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DevStart Acquires Ideacafe.com to Expand Services to Small Business

By acquiring IdeaCafe.com, DevStart will bring a variety of new services to small businesses, including a wealth of new resources and services for small businesses, including the popular CyberSchmooz forums.

October 16, 2007; 09:55 AM

Orland Park, IL -- DevStart, Inc. (www.devstart.com), a leading Internet media company serving the web development and promotion markets, has acquired IdeaCafe.com (www.ideacafe.com), an online small business portal.

IdeaCafe.com is complimentary to DevStart's own small business portal SBInformer(SM). The acquisition is aimed at extending DevStart's reach to the small business.

"I'm truly excited by this acquisition," says Darren Tabor, Chief Executive Officer of DevStart. "Ideacafe.com is a well-respected resource, with a large and loyal community and a long history of providing excellent information and services to that community. I look forward to working with Idea Cafe to further extend our media reach to the benefit of our advertisers, most of whom are targeting small business. I see us becoming the number one small business portal on the Web."

"It's exciting to be part of the DevStart family. With their top-ranked hosting directory and array of other offerings, DevStart will enable IdeaCafe.com to serve the small business community with even more services," says Francie Ward, founder and CEO of Idea Café Inc.

Idea Café provides an extensive range of free services, well-written articles and other information aimed at helping small businesses get started and succeed. That includes everything from how to start a business and obtain financing, to tips for accounting, marketing, finding and keeping customers, marketing on the Internet, and more. IdeaCafe.com has been online since 1995 and is known for its popular CyberSchmoozSM forums, where small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and experts share questions, information and provide objective feedback. They have a well-established base of contributing business experts, plus a large base of loyal readers, who rely on them for new ideas and practical help running their businesses.To find out more about Idea Cafe, visit www.ideacafe.com.

For more information about this acquisition, contact:

Darren Tabor
[email protected]

About DevStart, Inc.
DevStart, Inc., the web development starting point, [now owns and operates [9 websites that provide up-to-date industry news, free tools and developer resources. DevStart Network is a leading information center in the small business, website promotion, domain name and web hosting industry.
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