 16 premier companies representing a broad range of products and
 services for the SOHO market as our partners.  And we anticipate upwards of 16
 more partners within the next few months."
     Christina Berry, director of business development for the site notes,
 "We've been extremely gratified by the number and the quality of sponsors at a
 time when the market is down and many Internet companies have entered a
 precarious period.  They recognize that our site is unique, and is optimally
 positioned to become a vital community for the SOHO market, which to date has
 not been effectively served on the Internet."
 
     DestinationSOHO.com and Small Business Computing magazine comprise the
 Small Business/Home Office division of Freedom Technology Media Group.  FTMG,
 the leader in high-tech information from the home to the enterprise -- is a
 wholly owned subsidiary of Freedom Communications, Inc.
 (http://www.freedom.com), one of today's leading private media companies.
 FTMG's Executive Intelligence Division's titles include: CRM Magazine,
 Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eBusiness Strategist.
 Freedom Communications, headquartered in Irvine, CA, publishes 27 daily
 newspapers, 15 magazine titles and operates 8 broadcast television stations
 along with over 50 affiliated Internet sites.
 
 SOURCE  Freedom Technology Media Group