Palo Alto Software Releases ‘Start, Run & Grow Your Business Plus’ Software Package

Eugene, OR (PRESS RELEASE – October 17, 2009) – Palo Alto Software is pleased to announce the launch of its newest software package designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses, ‘Start, Run & Grow Your Business’ (SRG). The package contains over 45 “best-of-breed” software tools to help new small businesses and entrepreneurs get up and running, as well as to assist existing businesses with improving their practices, making it one of the most comprehensive small business toolkits ever assembled.

Designed to address the many needs of new, existing and growing businesses, the package has a broad range of tools and applications meant to help your business succeed. The programs incorporated into SRG include software for bookkeeping, timesheet management, project management, storing passwords, creating press releases, and doing payroll taxes. Additionally, the package includes a full year’s subscription to Email Center Pro, Palo Alto Software’s leading customer service email management program. Other offers such as logo development from HP’s LogoWorks, a web domain from Network Solutions, and business cards from VistaPrint, will help new companies improve their visual identity.

SRG also comes with a free one-year subscription to Inc. magazine, one of the country’s leading small business publications. Free credits for online surveys and email marketing from VerticalResponse can help entrepreneurs carry out relevant market research and focused online marketing, while sales contacts from Jigsaw will assist in generating new leads.

“With the current state of the national economy, entrepreneurs and small businesses are vital to our economy, creating 60-80% of all net new jobs,” stated Palo Alto Software CEO Sabrina Parsons. “By giving new businesses the tools to get off the ground, and helping existing ones to become more efficient and effective, we hope to help not only them, but the wider economy in general.”

‘Start, Run & Grow Your Business will be on shelves starting October 1st in Target stores nationwide. Start, Run & Grow Your Business and Start, Run & Grow Your Business PLUS, which features even more functionality, will also be available at Amazon, Fry’s,, J&R, Apple and other retail outlets nationwide.

About Palo Alto Software, Inc.

Palo Alto Software, Inc. develops, publishes, and markets software products for use with personal computers. Business Plan Pro is the best selling business-planning software in the U.S. retail market, according to NPD Intelect. Palo Alto Software’s marketing-planning product is Marketing Plan Pro powered by Duct Tape Marketing. This combined product line offers “know-how” solutions that have made Palo Alto Software the market leader in its category.

Palo Alto Software was founded in 1988 and is a privately-owned corporation based in Eugene, Oregon. For more information about Palo Alto Software products, visit,

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