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June 2011
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From Pittsburgh SCORE 

Success Secrets: Power Up Your Sales
Resources for You: Getting Started on Twitter
Expert Insight: Tips From Barry Moltz

SCORE Mentors
SuccessSecretsSuccess Secrets 
Power Up Your Sales

HandsSales That Soar
Getting out the office and being choosy about the jobs you take are just two ways to improve sales and make your business a success. Find out more.


Sales Tactics That Really Work
Learn how to prepare a sales forecast, determine a sales budget and more when you take a free workshop on Identifying Your Sales Strategy. Workshops are available 24/7. Sign up today.


Affected by Inflation?
Let small business expert Steve Strauss tell you how inflation can impact your small business and how to keep your business going during a tough economy. Learn more

 


ResourcesForYouResources for You

 

Mike MoranDigital Marketing for Today
Do you know the best ways to target customers online? Let marketing expert Mike Moran clear up your confusion. Subscribe to SCORE's ExpertAnswers newsletter and get the facts on SEO, online promotion and more. 

Promoting Your Business Get back to basics with SCORE's free online workshop that covers both traditional marketing strategies and innovative techniques. Topics include public relations, cross promotions and more. Register to get started

Top Twitter Tools Don't know a "tweet" from a "hashtag"? Learn everything you need to know to get started on Twitter with expert Daniel Kehrer's Twitter Startup Tips
 


ExpertInsightExpert Insight
Barry Moltz, BarryMoltz.com

Barry MoltzNeed to get your business moving in the right direction? Barry Moltz, entrepreneur/bestselling author/and small business expert can help get your business "unstuck." As this month's guest blogger, Moltz reveals what it takes to have true business confidence. Read it now
 


Upcoming Events

 

 

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  

 

 

June 7, 2011, Minneapolis & June 21, 2011, Portland 

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!

 

June 9, 2011 Jeanne Rossomme

Effective Selling 

Why aren't your sales tactics working? Sign up for this one-hour live webinar from small business expert Jeanne Rossomme and find out how to get more mileage from your company's sales and marketing plans. Register now.   

 


Success Stories
The Art of Business Hive Store

Justin Kingsley Noyes and Rachel Vanatta Noyes had the talent to start a business selling Rachel's jewelry and Justin's art, but lacked the business tools to make it happen. In 2005, Rachel contacted SCORE, and in 2007, The Hive Creations was born. Today, their business represents over 300 talented artists from all over the world.

 

"From brainstorming our first business concepts to financing and expansion, SCORE was there each step of the way. If our counselor did not have a specific answer to a question, he put us in touch with someone who would. The ball was always kept rolling. Now, well into our fourth year of business, SCORE is still there whenever we need advice on new projects and undertakings." Find out more.

 

Justin Kingsley Noyes and Rachel Vanatta Noyes, The Hive Creations www.thehivestore.com

 

 

 

 

 

Western Pennsylvania SCORE Volunteer of the Year  

Art Green, Pittsburgh Chapter of SCORE    

 

   

 

When retired Westinghouse engineer and quality improvement consultant Art Green opened his own consulting firm, he could have used the assistance of SCORE-America's Counselors to Small Business.

   

"I was the consultant and the marketer and the accountant" he said "and I probably did a a lot of things wrong."

 

He hadn't yet heard about the volunteer corps of retired and working professionals who lend their expertise counseling entrepreneurs and small business owners. But since 2005, he has been one of them. I love one-one counseling and right now I have about 30 active clients.

 

With degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering from Saint Vincent College and Carnegie Mellon University, he joined Westinghouse. While there he earned a masters degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and spent the latter part of his career as a quality control consultant.

 

In addition tp counseling, Green serves as co-chair for Pittsburgh SCORE's monthly Small Business Basics workshops, in which guest speakers teach business planning, recordkeeping, taxation, marketing, finance and legal issues. Those efforts have touched nearly 1000 attendees over the years. 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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