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Tools and Tips for Business Start-upsFebruary 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: Creating a Product 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
Creating a Product - Steve Strauss

Learn how one ambitious entrepreneur turned her great product idea into a successful business. By best-selling author and business columnist Steve Strauss of USA Today's Ask An Expert


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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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Can You Afford to Start?

Get your business started on the right foot. This free online workshop will give you a clear idea of the resources you'll need to start, help you determine how much you'll be able to make, and provide useful tools to calculate your funding requirements. 


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Article4Business Planning Tools:
Preparing a Cash Budget
 Managing your cash wisely is critical to the success of your new venture. This workshop will help you gain insights on how to budget your cash receipts and disbursements, determine your cash reserve requirements, and put it all together with useful worksheets.

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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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