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Press Release -- November 10th, 2011
Source: Cbeyond
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Inc. Magazine Partners with Cbeyond to Educate Small Businesses with “Recession Confessions: Stories of Growth and Survival”

IT and Communications Provider Brings Seminar to the Twin Cities with Sponsors Cisco, BlackBerry and Sprint

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cbeyond (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), (www.cbeyond.net), a leading provider of IT and communications services to small and medium sized businesses across the country, announced today a complimentary event titled, "Recession Confessions: Stories of Growth and Survival," which will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Central time at the Sofitel Hotel. A panel of local Inc. 5000 small business owners will share their dramatic successes -- and disastrous mistakes — to help attendees formulate growth strategies for their own businesses.

Lindsay Blakely, Inc.com Technology Editor, will be moderating the discussion with the following small business owners and Inc. 5000 winners:

Panelists will highlight how they've differentiated themselves from the competition, maximized time and resources and been able to boost their businesses, despite the economic downturn. The rules of business have forever changed — unveiling a wealth of new innovative growth strategies that other small businesses now have the opportunity to learn from.

"We are excited to bring this unique educational opportunity to local small businesses in the Twin Cities, to understand the Inc. 5000 winners' success stories and pain points amidst the down economy," said Stefanie McAnally, Cbeyond's Minneapolis Vice President and General Manager. "We couldn't think of a better way to teach small businesses on how to overcome their biggest obstacles than to partner with Inc., a leading source of expert content along with real business owners who have been through it and succeeded."

"Inc. Magazine was designed 30 years ago for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them grow, and today we remain focused on helping companies grow with useful information," said Inc. Magazine Publisher, John Tebeau. "We share a passion for small business with Cbeyond; to help them grow and prosper; we agree there is no better way to do that than to bring our Inc. 5000 growth stories right to local businesses to share their stories of ups and downs."

Cisco, Sprint and BlackBerry have partnered with Cbeyond for the event which will also run in Miami on November 17, 2011. For more information on the event series, please visit Cbeyond.net/inc.

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About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to 60,000 small businesses in the U.S. Serving growing entrepreneurs, Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry®, voicemail, email, Web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, and virtual private networking. In addition, Cbeyond's Cloud Services division offers virtual and dedicated servers and cloud PBX to small businesses worldwide. Recently, the Cloud Services division won Microsoft's Hosting Partner of the Year Award for 2009 and 2010 in connection with Microsoft's Hyper-V Server product. Winning more than 50 awards for product innovation, growth and a quality customer experience, Cbeyond continues to focus on helping small businesses succeed and grow through high-performance technology, superior services and world-class support. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.

About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (http://www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at http://www.inc.com.

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Cbeyond
Shana Keith, 678-384-8304
shana.keith@cbeyond.net

Source: Cbeyond, Inc.

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