OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept 14, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), the fifth largest local communications company in the country, recently introduced a new web-based tool called the EMBARQ Business Resource Center(TM) (BRC) to help small businesses manage their work more efficiently, saving time and money.

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As part of EMBARQ.com, everyone, not just EMBARQ customers, can visit http://www.embarq.com/brc to access resources such as "Starting Your Business," "Office Management" and "Tax and Accounting," all designed to help home-based and small businesses get the traction they need in a competitive marketplace.

"We are committed to being more than a service and products provider for our business customers. We want to be their partner," said Tom McEvoy, president, business markets. "The EMBARQ BRC has in-depth, practical information from 'Analyzing the Market Environment' to 'Developing and Refining Your Product.' We can help your small business "look big" by answering your questions and generating new ideas, as well."

The EMBARQ BRC is separated into two distinct sections -- The Product Center and The Learning Center.

The Product Center offers a broad portfolio of leading business products and services for sale like Intuit's QuickBooks(R) Citrix Online's GoToMyPC(R) and Iron Mountain's Connected(R) Backup/PC solution, in addition to EMBARQ's portfolio of services and products. While business products and services are available to all businesses, EMBARQ customers receive discounts on items from software to wireline and wireless networking equipment when purchasing services through the EMBARQ BRC.

The Learning Center taps into some of the industry's brightest minds and gives business owners up-to-date information on topics such as organizational communication, Internet security, financial planning, negotiation tips and online selling. The Learning Center page features weekly columns by Steven D. Strauss, attorney and author of The Big Idea: How Business Innovators Get Great Ideas to Market, as well as weekly tips on the day-to-day operations of a business. The site also offers information on human resources, financials, access to capital, and even tips on how to sell your business.

"We want the resources on the EMBARQ BRC to help our customers/partners do well. We consider their success as our success," McEvoy said. "EMBARQ designed the EMBARQ BRC to provide practical articles and clear, actionable information that any company can put to immediate use. We expect this resource to evolve and expand as our relationships with our customers do."

To learn more about the EMBARQ BRC, media representatives are invited to join a live webinar Thursday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. EDT with EMBARQ product manager Jeff Borker as he walks through the resources available for business owners. The webinar is free and will not exceed one hour, including a question-and-answer session. To register in advance or join the webinar live visit http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=35625 . Those unable to attend can visit the same link for 90 days following the webinar to view an archived version.

About EMBARQ

EMBARQ (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common sense communications services. The company has approximately 20,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ, which is expected to rank among the Fortune 500, is included in the S&P 500.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and Dish Network satellite TV - 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 integrated local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit http://www.embarq.com .

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