SCORE and Concentric® Launch a New Workshop for Businesses at www.score.org

Free Workshop Helps Get a Business Online in a Few Simple Steps

Washington, D.C.—SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and Concentric announce a free online workshop to help small business owners define and implement a Web site strategy. The new online course at www.score.org providesentrepreneurs with guidance in several areas:

  • Steps to planning your Web site
  • Choosing a Web site hosting service provider
  • Tips on creating content for your Web site
  • Tips on getting your Web site designed
  • How to promote your Web site after it goes live

SCORE offers nearly 40 free online workshops that help with starting, managing and growing a business. Visit www.score.org and click on “Learn Online.”

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “SCORE and Concentric know how important it is that small business owners get the know-how they need to ramp up a Web site quickly.” Yancey adds, “This workshop is a quick and easy way to help entrepreneurs gather information and build knowledge when using Internet technology.”

“Resources like the “Creating an Online Presence” workshop that we developed for SCORE helps business owners get up-to-speed fast on the processes involved in creating an effective Web site,” says Barbara Branaman, executive vice president for product and marketing for Concentric. “Developing a Web presence is no small task, but we try to take the mystery out of the process, so business owners know what to expect and can spend more time focusing on their core business objectives.”

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 7.9 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.

Concentric provides Web site and email hosting and hosted IT services, including enterprise-class domain management and perimeter email protection. Concentric delivers superior performance, reliability and security, and is the only Web hosting service to hold a patent for its Clustered Hosting architecture. Concentric accounts are backed by a three month Satisfaction Guarantee, 24x7 customer support, and a 99.9 percent SLA. Concentric is a business unit of XO Communications. For more information, visit www.concentric.com or call 866/500-9696.

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: XOHO), is a leading provider of 21st century communications services for businesses and communications services providers, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500 and leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile operators. Utilizing its unique and powerful nationwide IP network and extensive local metro networks and broadband wireless facilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services in 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.