Category Archives: Counseling Tips

Social Media Has Scorching Impact On Small Biz

From Forbes: InformationWeekSMB, by Alison Diana LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter aren’t pet rocks. Use them. Now. Fifty-four percent of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are using social media to promote their businesses, double the number using these sites in December 2009, with 35% posting daily updates to sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, a new study found. And although only 17% of SMBs surveyed used incentives to attract online followers, friends and fans, 60% credit social media with positively impacting their businesses, according to … 
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SCORE and Huntington Bank Help Small Businesses Obtain Loans

From: Cincinnati.com Contributed By: Melinda Zemper | Oak Tree Communications, LLC SCORE’s Cincinnati Chapter 34 and Huntington Bank have formed a working relationship to help qualified small business owners obtain start-up, operating and expansion loans. The program began in the second quarter of 2010, and so far, three small business loans ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 have been approved– for a salon, a women’s boutique, and a specialty coffee shop. Three other SCORE referrals are still early in the loan application process, said Chip Bonny, … 
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Google Voice

Google Voice is a new phone service that permits you to make free outgoing calls and text messages to anywhere in the US or Canada. International calls can be made at rates as low as $0.02 per minute. This service is loaded with special features, including free local and long distance calls using my regular telephones. With Google Voice, there is no software to load or hardware to purchase and no new telephone equipment is required. Voice calls are never sent through your computer so … 
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A Salon Named Desire – Business Start-up Success

SCORE adds up to business start-up success By Jeff McKinney – jmckinney@enquirer.com Before Karla Lalosh opened A Salon Named Desire, she needed guidance to become an entrepreneur. Lalosh and her partners knew how to provide professional beauty-care services like cutting, styling and coloring hair, but lacked some fundamentals to run a business. The trio found their solution by working with Bob Wiwi and Linda Ulrey, volunteer counselors for SCORE, counselors to small businesses, in Cincinnati. Wiwi and Ulrey worked with the partners for six months … 
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