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Palo Alto Software Announces “Oregon Small Business Boost”

by mike

Palo Alto Software teams up with leading Oregon organizations to provide free copies of Business Plan Pro Premier to entrepreneurs and businesses statewide

Eugene, Oregon (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 –Palo Alto Software (, creators of “know-how” business software solutions, is teaming up with statewide Oregon agencies including the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN), Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), The Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC),, and many others, to organize a one-day giveaway of free copies of Business Plan Pro Premier.

Business Plan Pro has been helping businesses start and grow for over 15 years. As the world’s number one selling business-planning software, Business Plan Pro is used by over 50 percent of Fortune 500 companies, used at more than 800 universities, and trusted by federal organizations like the SBA and the SBDC network. In its 20 years of operation, Palo Alto Software has sold over 1 million licenses of Business Plan Pro.

The free software is not a trial version and there are no strings attached. Palo Alto Software is giving away the same best-selling software that sells for $199.95 nationwide.

WHY: Throughout Oregon, small- and medium-sized businesses are struggling to remain open, and continue to sustain growth. They are searching for ways to run their businesses smarter and stronger. As an Oregon-based small business itself, Palo Alto Software wants to support other Oregon businesses and help as many as possible get through the current tough times and succeed.

As supporters of entrepreneurship, Palo Alto Software believes in the value of business planning and is confident that Business Plan Pro can help give Oregon businesses a boost by making available a vital planning tool to better start, run, and grow their businesses.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

WHERE: Pick-up locations will be spread throughout the state. Palo Alto Software intends to make this event accessible to all Oregonians by utilizing its relationships with Chamber of Commerce offices and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network as giveaway points. This event will reach small communities and large cities alike.

CONDITIONS: Palo Alto Software will institute the following conditions:

  • The software or download certificate must be physically picked up at one of the sponsoring pick-up locations
  • Only one unit per business/per person
  • The software must be installed and registered within 48 hours of pick-up; otherwise the code given will expire (this prevents the software from being sold online)

People interested in more information, or community leaders who want to register for location status, can contact ‘Chelle Parmele at 541-683-6162.