SCORE One for Entrepreneurs

By Jane Pollak, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and Speaker Because I’ve known about SCORE for decades I assume that everyone else knows about them, too. But I realize that this organization is still a relatively well-kept secret. SCORE stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives and offers an amazing resource to small business owners nationwide. Basically, it’s an army of brilliant retired executives, men and women, who offer their services free to entrepreneurs at all levels. I learned about SCORE in my 20’s when … 
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Seminar on International Strategy

We work with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on many educational programs, and have been impressed by the quality of such programs even when they don’t involve us. They are sponsoring a program next week on International Strategy, and for those of you thinking globally about your business we are sure you will find this seminar educational and interesting. A link to the registration form appears at the end of this article. The particulars: NKITA Trade Education Seminars: International Strategy – Planning, Implementation and … 
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Glamour on a Budget

Hilltop Designs builds a business by understanding customers, providing exceptional value and locating where the customers are. Little did Jo Hall think that when she launched her entrepreneurial career 20 years ago with the purchase of a flower shop, it would lead to Hilltop Designs, a store specializing in hard to find prom bridal and formal wear by top designers. Hall bought the flower shop in 1989. Knowing nothing about running a flower shop, experience became her teacher. Through trial and error, she learned and … 
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United in Song

The following article about the Life Impact Productions appeared in the Wilmington News Journal, Clinton County section, by Gary Huffenberger, It might just be in the realm of possibility that on March 27, 2010, the roof of Wilmington College’s Hermann Court will soar up into the sky from the power of song and the unified sound of a 500-voice choir rising to a crescendo during its presentation of “How Great Thou Art.” Whether or not the roof is literally raised, the mass choir concert … 
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My Perspective on Marketing

By Amir Nasiri After many years of experience in marketing, and reading many books on this subject, I wanted to share with you my perspective on marketing. Marketing is not just sales or advertising; they are just components of marketing. Marketing is a combination of Science and Art. It is the science of capturing people’s imaginations and, like an artist, delivering the image that captures that imagination. I compare a good marketing plan and strategy to a good wine. It requires both the science and … 
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Need cash now? Buried in loan payments?

During our all member training day last Saturday we talked of may things. We had breakout sessions in several specialized areas such as Client Resources, First Contact, Technology Issues and Client Financing. One takeaway that I had from the Client Financing session was the SBA’s introduction of the ARC (America’s Recovery Capital) loan. In simple terms, if a small business is buried in short term debt as sales decline and vendors and suppliers need cash from you then a small business owner can borrow a … 
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SCORE – Daisy’s Teas Cincinnati (Video)

SCORE TV Program Interview of SCORE’s Mary Jane Good helping Vicki Rae Collins starting Daisy’s Teas. Please share your comments: [wpcf]

Kudos to SCORE

As a published author, I have found SCORE to be the most cost effective organization with which I have ever worked. Dick Wendel MD,MBA

SCORE Dayton Video

Here’s a great video about SCORE Dayton. Run Length is 9:00 Minutes Please share your comments and thoughts with us. [wpcf]

Helpful Advice from the Gulf Coast Woman Online

I’m at the SCORE national group on LinkedIn and I find that someone has posted the question.”What would be the most helpful piece of advice you would give a startup entrepreneur today to help him/her avoid some of the problems or issues you faced when you began?” The first reply was from a woman Sherrie Graham and she posted: “The most helpful advice I would give to a start-up entrepreneur who wants to become a business owner is to: Follow your dream but be realistic … 
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