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SCORE Helps Small Business Owners Identify Cyber Security Issues and Protect Themselves from Attack

Guest post from our friends at SCORE

W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr., CEO
Ken Yancey is responsible for developing SCORE’s business plan and vision as well as coordinating national program efforts and all the association’s management operations. He also directs the efforts of the headquarters staff to serve and support the 370 chapters across the country.  Prior to joining SCORE in 1993, Ken was Executive Director at the National Business Association. A graduate of Texas A&M University (BBA/Finance), Ken is a recipient of the USA Freedom Corp Award of Excellence, the ASAE Summit Award, and the BSA Goose Creek District Award of Merit.

These days, with technology playing a larger role in small business success, it is important for small business owners to identify cyber security issues and protect themselves from attack.  And that’s exactly what SCORE can do through its free mentoring and resources from in the world of cyber security.

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Small Business Technology Events: Find Everything Your Business Needs in One Place

Guest post from our friends at SCORE

W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr., CEO
Ken Yancey is responsible for developing SCORE’s business plan and vision as well as coordinating national program efforts and all the association’s management operations. He also directs the efforts of the headquarters staff to serve and support the 370 chapters across the country.  Prior to joining SCORE in 1993, Ken was Executive Director at the National Business Association. A graduate of Texas A&M University (BBA/Finance), Ken is a recipient of the USA Freedom Corp Award of Excellence, the ASAE Summit Award, and the BSA Goose Creek District Award of Merit.

Do you think your small business could run more efficiently?  Maybe you haven’t found the right technology tools yet to streamline your business processes.  Local technology events geared toward small businesses are a great resource for small business owners, providing education, training and networking with technology experts in one location.  And many of these events, including SCORE workshops, are free!

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How to Create a Technology Plan for Your Small Business

Guest post from our friends at SCORE

W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr., CEO
Ken Yancey is responsible for developing SCORE’s business plan and vision as well as coordinating national program efforts and all the association’s management operations. He also directs the efforts of the headquarters staff to serve and support the 370 chapters across the country.  Prior to joining SCORE in 1993, Ken was Executive Director at the National Business Association. A graduate of Texas A&M University (BBA/Finance), Ken is a recipient of the USA Freedom Corp Award of Excellence, the ASAE Summit Award, and the BSA Goose Creek District Award of Merit.

Do you hear about today’s technology tools for small business and wonder if they are right for you?  Do you dream about finding the perfect tools to help run your business, but not sure where to look or if you can afford them?  If you have an hour, follow these three easy steps to analyze your small business’ technology needs.

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SCORE Veterans’ Fast Launch Program Answers the Call to Support Our Veterans

SCORE has been a leader in providing mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through its network of 13,500 volunteer mentors and trainers for over 45 years. Together with corporate partners, SCORE has created the new Veterans’ Fast Launch initiative to help accelerate veterans’ ability to succeed as small business owners.

The new program will be a combined package of services, scholarships, and free software (provided by corporate partners), and SCORE’s mentoring program. Assistance will be provided to 16,000 military veterans and their families to help launch 3,000 new businesses during the first year. Partners include: The Walmart Foundation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AVG, Cisco, ConstantContact, docstoc.com, HP, Intacct.com, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Squareup.com, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC). SCORE will work closely with the VBOCs, which reach over 45,000 veterans, service members, and spouses nationally.

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