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May 2012
Effective Marketing for Your Business
Tools and Tips to Start and Grow Your Business
 LIVE Webinars: Two Sessions Help You Start & Grow
 Expert Advice: Twitter Reconsidered 
 SCORE Blog: Daily Tips to Help You Succeed
 SCORE Success Stories: Heart to Heart Gifts 
LIVE Webinar: Get Down to Business 

Thursday, May 24 at 1pm ET /10am PT


Celebrate National Small Business Week with Get Down to Business: Find Your Next Great Customer from Constant Contact and SCORE. 


Led by the industry's top experts in email, social media marketing, and small business mentoring, this session is your chance to learn: 


  • Proven tips and strategies for reaching your next great customer 
  • How to get existing customers to bring you new ones 
  • How to create engaging marketing campaigns 
  • And much more! 


So whether you have all the customers you can handle or if you're looking for new ones, you'll find tons of useful info that will help you boost your bottom line in no time.


Find your Next Great Customer.
Register Now!


LIVE Webinar: Incorporating Your Business

Tuesday, June 7 at 1pm ET / 10am PT


Join us for Taking the Guesswork Out of Incorporating Your Business, a step-by-step overview of the incorporation process with Lori Ann Fox of BizFilings. You will learn:


  • Several entity types available for your business
  • Various considerations for formalizing your business
  • Steps you should take when forming a corporation or an LLC
  • Where and how to form a corporation


Learn How to Incorporate your Business.

Register Now!


Expert Advice 
Considering Group Discount Sites

Steve Strauss

Have you considered using Group Discount sites to help grow your business? Steve Strauss, USA Today columnist and founder of, shares his thoughts on this strategy. 


Discover the pros and cons of sites such as Living Social and Groupon and decide if this marketing strategy is right for you.


Can Discount Sites Help Your Biz?

Find Out at! 


Daily Tips to Help You Succeed

Visit the SCORE Small Business Success Blog this month for exclusive tips from Derrith Lambka, founder and Editor-in-Cheif of


A successful agency executive and entrepreneur, Derrith provides expert advice on small business marketing and coming up with strategies that work for you!  


Get FREE Expert Business Advice.
Visit the SCORE Small Business Success Blog at


SCORE Success Stories
Heart to Heart Gifts - Oceanside, CA

When describing her experience with SCORE, Yi Ping Lai, owner of Heart to Heart gifts said, "Sales had been relatively flat but after working with the SCORE team of counselors, things seemed to change literally overnight. Sales steadily increased week after week, and within five months of working with SCORE, they had jumped an incredible 1,900 percent. We've grown four times in less than four years, and we are projected to top $1 million in sales in 2008."


Let SCORE Help You Succeed.

Find a mentor now.


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Get Down to Business
SCORE and Constant Contact invite you to celebrate Small Business Week with Get Down to Business - a free, action-packed, nationwide series of business building events. Find an event in your area for a chance to meet and mingle with other small businesses and local influencers to learn ways to attract new customers and grow your business.
Register now and receive the first chapter of Engagement Marketing: How Small Business Wins in a Socially Connected World.
America Means Business
America Means Business is a landmark event about entrepreneurship, with guidance on how to start, grow and manage your own business. Taking place in New York City from June 13-15, America Means Business will be packed with educational, networking and social events that will show you how to bring your dream to life. 
Registration is FREE until May 25. Register Now
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