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August 2011

Achieving Balance and Success

Let the experts at SCORE help you build a winning business--and still have a life you love to live!
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From Pittsburgh SCORE 

Success Secrets: Finding Work/Life Balance
Resources for You: Plan for Success

Expert Insight: Get Organized and Win!

SuccessSecretsSuccess Secrets 
The Balancing Act
Balance: Is It Possible?

As an entrepreneur, you'll never be able to completely balance your work and life, but you can learn hot to enjoy the ride. Find out five ways to make the balancing act less painful. Learn more.

Find Your Mojo 
Are you getting all you can out of your business? Finding your mojo means you're on your way to success and your enthusiasm is infectious. If you're not feeling it, sign up to take a free workshop on Finding Happiness and Meaning at Work and learn how to get your mojo back.

Improving Your Workplace Etiquette 
Don't let poor workplace manners ruin your business. Find out the most common etiquette mistakes in the workplace and how correcting them can improve your bottom line. Read more from small business expert Steve Strauss. 



Social Media and Your Business

tweet5 Ways to Grow Your Business
If you're not using Facebook and Twitter correctly, you may be missing out on a valuable marketing opportunity. Learn how.

Tap Into the Power of Social Media 
Learn how to build your brand, reputation and profits from social media veterans Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. Register for the free webinar and listen anytime. Sign up today.

Master the Media 
Social media is not a fad--it's here to stay, and you need to learn the ins and outs. Let small business expert Steve Strauss give you the keys to social media success. Learn more.  



ResourcesForYouResources for You

Dave LavinskyPlan for Success. Dave Lavinsky has helped thousands of entrepreneurs start, grow and sell their businesses through his company, GrowthinkSubscribe to SCORE's ExpertAnswers newsletter today to get his advice on strategic planning for your business.


Are You Ready to Be an Entrepeneur? Find out if you've got what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and get recommendations for resources to help you reach your goals. Take SCORE's two-minute assessment tool and get started today.


Free Shipping With Every Order! Ever wonder how so many ecommerce businesses can offer free shipping? SCORE and have teamed up to help you with their new free eGuide, Get the Edge in Ecommerce with Free Shipping. Download it now.




Jeanne RossommeGet Social Savvy Ready to get moving on a social media plan for your business? Get help from marketing expert Jeanne Rossomme. Subscribe to SCORE's ExpertAnswers newsletter today to learn more. 

July 28, 2011: Live Webinar. Selling to Big Companies Get more expertise from Jeanne when she interviews entrepreneur Jill Konrath on how to sell your product or services to bigger companies. Register to hear it live or sign up to get a recording.   


ExpertInsightExpert Insight
Lisa Kanarek,

Lisa Kanarek


How to get yourself (and others) organized, and find work/life balance are just some of the tips you'll learn from organization expert Lisa Kanarek in this month's Small Business Success Blog.   


Richard Martin, MassMutual

Richard Martin

Do you know the four questions small business owners should be asking themselves to protect their businesses from failure? Find out how to plan for success from this month's Small Business Success Blog guest blogger, Richard Martin.    


Upcoming Events



September 10th, 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!



Dec. 3  


 Register Now! 

Lon SafkoAugust 4, 2011. Free Live Webinar: Social Media, The Big Picture.Register now 

Social media marketing is a lot more than setting up a Facebook page and sending a few Tweets. Find out how to be socially successful! Sign up today for the first in a series of free webinars from social media guru Lon Safko. 


Simple Steps for Starting Your Business.

Get your new business off on the right foot by taking SCORE's 5-part workshop series that covers every step from getting your big idea to finding financing. !


Helping Veterans Start Businesses 

SCORE's Veteran Fast Launch Initiative aims to give former military men and women all the resources they need to succeed at entrepreneurship. Training, software, scholarships and SCORE mentoring are all provided. Find out more



ExpertInsightSuccess Stories
An Eventful Business



Tasha OldhamAs a filmmaker and artist, Tasha Oldham knew starting and running a business was not one of her talents. So, Oldham surrounded herself with the experts at SCORE to help start her Web video production company.


"When I found SCORE, I thought it was too good to be true. SCORE mentors really care! They've taught me how to think bigger and stretch beyond my comfort zone. I work with a whole team with different specialties. I am so passionate about SCORE and the work they do, that recently I shot 14 national spots to help share their success stories. With SCORE, like anything, the more you put into it the more you get out of it." Find out more.


Tasha Oldham, My Story Inc.  


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BizSuccessTips Editor Rieva Lesonsky is founder and CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media 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 her website SmallBizTrendCast to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva's free TrendCast reports. 

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