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May 2011

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From Pittsburgh SCORE  

Success Secrets: Plan to Succeed
Resources For You: Technology and Marketing
Expert Insight: Tips from Robbin Block

SCORE Mentors

Article1Success Secrets
Plan to Succeed 

successWhen Failure is Not an Option
Starting and growing a business takes more than luck. A few simple lessons could mean the difference between survival and failure. Find out more.

It's All in the Strategy
Learn how to create a strategic plan that works for your business. Sign up for a free online workshop today. 

The Money Hunt
Small business expert Steve Strauss shares the steps all entrepreneurs need to know to successfully get funding for their businesses. The buck starts here.  


Article1Resources For You 

ebusinessnowMake Technology Work for You
Take an online workshop, download helpful how-to guides and connect with the right technology mentor for your business through SCORE's new website Online workshops cover everything from e-commerce to search optimization. Then make an appointment for free one-on-one advice

Test Your Business Skills  Whether you're just starting your business, taking it to the next level or looking to hire employees, it's always a good idea to give your business skills a refresher course. Sign up for the E-Myth Skill Assessment to get a free evaluation and receive a free eBook for registering. 

Boost Your Marketing Learn the hottest strategies from marketing expert Robbin Block. Subscribe to SCORE's ExpertAnswers newsletter to find out how to get better results from your marketing efforts.  


Article1Expert Insight
Robbin Block, BLOCKbETA Marketing 

Robbin BlockPart geek, part creative and all-around expert marketing strategist, Robbin Block has been evangelizing the benefits of smart marketing for over 25 years. As this month's guest blogger, Block shares her secrets for combining the best of traditional and new media marketing tools. Read it now.


Upcoming Events


        March 19th, Small Business Basics Workshop Presented by Pittsburgh SCORE

June 18th, 2011. Pittsburgh SCORE Workshop: Small Business Basics



Location:  PNC YMCA,

               236 Fifth Ave. 2nd Floor ( in downtown Pittsburgh) 

               Pittsburgh, PA  


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! Other dates to follow!


Jul. 23

Sept.10     Register Now! 

Oct. 15

Dec 3  







May 9, 2011, Washington, DC


Accelerate Your Growth

Join American Express OPEN and SCORE for a day of free mentoring and peer-to-peer educational workshops geared to get your business on the road to success.  Sign up today!  

May 12, 2011

Growth Plans That Work

Sign up for this one-hour live webinar from small business expert Jeanne Rossomme and find out what sales and growth tactics work (and what doesn't). Don't miss out!
Register now.


May 23-25, 2011: Small Business Summit
Network, learn and grow your business at the 2011 Small Business Summit in Washington, DC. Find out more.


Article1Success Stories
Raining Profits 

Pat StellaDespite years of experience in his field, Pat Stella knew he needed some sound business advice before he started his Nashville fire sprinkler business. Stella contacted his local SCORE office and found a mentor with vital knowledge in his industry.

Since then sales have grown steadily. "When I started my business I felt the need to share ideas with someone that had a similar background and experience. SCORE sent Bill Fowler, who became a mentor and friend. I know all of our success has been greatly enhanced by SCORE and Bill Fowler's association with Fire Sprinkler, LLC." Find out more

Pat Stella, Fire Sprinkler, LLC


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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

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