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                                                                                                            January 2011

 Pittsburgh SCORE BizSuccessTips
Greetings!
 

Take the first step towards business success and make 2011 a year to remember!

Accelerate your startup by attending the

Business Basics Workshop

 
 
 
You can't do it alone. Meet with a mentor for one-on-one personalized counseling at your local

Pittsburgh SCORE office.



Start today!
Pittsburgh SCORE
411 7th Ave,
Suite 1450
Pittsburgh, PA 
15215

http://www.scorepittsburgh.com
412-395-6560 ext.130

Success Secrets
Start and Succeed in 2011
 
  • manThere's No Time Like the Present. Don't let another year pass you by before you start the business of your dreams. 2011 may be your lucky number. Learn more.
  • To Inc. or Not to Inc.? How will you decide the legal structure for your business? Take our online workshop to help guide you to make the right decision.
  • 7 Steps to Success. Learn the seven steps to starting a profitable online business. Small business expert, Steve Strauss, shows you how to get started now

Resources for You
  

rhondaPlanning for Success
. Get tips, techniques and more for creating the perfect plan for your business from business expert and best-selling author Rhonda Abrams. In her weekly column for USAToday, Abrams reaches millions of entrepreneurial-minded readers each week.
Sign up for the ExpertAnswers newsletter to find out more.  

Ready to Start? Find a Simple Steps Series Workshop in your area and get the tools and answers you need today. Register now.



Expert Insight

 
Betsy Brottlund, Resource Nation, SCORE Guest Blogger betsy

Find out how to build community from social media expert Betsy Brottlund. The director of marketing at Resource Nation, Betsy helps business owners make connections nationwide. Get in on the conversation.


 


 


 


 


Upcoming Events

 
 
Attend a Pittsburgh SCORE Chapter
" Business Basics Workshop"    
 


Get the basic information you need to put your new

small business on the path to success at the SCORE

Small Business Basics Workshop.  Local finance,

accounting, legal, and marketing professionals

together with SCORE Counselors will provide you

with information about how to start a small business.

What they all have in common is the desire

to help you succeed!

 

Feb. 12 

Mar. 19     

Apr. 16

May 14      

Jun. 18            Register Now! 

Jul. 23

Sep.10

Oct. 15

Dec 3       

             
 

 



 

Participate in Special Webinar 
 

 

January 11, 2011. Special Event Webinar: How to Really Start Your Business. Join The Company Corporation and SCORE and learn how to focus your business idea, where to find small business financing and more. Sign up today. Then download your free copy of How to Really Start Your Business ebook from The Company Corporation.  

 

jeanneJanuary 6, 2011: Live Webinar. Create a "Get Moving" marketing and sales plan for 2011. Hosted by marketing expert Jeanne Rossomme. Sign up and learn. 
 
 
January 13-17, 2011: NAMM Show. Attend the the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show and schedule a one-on-one business mentoring appointment with SCORE. Register today. Then meet with a mentor in your city.
 

 

 

Success Stories: All in the Family

 
nikkiWhen the entrepreneurs behind Just Like Family Home Care needed help acclimating to their new business environment, SCORE was there to help. So when the economy took a turn for the worse, just as the business took off, the trio knew where to look for help. 


"We went to SCORE with our business pla and they helped with everything from filling out loan applications to talking to prinvate investors, to coming up with marketing strategies." Find out more. 

 

Nikole Stillman, Elisabeth and Jacob Nassberg, Just Like Family Home Care
Website: www.justlikefamilyhomecare.com 
 

 

 

 

 

 


In This Issue
Success Secrets: Start and Succeed in 2011
Resources for You
Expert Insight
Upcoming Events
Success Stories
 
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BizSuccessTips Editor Rieva Lesonsky is founder and CEO of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company. A nationally recognized small-business expert, Lesonsky has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and numerous local and national television programs. Read more of her insights and buy her books at www.SmallBizDaily.com.

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