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A “Well” Thought Out Business Plan: Emerging Corporate Wellness Firm MBSconnect Builds its Business with

Long Beach , CA (September 26, 2007) – Free Conferencing Corporation of America, the leading provider of FREE collaborative communications solutions, today announced that Mind-Body-Soul Connect (MBSconnect - has selected as a critical communications tool to power its business operations. MBSconnect is a wellness company, with staff located throughout the US, which serves as a bridge between the world of wellness practitioners and the world-at-large. The MBSconnect vision is to help employees around the world be well through its mission of offering comprehensive, interactive, and easy-to-use wellness resources.

MBSconnect's interactive corporate wellness program is a blend of podcasts, online programming, and onsite programs and uses a set of interactive tech tools. These tools are tied to a portal that allows employees to monitor their health and obtain information and allows employers to monitor the health of their workforce as a group. However, MBSconnect was faced with the challenge of building its network of holistic practitioners and integrative providers who can offer services and advertise on its web site.

MBSconnect quickly realized that audio conferencing was the answer to their problem. Following a short experience with a paid conferencing provider and the pains of dealing with call invitations, MBSconnect conducted a search on free conferencing and selected after testing a few providers over the course of two weeks.

“Prior to, we had no method to gather these large groups of people in one forum, at the same time,” said Lisa Rittberger, Founder and CEO of MBSconnect. “In order to assess, train and organize the providers we were adding to our holistic network, we needed a tool to regularly communicate with the providers. gave us the critical communications tool we were seeking.”

MBSconnect is presently using 10 to 15 conference lines with each person on staff having their own number. “We grew our network of providers using,” said Rittberger. “Each week, we hold conference calls where providers, corporations and other interested parties can learn about our company. The true value of the service is inherent in the ability to assemble groups of massage therapists, acupuncturists, and coaches - we have conducted calls with up to 95 people on the line.”

Rittberger and her team conduct three information calls per week that run an hour each as well as another five to 10 hour-long conference meetings per week with providers and other network members -- five to 12 people are typically on each call. “If we were using a paid conferencing service, we would have had to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 per month,” said Rittberger. “Not to mention, if we had to pay for the service, we wouldn't have relied upon it so heavily to power our business.” MBSconnect has also used the free conference recordings on its web site as audio advertisements of its services.

“When we started MBSconnect, we had no start-up money and were forced to build our business through sweat and tears,” added Rittberger. K“There was no pocket of change to pay any conferencing bills based on our call volumes, but now allows us to operate as a virtual entity since we can easily gather all the staff and providers on the phone.”

“It is truly rewarding to see our solutions helping to build a business like MBSconnect,” said David Erickson, founder of Free Conferencing Corporation of America. “This young company has uniquely optimized including the use of our free conference recording to create podcasts that serve the dual role of lead generation tool as well as helping them build a podcast library of their services.”

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About MBSconnect - Wellness Made Easy

Mind-Body-Soul Connect (MBSconnect) supports companies in reducing health care costs, decreasing absenteeism and turnover, increasing workplace effectiveness, improving employee satisfaction and well-being, while delivering a ROI and in-time Wellness Risk Management to the Corporation. Our mission is to bridge wellness solutions to our client's bottom line outcomes. Our vision is to create long term strategic partnerships that enable our clients to provide compassionate and intelligent benefits for their employees, to operate businesses that are solvent and profitable, and most importantly, establish a culture of wellness, self responsibility, and inspired living throughout their organizations. For more information: or call (888) 398-9287.

About Free Conferencing Corporation of America

Free Conferencing Corporation of America, with headquarters in Long Beach, California, is the industry pioneer and leading provider of FREE collaborative communications solutions. With more than 5 million users per month and more joining daily, the company's flagship solution offers a high-quality, reservation-less conferencing service that is extremely easy to use. As further validation, more than 100 Fortune 500 companies are presently optimizing, including public sector agencies. Unlike other competitive offerings from paid and non-paid audio conferencing services,'s pioneering all digital network is built on voice routers versus analog-based conference bridges that can be prone to static and other noise. uses the PSTN (public switched telephone network) to deliver unparalleled, high-quality audio conferencing.  For more information, visit or call (844) 844-1322