Small Business Expert Charlsye Smith Diaz Shares Her Expertise on the SCORE Small Business Success Blog in April

Washington, D.C. — SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, announces that Charlsye Smith Diaz of Orono, Maine, appears as a SCORE guest blogger in April 2011. Visit the SCORE Small Business Success Blog at http://blog.score.org/ or, view her posts through the SCORE Web site, www.score.org.

Charlsye is a professor at the University of Maine and coordinates a technical and professional writing program where she, and her students, created a terrific program that helps small businesses and nonprofit organizations write business plans, grant applications, and marketing materials. She works with the Foster Student Innovation Center on issues related to small business, intellectual property and economic development. Charlsye is an educational consultant to the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and helped them launch an online education program.

The SCORE Small Business Success Blog features small business leaders who offer their insights, advice and fresh takes on issues facing small businesses across America. Some of the expert bloggers include:

  • Steve Bloom, financial and real estate expert with Atlanta SCORE
  • Julie Brander, management and manufacturing expert with New Haven SCORE
  • Rieva Lesonsky, media and entrepreneurship expert with GrowBiz Media
  • Jeanne Rossome, marketing expert with RoadMap Marketing
  • Steve Strauss, small business expert and columnist for USA Today

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 354 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million 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 at www.score.org and www.score.org/women. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans, www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors and www.scorecommunity.org.