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January 2012
BizSuccess Tips
Making Time to Do It All

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From Pittsburgh SCORE

Strike a Balance: Business Development Vs. Running Your Business. Let SCORE show you how!

 

 Success SecretsBalancing Act
 Resources for You: Your People Power
 Expert Insight: Better Marketing
Success Secrets 

Work On-Not Just In-Your Business

Balancing Act
As a business owner, making the time to find new business while also running your business is no easy task. Using a few key strategies will help keep your business from losing its balance. Learn more.


More Marketing for Less  

You may already have the resources to create an effective marketing campaign. Take SCORE's free, online business workshop, 10 Tactics to Get the Growth You Want From the Resources You Have, from marketing expert Jeanne Rossomme. Start now.


The Right Way to Do Facebook 
You know your business needs a Facebook page but you're not sure how to get started or if you're doing it right. Check out small business expert Steve Strauss's advice on how to develop an effective Facebook page. Find out more.

 


Resources for You

 

Your People Power

You're only as good as the company you keep...and as the people you hire. Janet Flewelling of Insperity, a human resources and business solutions company, knows how to get the most out of your employees.

Get her tips in this month's Small Business Success Blog.

 

 

Get Social

Make 2012 the year you get your social media plan together. Let small business expert Steve Strauss show you how with some real-life examples.

 

  
Expert Insight
Derrith Lambka, MarketingZone.com 

Learn how to market your business better, faster and less expensively from marketing expert Derrith Lambka. With years of marketing experience working for many successful companies, she'll share her insights on what small businesses can do to compete in today's marketplace. Subscribe to SCORE's ExpertAnswers newsletter to learn more. 

 


Upcoming Events

  

January 21, 2012, 8:30am

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!   

 

(The Veterans Fast Launch Program provides "Special Offers" for Veteran Owned Businesses. Visit  vetsfastlaunch.org  to learn more)  

  

   Register Now!     

 
  


January 14, 2012. 8:30am :
SCORE/Chatham Workshop
 

The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and SCORE Pittsburgh are partnering to present another "Small Business Basics" workshop.
The workshop is for women interested in starting their own business or expanding their current business. It will be held on the Chatham campus on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 from 8:30 am until noon. Cost is $30. To register for the workshop and to see more details, please go to:
 
 chatham.edu/cwe/events/sbb/index.cfm



 

 

  

 

January 19, 2011, 1 p.m. EDT, 
Free Live Webinar: Manage Your Business Credit

Find out how to ensure positive cash flow, secure better financing and make smarter credit decisions from Phyllis Meyer of Dun and Bradstreet. Register today.

 

 

 

Success Stories
Barking Up the Right Tree

 

Desalene Jones had a great idea, but didn't know what to do with it. She visited her local SCORE office and got help with her business plan, developed a management strategy and leanred how to calculate the business's financial needs. 

 

"As a dog lover, I thought nothing could be better than making a living hanging out with dogs, so I jumped in with both feet! The details of running a business were not part of my plan-in fact, if it hadn't been for SCORE, I wouldn't have known that a written business plan was an actual necessity. My time with SCORE was, and is, priceless. Each counselor has "been there and done that," and if they don't know something, they will find someone who does. Running a business is all-consuming and love is not enough. My 13 years [in business] and counting are due in large part to the efforts of this wonderful organization." Find out more

 

Desalene Jones, Cha Cha's Doggie Day Care

http://chachasdaycare.com/ 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 www.SmallBizDaily.com.Visit her website SmallBizTrendCast to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for free TrendCast reports. 

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