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Tools and Tips for Business Start-upsApril 2011
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 Free Business Start-up Webinar

Expert Advice:
 What Makes a Great Leader?


Expert Advice:
What Makes a Great Leader?
Score Blog: Charlsye Smith Diaz, April Guest Blogger
Webinars: How to Really Start Your Own Business
Webinars: How the Web Changes Marketing
Business Planning Tools: Creating a Competitive Advantage


Article1Expert Advice
What Makes a Great Leader?

Rieva Lesonsky: "What makes a great leader? There are lots of theories - you need to guide and motivate, inspire and encourage, all while running your business. Sound exhausting? It can be, if you don't have the right attitude.." 

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Article2SCORE Blog
Charlsye Smith Diaz, April Guest Blogger
Charlsye Smith DiazThis month: Charlsye Smith Diaz, a professor at the University of Maine, advises small businesses on crafting effective business plans and marketing materials.

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How To Really Start Your Own Business

Join The Company Corporation and SCORE for this free webinar How to Really Start Your Own Business. Experts from SCORE will share starting success secrets, including focusing your business idea and where to look for small business financing.

Tuesday, April 12 at 1pm ET

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How the Web Changes Marketing

It was once thought that marketing was only for big companies with big budgets - but the Web has changed everything. If you've been struggling with how your company can take advantage of the Web, or how you can convince others at your company to give it a try, learn how to apply what you already know about marketing to the brave new world of the Internet.

Thursday April 21 at 1pm ET
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Article5Business Planning Tools:
Creating a Competitive Advantage

Business start-ups should always understand how their products and services stack up against competitors in the marketplace. This free workshop will help you identify your company's competitive advantages, determine your strengths and weaknesses, and devise strategies to set yourself apart from the competition.


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AVG Security Tips

Filing tax returns is never very appealing, and now that the closing date is fast approaching it is tempting to take shortcuts.

Learn how to keep your data safe with this month's security tips from AVG. Download now!

SCORE ExpertAnswers
Barry Moltz 
This month's ExpertAnswers features consultant and writer Barry Moltz, who has applied his decades of entrepreneurial experience to help businesses of all sizes get "unstuck" and growing again.

This month, Barry offers some thoughts on how small business owners can lead-and-succeed by example. 
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The SCORE Client Success Video Contest
SCORE is looking for clients to share their success stories, and describe how SCORE has helped them realize their small business ownership dreams!


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