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Sage and LegalZoom Partner To Help Small Businesses Get Started On The Right Foot

06/15/2010

(Atlanta , GA - June 15, 2010) - Sage North America announced today a new alliance with LegalZoom, aimed at giving newly-formed small businesses the tools they need to get started on the right foot. Through the partnership, new businesses who sign up for LegalZoom’s Express Gold Package will receive a free downloadable copy of Sage Peachtree First Accounting to help them get their finances set up right from the start. Sage Peachtree First Accounting is part of a broad portfolio of Sage business management software and services used by more than 3 million small and midsized businesses in North America.

“For newly-formed small businesses, doing things right the first time can be the difference between success and failure,” said Connie Certusi, general manager, small business accounting solutions, Sage North America. “Through this program, small businesses can quickly and easily incorporate and set up their finances the right way, building a strong foundation for future success.”

With more than one million satisfied customers, LegalZoom is the leader in small business incorporation. For nearly 35 years, Sage Peachtree has been recognized as providing easy-to-use, comprehensive financial management tools for small, growing firms. Together, these products will give emerging small businesses the strength and expertise they need to set things up the right way, so business owners can spend their time growing their companies.

“LegalZoom is focused on providing our small business clients with the best start possible, connecting them with proven tools that can help them be successful,” said John Suh, CEO, LegalZoom. “Our partnership with a trusted brand like Sage Peachtree, with its long track record of supporting small businesses, provides our entrepreneurs with a very important piece of the toolset.”

Pricing and Availability 
When small businesses purchase the LegalZoom Express Gold Package for $369 plus a state fee, they will receive access to a download of Sage Peachtree First Accounting ($99.99 value), with 30 days free support and access to 30 days of complimentary training from Sage Peachtree.

About LegalZoom 
Launched in 2001 by a founding team that includes famed attorney Robert Shapiro, LegalZoom.com has become the nation's leading online legal service. LegalZoom merges innovative technology with personalized service to deliver a simple, cost-effective way to take care of common legal needs. Legal Zoom is not a law firm and can only provide self-help services at your specific direction. LegalZoom service offerings include: Wills, Living Wills, Incorporations, LLC Formations, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Divorces, Small Claims, Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights.

About Sage North America 
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.

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