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Chamberbiz Teams With CCH
Licensing Agreement Enables
ChamberBiz to Tap CCHs Wealth of Online
Small Office and Home Office Information
(Riverwoods, ILL., March 17, 2000)
CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information and
software, today announced a content-licensing agreement with ChamberBiz (www.chamberbiz.com), a new Internet
company serving small businesses, that will give ChamberBiz users access to the content
and tools created by CCHs Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) group. ChamberBiz has
established a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is in the process of
establishing partnerships with state and local chambers of commerce across the country.
The CCH SOHO unit develops content for a wide range of Internet sites and operates the
popular www.toolkit.cch.com site,
which has been serving the small business market since 1995, and www.completetax.com, an Internet-based
tax preparation site.
Content and capabilities licensed from CCH will be accessible to business users from
either the ChamberBiz home page or the home pages of participating chambers.
As part of the agreement, ChamberBiz.com will license CCHs online SOHO
Guidebook content and interactive business tools. The SOHO Guidebook is a
comprehensive resource business owners can rely on for all aspects of starting, running
and growing a small business. It includes in-depth, fully searchable sections on business
plans and financing, taxes, human resources, financial planning, marketing and general
business law. CCHs Business Tools offer step-by-step checklists, model
business plans, simple contract forms and other business documents that small business
owners can download and apply immediately to their business needs.
"ChamberBiz has quickly established itself as a highly respected online resource
to chambers of commerce and their small business members across the country," said
Martin Bush, publisher, CCH Small Office/Home Office unit. "By teaming with
ChamberBiz, were ensuring that a broader range of small business owners have access
to the quality information and tools they need to run their businesses."
"Our partnership with CCH will expand our Web site and the services we are
offering state and local chambers of commerce and their member businesses," said Evan
McDonnell, vice president of ChamberBiz. "CCHs high quality tools and
information will allow our members to quickly solve everyday business problems and use the
time they save to grow their companies."
ChamberBiz, L.L.C. (www.chamberbiz.com)
is a venture capital-funded small business Internet portal backed by Telcom Ventures, a
highly successful venture creation firm. The service is being developed to attract current
and future small businesses with its information services, educational content, resources
and tools, creating the ultimate small business resource. ChamberBiz will give its users
greater ability to network, find tools to meet everyday problems, and use the Internet to
expand their businesses.
The ChamberBiz preview site will be replaced by the full-service site in late March.
ChamberBiz is located in Washington, D.C.
About CCH SOHO
CCHs Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) group provides a variety of electronic and
print products designed to bring total know-how to small businesses. The unit operates CCH
Business Owners Toolkit (www.toolkit.cch.com)
portal site; publishes a highly regarded book series for small business owners; and offers
an online tax preparation and filing service for small businesses and individuals.
CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served
four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company annually
produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human
resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com.
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