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American Express OPEN Customer Advocacy Director Praises SCORE's Small Business High Speed Growth Tour

Date
Tue, 2011-07-12 14:43

Karen-Michelle Mirko Director, Customer Advocacy, American Express OPEN highlights the success of SCORE and American Express Open's Small Business High Speed Growth Tour in her latest blog post! Karen also comments on:

- Financial planning
- Financial ratios
- And reaching your small business goals!

Read her blog post here.

SCORE is Iowa Small Biz Building Champ

Date
Tue, 2011-06-28 14:59

A LEADING IOWA CITY 'PROCLAMATION'

DECLARING THAT: SCORE EAST CENTRAL IOWA "ROCKS"
June 28, 2011

Bus Card

 

Today's featured blog from Cisco: "eBiz Thursday: 6 Tips for Using Technology"

Date
Thu, 2011-06-30 10:32

The small businesses that are succeeding in this economy are the ones that are getting the most productivity out of their employees. When implemented and used correctly, technology can make every task simpler and faster to execute, from accessing critical information to staying in touch with customers and partners.

Read more and learn how to increase productivity through technology here!

Today's featured blog: "Do You Have What It Takes to Start Your Own Business?"

Date
Tue, 2011-06-28 14:50

Before you make the decision to start a business, take some time to assess whether you’re truly cut out to be a business owner. Read the five key questions to ask yourself here!

Today's featured blog: "How the “Maybes” will Kill Your Business"

Date
Fri, 2011-06-24 12:57

What most business people really fear is being told no. It hurts their self-worth because when prospects say no to their product or service, they think they are saying “no” to them personally. Most business people instead settle for a “maybe.” They interpret a “maybe” as “it’s just not now.” This soothes their ego and avoids that fearful rejection. Unfortunately, a “maybe” also cripples their business.

Today’s Featured Blog: eBiz Thursday “The Do’s and Don’ts of Upgrading Your Network”

Date
Thu, 2011-06-23 09:36

Most of us live by the mantra “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, this mindset can cost you dearly when it comes to your network. Like many small businesses, you probably don’t think about upgrading your network until something goes wrong...

Read more here!

Is your great idea all you need to have a successful small business?

Date
Wed, 2011-06-22 16:18

Do you have a great business idea? Is that all you need to get a successful business going? According to today’s SCORE Small Biz Success Blogger; Bryan Janeczko from Wicked Start – you may need a little more! Read Bryan’s blog here!

Do Your Homework Before You Buy a Business

Date
Fri, 2011-06-03 12:46

Not everyone wants to start a business from scratch. There is a certain attraction to coming into a business that has a history and has grown over the years.

It has a location, a name, the necessary permits, customers and cash flow. Compared to a start-up there is a lower level of risk and a greater chance of getting financing.

However, one must do their due diligence. You must make sure that there is a history of profitability. Hire an accountant who specializes in business valuation to analyze the financials to make sure that they are what they say they are.

Social Media & Marketing Minute Videos by Square 2 Marketing

Date
Mon, 2011-05-16 20:51

Social Networking and Marketing

Marketing: For Marketing Success…

Date
Wed, 2011-05-11 00:29

…Skip the Social Media Hype

Social media hype has hit epic proportions. The promise of its ability to make a success of even the shabbiest business model is everywhere. Business owners are no longer asking, “Should I run an ad in the newspaper or on Google?” They want to know, “Should I be on Facebook or LinkedIn?”

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