|November has been another very active month for Broward
SCORE. The Workshops team has been busy scheduling several
that you wont
want to miss.
Our complementary, Introduction
to Business, workshop is scheduled for
November 21. This has proved to be a great workshop for those new to business
or considering hanging out their shingle. For more information and to register, click
right sidebar displays our upcoming December workshops. Please take
a minute or two to check them out. Were sure youll find them informative
We launched our new workshop series at CitiBank, a new Broward SCORE
partner, in Tamarac on November 14. Seasoned business pro, Eric Thompson
Business Planning to a packed house.
Finally, next month, well be kicking off our workshops in Davie at the
Many thanks to Alice Harrington and the Chamber staff for their
help and continued support of Broward SCORE. Keep an eye on the inbox for more
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From the Wall
Street Journal Online | Small Business
to Network Live and In-Person
Adapted from the upcoming book The Wall
Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook (Three Rivers
Press, Dec. 29, 2009).
Networking is one of the most valuable (and inexpensive) forms
of marketing. Many successful business owners are master networkers
who can walk into a room full of strangers, make a connection
and handily attract a new client, partner or investor.
From Small Business
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An Economic Downturn
with Sabrina Parsons
From D&Bs AllBusiness.com
AllBusiness.com — An excellent small business resource site. Advice,
blogs, videos, podcasts & more.
|• SCORE has 364 chapters throughout the United States
and its territories, with 12,400 volunteers nationwide.
• 44.2% of small businesses promote their products and/or services online via a
company website. 34% use email marketing.
• Studies show that small firms produce twice as many innovations as large
firms relative to the number of persons employed, for the "most significant" as
well as the "less significant" innovations, and including the employment
of firms that do not innovate.
Source:U.S. Dept. of Commerce
• The average annual revenue of a small business is $3.6 million. The average annual
revenue of a small business with a website is $5.03 million.
Source: IDC, "Web Site Development in U.S. Small