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Resources to Grow Your Business
February 2011

Grow your business successfully with the help of a SCORE mentor.

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SCORE Success Stories

New this Month:
 Free Security Tips from AVG


Expert Advice: How to Get a Patent by Steve Strauss
SCORE Blog: Eric S. Groves, February Guest Blogger
Webinars: Franchise Ownership - Is it an Option? 

 Planning Tools: Financial Management for Small Business


Article1Expert Advice
How to Get a Patent - Steve Strauss

Having a great business idea or product is just the first step in growing your business. Learn how to protect your unique products and processes with the help of business columnist Steve Strauss, author of USA Today's Ask An Expert.

Read more!

Article2SCORE Blog
Eric S. Groves, February Guest Blogger
 Since 2001, Eric has helped propel Constant Contact's growth to more than 400,000 customers. The author of The Constant Contact Guide to Email Marketing, Eric is a frequent speaker to small business owners and industry organizations.

Visit the SCORE Small Business Blog at blog.score.org!
Feb. 24: Franchise Ownership: Is it an Option?

Is franchising right for you? Jania Bailey will help you consider the pros and cons of franchise ownership, and identify business choices that best fit your skill-sets, needs and goals.

Tune in February 24 at 1:00pm EST.

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Assessing Your Company's Financial Needs

Help grow your business with effective, up-to-date financial planning. This free online workshop will help you explore various sources of funding, assess your company's financial needs, and determine the right funding strategies for your business.

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Article4Business Planning Tools:
Financial Management for Small Business
 Every business decision affects your cash flow - the amount of money that comes in and goes out of your business. This e-Guide will help with your decision-making to build a financially successful business. 

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AVG Security Tips

Learn how to protect your business data with this month's Security Tip from AVG.

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SCORE ExpertAnswers
February's ExpertAnswers features Rhonda Abrams of USA Today's Successful Strategies. This month, Rhonda shares some thoughts on planning for success in the new year.

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