Microsoft Office Live Small Business Launches New Tools

To help small businesses effectively market themselves and sell online, Microsoft Office Live Small Business (http://www.smallbusiness.officelive.com/) today launched new features and enhancements to its Web service. New features include Store Manager, an e-commerce tool to help small businesses easily sell products on their own Web site and on eBay; and E-mail Marketing beta, to make […]

To help small businesses effectively market themselves and sell online, Microsoft Office Live Small Business (http://www.smallbusiness.officelive.com/) today launched new features and enhancements to its Web service. New features include Store Manager, an e-commerce tool to help small businesses easily sell products on their own Web site and on eBay; and E-mail Marketing beta, to make sending e-mail newsletters and promotions simple and affordable.

Small businesses that sign up will receive a valuable set of tools and features for free, including Web hosting; rich site design capabilities; numerous productivity applications; contact management software for performing basic customer relationship management (CRM); and custom domain name registration with 100 business e-mail accounts (custom domains are free for the first year). This release is also compatible with the Firefox 2.0 Web browser, making the service accessible on both Macs and PCs.

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