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August 2011
Grow Your Freelancing Business with Help from a SCORE Mentor.
Tools and Tips for Growing Your Business
 e-Business Now: Get a Technology Boost!
 SCORE Success Stories: MyStory, Inc.
Expert Advice 
Grow Your Freelancing Business

Steve StraussThis month, business columnist Steve Strauss introduces you to the basics of freelancing. 


Whether you're wanting to be your own boss or just supplement your current income, freelancing is an increasingly viable option for many entrepreneurs. Download Steve's tips on freelancing today!


Lisa Kanarek, August Guest Blogger 
Lisa KanarekVisit the SCORE Small Business Blog throughout the month of August for exclusive tips from Lisa Kanarek on getting organized and working efficiently from your home office!

Lisa is the author of five books and founder of Working Naked, a website that helps small business owners working from home. Visit the SCORE Small Business Blog now!

Article3Live Webinars 
Top 20 Excuses for Not Using Social Media
Thursday, August 18 @ 1pm ET 

Lon SafkoSocial media marketing is a lot more than a Facebook page and a few Tweets. It's about understanding all of the available tools. It's about knowing which ones to use and how to use them. 


Join us for this FREE webinar with entrepreneur, author and business expert Lon Safko, who will guide you through the ins and outs of making social media work for you! Register today.


Article4e-Business Now 
Boosting Your Business Using Technology
Free Online Workshop

ebusinessnow.orgLooking to grow your business? Technology can be your greatest ally - making accounting, sales and marketing simple and painless! Boosting Your Business Using Technology is a free online workshop provided by SCORE's new e-Business Now initiative - helping small businesses grow and prosper with the latest technology tools.


Give your small business a technology advantage - take the workshop today! 


And, visit the SCORE Small Business Blog for e-Biz Thursday, this month featuring Cindy Bates, Microsoft U.S. VP of Small Business.

Article5SCORE Success Stories 
MyStory, Inc.
Tasha OldhamWhen filmmaker Tasha Oldham of MyStory, Inc. wanted to turn her skills and passion into a viable business, she turned to SCORE mentors to help build her expertise in running a small company.

Watch Tasha's SCORE Success Story now on YouTube! 

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Sign up now for the OPEN Government Contracting Procurement Event on September 21 in Los Angeles.

 Learn more today and register at

Flights. Camera. Action.
American Airlines
We asked small business owners to share their stories on how flying benefits their business - Now, vote for your favorite video and you'll have the chance to win 25,000 AAdvantage® Miles! 

Plus, you'll be helping one lucky company win up to 50 round-trip tickets and exposure to thousands of potential customers! Vote today.

AVG Security Tips
With business travellers starting to take to the air again, what technology safety advice should you heed before packing your laptop and heading to the check-in desk? 

Download this month's AVG Security Tips now!

WSJ Innovation Competition
WSJ Innovation Competition
The Wall Street Journal wants to hear from U.S. businesses who took a hit in the economic contraction - but found a creative way to survive and thrive!

Submit your stories now and win a feature in the WSJ's Small Business Report in November 2011!

Read more and share your story today.

SCORE ExpertAnswers
Dave Lavinsky
This month, Dave Levinsky, president and co-founder of Growthink, Inc., one of the nation's leading consultants and investment banks to emerging firms, provides expert tips on financing and growing small businesses.

Subscribe now to SCORE ExpertAnswers.

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