SMB Technology Network & ContractEdge Form Alliance to Provide Members w/ Discounted Contract Template Software

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Members access fast, powerful legal software to draft their own contracts and agreements for the IT industry

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ContractEdge helps our members reduce that risk by allowing them to generate professional legal documents that address the unique concerns of the IT industry -- and at an affordable price.

SMB Technology Network™ and ContractEdge have formed an alliance that enables SMB Technology Network to offer a new benefit for its 500 members: discounted access to simple, powerful contract template software -- developed by attorneys who specialize in information technology law -- to draft their own legally sound documents. The association chose to provide this benefit at the request of its members, who as small business owners need solid contracts and other legal documents, without the high costs of hiring a legal professional or the risks of doing it on their own. Information is available at http://www.contractedge.com/smbtn/.

"Our members are primarily small-business owners, and as with any business, the work they perform carries a certain level of legal risk," says Jim Locke, president of SMB Technology Network. "ContractEdge helps our members reduce that risk by allowing them to generate professional legal documents that address the unique concerns of the IT industry -- and at an affordable price."

Through the alliance, SMB Technology Network members can save $50 on ContractEdge Gold, a software application that helps members draft their legal documents such as consulting, non-compete, software development, hosting and other types of contracts. For a member-discount, one-time fee of $99, ContractEdge Gold provides a complete set of 20 contractual, customizable agreements. ContractEdge Gold is designed for any technology firm that provides the following services:

  •     Computer consulting
  •     Software and application development
  •     Software licensing
  •     Web site development and hosting
  •     Application services
  •     Network installation and maintenance
  •     Other technology-related services

ContractEdge's sophisticated interview format walks the user step-by-step through the drafting process, automatically inserting the appropriate legal clauses and project data into the document. A typical document can be completed in about 10 minutes.

"We created ContractEdge to help make risk management simple and affordable for small technology businesses," says ContractEdge Founder Jim Cochran. "We're excited to offer SMB Technology Network members all the legal documents they need, at a great price."

SMB Technology Network currently serves about 500 members across the United States, all of whom are small-business providers of information technology services such as networking, infrastructure, security, managed services and firewall protection. About 80 percent of members have fewer than 10 employees, and the majority of the remaining members have fewer than 50 employees.

About the SMB Technology Network™:
The SMB Technology Network™ (SMBTN) is an organization of 500 consultants, solutions providers, and value-added resellers that provides technology products and services to small-to-medium sized enterprises. The SMBTN seeks to improve the quality and strength of the SMB market by providing programs to educate its members, offering opportunities for them to network, and creating alliances with interested SMB vendors. The organization also works to develop and promote the SMB Technology Network™ brand as a means of identifying qualified technology providers for small-to-medium sized enterprises. The SMBTN's global network of chapters currently services over 7500 small-to-medium-sized enterprises. For more information, please visit http://www.SMBTN.org or call (888) GO-SMBTN.

About ContractEdge:
ContractEdge.com is the IT industry's online solution for downloadable legal forms, legal software, IT agreements and contract templates, as well as many other legal documents and independent contractor agreements. ContractEdge is a wholly owned subsidiary of TechInsurance.com, a Web-based e-agent that offers IT businesses and professionals fast, easy, one-stop shopping for all their property and liability insurance needs. For more information, please visit http://www.contractedge.com/.

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