SCORE Presents "Technology Support for Small Businesses" at FREE February 15th Washington, DC Event


Washington, D.C. - SCORE, – America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice, through its e-Business Now initiative, announces “Technology Support for Small Businesses,” a FREE one-day educational and networking event for small business leaders.  The event, to be held Wednesday, February 15th at the Washington DC Convention Center is filled with workshops, buzz sessions and meet-and-greet opportunities that will help attendees better understand technology, its uses for their business, and how to effectively measure its impact.

The upcoming event will feature “Boosting Your Business Using Technology,” a presentation on the value of, and the techniques for, creating an e-Commerce presence; and “Getting in Tune with Your Customer Base,” a how-to on using social media to engage your customers. The February 15 event is hosted by the DC SCORE chapter for the benefit of startups and growing Washington DC and surrounding area businesses.

Other highlights of the “Technology Support for Small Businesses” event include:

·Four buzz sessions discussing Web Site Development & Content, SEO & Paid Search, Social Media, Cloud Computing and Technology Tools to Improve Cash Flow

·Networking Opportunities with other attendees as well as e-Business Now partners.

·Featured speakers Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator for Maryland, and Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner

·Free lunch and beverages for all attendees.

“Every small business deserves a chance to compete on an equal footing technologically with its larger competitors.  The ‘Technology Support for Small Businesses’ event helps make that possible,” said Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE.  “This free DC area event is a great example of how SCORE’s e-Business Now initiative provides more insight about how to leverage technology to grow sales and profits for American small businesses.”

“The SCORE DC chapter is proud and excited to be hosting an e-Business Now ‘Technology Support for Small Businesses’ event,” said Joe Clarke, Chapter Chair, Washington D.C. SCORE Chapter.  “What’s more, we’re thrilled that our e-Business Now corporate and organizational partners have committed themselves to make this a valuable event for our attendees.”

Founding partners of the e-Business Now initiative include AT&T, Best Buy, Cisco, Constant Contact, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Microsoft, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE, The SCORE Foundation, Skype and Time Warner Cable Business Class.

The “Technology Support for Small Businesses” SCORE e-Business Now Event will be held at the Washington DC Convention Center from 8:00 AM to 4:45PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.  To register for the free event or to see a full conference schedule, go to

About SCORE:
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 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses by 2017. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800-634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at . Connect with SCORE at and