OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMBARQ is pleased to announce The Way Forward Webinar Series for small business owners. Throughout the free series, participants will receive valuable advice from industry leaders on how to help their small businesses survive and even thrive in today's economy. To register and learn more about The Way Forward Webinar Series, please click here (link to goes to:http://embarq.streamlogics.com/EMBARQ/)

The first webinar in the series, The Innovation Zone: Achieving Small Business Success in Today's Economy, will be held April 29 at 2 p.m. Eastern time and will be led by Thomas Koulopoulos, founder of Delphi Group, a global innovation think tank and the former executive director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation.

Koulopoulos will discuss how innovation can propel small businesses to success amidst challenging economic conditions. The presentation will highlight the role of innovation in uncovering new sources of revenue, measurement and technology in innovation, how innovation can be a growth engine for small businesses and the seven lessons of innovation.

Koulopoulos is a frequent contributor to BusinessWeek, The Wall Street JournalForbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR. The latest of his eight books, "The Innovation Zone: How Great Companies Re-Innovate for Amazing Success," was just released in March 2009. Early reviews have called "The Innovation Zone" one of the most practical, insightful and down-to-earth books on the current state of innovation and its promise.

"Today's economic climate poses unique challenges for small businesses," said Koulopoulos. "It's more important than ever to utilize innovation as not just a single stroke of brilliance or a great new product, but instead as a disciplined, easily learned business process that supports and sustains the practice of turning ideas into breakthrough innovations."

In addition to The Innovation Zone: Achieving Small Business Success in Today's Economy, EMBARQ will continue the webinar series in May and June 2009. The second presentation of the series, The Five Faces of Genius: Creativity and Small Business Breakthrough will be held on May 20, 2009 and feature  Annette Moser-Wellman . The June webinar topic will be announced shortly.

"We value our small business customers and want to support them with resources outside of the communications services we provide," said  Susan McQueeny-Scholes , Director of Marketing Communications for EMBARQ Business. "The Way Forward Webinar Series will provide thought-provoking insights and strategies to help them sustain and grow their small business in today's economy."

To register and learn more about The Way Forward Webinar Series, please click here (link to goes to: http://embarq.streamlogics.com/EMBARQ/)


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500 and is in the Fortune 500(R) list of America's largest corporations.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable Local and Long Distance Home Phone Service, High-Speed Internet, Wireless and Satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes Local Voice and Data services, Long Distance, Business-Class High-Speed Internet, Wireless, Satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced Data Network Services, Voice and Data communication equipment and Managed Network Services.

For more information, visit embarq.com.

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