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LogoWorks is a service of HP. They spell out a very detailed process, which inspires confidence. Plus, they have customer feedback and ratings right alongside each package choice. They have designed over 45,000 logos; packages start at $299. HP also offers LogoMaker, a free logo creation service with an upgrade plan of $49. It is …

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Infusionsoft

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Infusionsoft combines everything your business needs — contact management, CRM, marketing automation and e-commerce — into a single online system. Along with their impressive array of features available, Infusionsoft allows you to be able to place a single contact into multiple list. This gives you the ability to track and target your customers more effectively …

MailChimp

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MailChimp is a Web-based email marketing service that comes with a great suite of tools. With over 95 million emails sent per day on average, MailChimp proves that email is still a viable way for small businesses to get the word out. One of the most important things to know is the service is completely …




SCORE to Honor Outstanding Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Supporters at 5th Annual SCORE Awards | Small Business News, Tips, Advice – Small Business Trends

SCORE to Honor Outstanding Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Supporters at 5th Annual SCORE Awards

  • March 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SCORE, – www.score.org – announces the 2013 SCORE Awards taking place on August 15, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The fifth annual awards gala recognizes exceptional American small business owners and non-profit organizations whose success has helped to impact our nation, and who have achieved this success in part through SCORE’s services. SCORE offers free small business advice through its nationwide network of 12,000+ volunteer mentors and through its comprehensive database of free webinars, templates, and tools at www.SCORE.org.  Clients who have utilized these services and have been able to create new jobs, grow revenue, and realize their goals as small business owners will be among the award recipients. The SCORE Awards gala will be held as the closing event for the 2013 SCORE Leadership Conference; the annual small business mentor training seminar for SCORE volunteers.

“Our goal, since 1964, has been to celebrate and encourage small business in America,” said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. “These awards honor those business owners and supporters who do the same.”

Mark Dobosz, President of The SCORE Foundation added, “Every year I am inspired when I hear the stories of these incredible small business owners who have achieved great things with the help of their mentors.  It demonstrates once again the invaluable benefits of working with a SCORE mentor to propel small businesses to new heights.”

The complete list of this year’s award categories and sponsors is as follows:

Outstanding Minority-Owned Small Business – Sponsoredby AT&T
Outstanding Small Business Launched by an Individual Aged 50+ - Sponsored by The SCORE Foundation
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award – Sponsored by Deluxe Corporation
Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business – Sponsored by Insperity
Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business – Sponsored by Constant Contact
Outstanding Green Small Business – Sponsored by Office Depot Corporation
Outstanding Non-Profit Organization – Sponsored by Office Depot Foundation
Outstanding Franchise Small Business – Sponsored by The UPS Store
Outstanding Innovative Small Business Award – Sponsored by Verisign
Small Business with Outstanding Citizenship – Sponsored by Mass Mutual

Self-nomination is encouraged, there are no costs associated with nomination submissions and all nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2013.  For further details about the SCORE Awards, past winners, award sponsors or to submit a nomination, visit www.score.org/score_awards

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 12,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in over 340 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. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans and www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors.

About The SCORE Foundation

The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at www.scorefoundation.org.

Contact Information
Shalini Karnani Bonjour
800/634-0245
media@score.org

SOURCE SCORE Association

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