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October 2011
BizSuccess Tips
Make Your Marketing Count

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From Pittsburgh SCORE

If you're not marketing smart, you're not growing your business.  SCORE can help!


 Success SecretsMarketing Goes Mobile
 Resources For You: Get Free Marketing Tools
 Expert Insight: Making the Most of Your Tech
Success Secrets 
Make Your Marketing Count
Marketing Goes Mobile

mobile marketingMillions of consumers are looking to their smartphones for new shopping options and the best deals. Will your business be there? Find out why you need a mobile marketing plan and how to get started.

Get Moving! 
Learn how to create a "Get Moving" marketing campaign for your business that focuses on time and money. Take this free workshop to find out the key elements and to get your plan in action. Sign up today.

Boost Your Web Presence 
There are so many ways to drive traffic to your business's website, but you need to know the right tools to make it happen. Learn the secrets from small business expert Steve Strauss and attract more attention to your site.


Resources for You


ebusinessnowMust-Have Marketing Tools--Free!

Find the right eBusiness Now Guide for all your business needs, including how to market with blogs, email marketing and more. Get It Now.


Three Must-Haves for Every Website

Learn how technology can help you maintain a personal touch with your customers, how the mobile craze affects your business and how to keep your technology from becoming obsolete. Subscribe to SCORE's ExpertAnswers newsletter to learn all this and more from technology evangelist Ramon Ray.


Expert Insight
Ramon Ray, SmallBizTechnology

Ramon Ray

How you use technology in your business is as important as what you use. Find out how to make the most of your small business technology from expert Ramon Ray. 


Learn more in this month's Small Business Success Blog.


Upcoming Events 



October 15th,  and December 3rd, 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!  


  Register Now!    



Lon Sakfo

Extreme Digital Marketing"

Presented by Lon Safko,
author of "The Social Media Bible"!
October 25, 2011 
Presented by Pittsburgh SCORE 
The Pittsbugh Chapter of SCORE has arranged the Social Media & Digital Marketing event of the year featuring
Lon Safko, author of "The Social Media Bible".


Heidi TobiasOctober 26, 2011. 1 p.m. EDT 
Free Live Webinar: How Do I Get Better Customers?

Tune in to hear Heidi Tobias, Sr. Manager of Distance Learning at Constant Contact, tell you how to attract and keep loyal customers. Register today.


What's Your Competitive Advantage?

Figure out your company's strengths and weaknesses, set business goals and learn how to compete. Take SCORE's free workshop to pinpoint your competitive advantage and learn out to stand out from the crowd. Sign up to take the workshop any time



Success Stories
To Market, To Market


Linda AndersonLaunching a new product is a daunting task. In addition to the planning, accounting, reporting and recordkeeping requirements of any business, you also have to handle product design and development, sourcing, manufacturing, branding, marketing and distribution. Linda Anderson connected with the Phoenix SCORE office after hearing from a fellow inventor how much SCORE helped her in taking her product to market.


"Using SCORE has helped my small business, LS Designs, compete in a marketplace filled with larger companies with more resources. Sometimes the SCORE executives, with their real-life and varied experience, have provided an answer to a specific question, and sometimes they simply reassure me I am on the right track." Find out more.


Linda Anderson, LS Designs and KangaRing 




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BizSuccessTips Editor Rieva Lesonsky is founder and CEO of media company GrowBiz Media. 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 free TrendCast reports. 

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