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December 2011
Write & Manage an Effective Business Plan with Help from a SCORE Mentor.
Tools and Tips for Business Start-ups
 FREE Online Webinars: Sign Up Today!
 e-Business Now: Creating a Technology Plan
 SCORE Blog: Raj Tumber, Guest Blogger
 Expert Advice: 3 Things Your Business Plan Must Have 
 SCORE Success Stories: 4Staff - Washington, D.C.
SCORE LIVE Webinars 
The Easy Business Plan

SCOREThursday, December 15
1pm ET / 10am PT  


In this free online webinar, author and SCORE Mentor Richard Hall will provide strategic business planning concepts and models compiled from his several books.


Join us for a session full of practical tips and ideas that will help you create and refine your business plan. 


Sign up now for this FREE online webinar!


e-Business Now 
Creating a Technology Plan for your Small Business

ebusinessnow.orgKnowing your company's technology needs is a vital component of creating a successful technology plan. Sign up now for a FREE online workshop to learn how to put your technology plan into action - take the workshop today!  


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


Raj Tumber, December Guest Blogger

Visit the SCORE Small Business Success Blog for exclusive tips from author and SCORE Mentor Raj Tumber.


This month, Raj provides expert insights on planning, writing and managing a effective business plan, helping start-ups and entrepreneurs ask themselves the key questions that will ensure success.  


Visit the SCORE Blog today at!


Expert Advice 
3 Things Your Business Plan Must Have

Rieva LesonskyWriting and managing an effective business plan is essential for any small business. 


This month, columnist Rieva Lesonsky shares expert advice on the three things your business plan must have, ensuring your planning is focused on bottom-line results. Read more at!


SCORE Success Stories
4Staff - Washington, D.C.

Steve Strauss and Mark Roush were two Washington, D.C. staffing professionals, each with more than 20 years of experience with large firms, who decided to combine their complementary skills and launch their own company called 4Staff. A key piece of the puzzle was missing, however - experience in planning and launching a start-up business.


SCORE mentors guided Steve and Mark as they formulated 4Staff's business, marketing and financial plans. Their company went on to surpass all first-year projections, generating a remarkable $1.4 million in sales and building strong relationships with more than 150 clients, earning Washington, D.C. SCORE's client of the year honors for 2006.


"SCORE is an invaluable service because they help you think and rethink things through," says Steve. "SCORE helped us to make a fresh start and do things right."


Read more about 4Staff's SCORE Success Story!


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AVG Security Tips

As the holiday shopping season switches into high gear, be sure your e-commerce solution is safe and secure! 


Online shoppers are more security-conscious than ever - be sure you're ready to make their purchasing experience a good one with this month's AVG Security Tips!



Subscribe to ExpertAnswers

Looking to start a new business? Stay up-to-date with the latest developments from industry pros.
This month Cynthia McCahon, founder of, shares expert tips on creating an effective business plan.
Subscribe now to SCORE's monthly e-newsletter ExpertAnswers and receive tips from the experts in your email inbox!



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