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September 2011
Get Back to Business with Help from a SCORE Mentor.
Tools and Tips for Business Start-ups

 Expert Advice: Back to Business
 SCORE Blog: Dave Lavinsky, September Guest Blogger
 Project REV: Get the Marketing Tools You Need
 e-Business Now: Create a Technology Plan
 SCORE Success Stories: Fast Bags Corporation
Expert Advice 
Back to Business

Rieva LesonskyAsk a busy entrepreneur, "Did you have a nice, relaxing summer?" and you'll most likely get back a look that says, "Are you kidding?" 


September is a great time to re-organize and make sure you have all your systems in place. 


This month, columnist Rieva Lesonsky has expert tips on getting back to business. Read more!


Dave Lavinsky, September Guest Blogger 
Dave LavinskyVisit the SCORE Small Business Blog this month for exclusive tips from Dave Lavinsky on financing and starting up your small business!

Dave is the president and co-founder of GrowThink, Inc., one of the nation's leading consultants and investment banks to emerging firms. Visit the SCORE Small Business Blog now!

e-Business Now 
Creating a Technology Plan for your Small Business
FREE Online Workshop

ebusinessnow.orgStarting a small business? Technology can be your greatest ally - making accounting, sales and marketing simple and painless! 

Creating a Technology Plan 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. 


Get your small business up and running - take the workshop today! 

And visit the SCORE Small Business Success Blog every week for insights into the latest tech trends on e-Biz Thursdays


Project REV
Get the Marketing Tools You Need

Project REV is a year-long marketing lab that provides small businesses with up to $15K in marketing services and assistance from SCORE mentors.


Read more about Project REV, and apply now to get the marketing tools and expertise you need!

SCORE Success Stories
Fast Bags Corporation - Basking Ridge, NJ

Fast Bags CorporationWhen Jack Licata, a former missile officer with the U.S. Air Force needed help developing his business plan, he turned to a SCORE mentor for guidance.

"I wasn't a neophyte when it came to starting a business, but everybody needs to think outside the box," Jack says. "And the only way to do that is to have someone from outside take a look at what you do. Even if you've done all this before, they'll give you insights and ideas that you might never have thought of."

Read Jack's Success Story at

Are you a veteran ready to achive your own small business success? Get free resources and tools with SCORE's Veteran Fast Launch


It's Your Biz
The Complete Guide to Becoming Your Own Boss
It's Your BizEntrepreneur, journalist and radio host Susan Solovic's new book It's Your Biz shows prospective entrepreneurs how to sidestep the pitfalls that doom more than half of new startups while dramatically improving their odds of success.  

Filled with candid, real-world advice that entrepreneurs can put into immediate action, It's Your Biz is an essential part of your business library! Order your copy today with referral code SCR at

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You're invited to grow your business through government contracting!

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

Learn more today and register at



Make Mine a Million!
American Express OPEN and SCORE are pleased to invite you to the latest evolution of the groundbreaking
Make Mine a Million $ Business (M3) Program.


Join us in Philadelphia, Sept. 25-26 to learn tips, strategies and best practices that can help your business reach and surpass the million $ mark. It's an incredible opportunity to join a community that provides inspiration and connections to help take your business to the next level!


Learn more and register today.  



AVG Security Tips
With kids returning to school this month, many small business owners and home-based businesses are challenged to enforce good internet safety habits in the home and office.  Learn how to protect your family - and your business online.

Download this month's AVG Security Tips now!



SCORE ExpertAnswers
Bill Cairns
This month Bill Cairns, president of BCM Group, provides expert advice on getting started selling your products and services to international markets, and working with overseas suppliers and vendors.

Subscribe now to SCORE ExpertAnswers.



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