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SCORE Announces “Accelerate Your Network” Campaign

Washington, DC (PRESS RELEASE – June 4, 2009) – SCORE “Counselors to America ‘s Small Business” announces “Accelerate Your Network,” available during June at www.score.org/accelerate. SCORE is offering the new toolkit is part of the “Accelerate Your Success” Campaign to help entrepreneurs start up and succeed during the recession, keep Americans employed and create new jobs.

Visit www.score.org/accelerate for featured content, including:

Free Resource : How Well Do You Network? Take this short quiz to find out how you rate as a networker and how you can improve.

Start Now: Join the SCORE Community. Sign up and create a free profile to access small business resources, advice and networking with entrepreneurs .

Quick eGuide: Strategic Networking. Find out how to connect and build relationships with prospective customers with advice from author and marketing coach Charlie Cook.

Podcast: About Your Success Network . Learn about the importance of networking and get strategies on connecting with the right people for your business. Hear from Jennifer Kushell, president and founder of YSN.com, a Web site that helps young adults in their careers.

How To: Give an Effective “Elevator Pitch.” Get tips and ideas on creating an effective introduction to who you are and what your business does, in 200 words or less.

Mentors: Ask SCORE & Find SCORE . Entrepreneurs can count on SCORE for free and confidential business mentoring. Get advice by email through Ask SCORE at www.score.org/ask_score.html. Use the Find SCORE locator to find a SCORE office instantly at www.score.org/findscore.

Each month, SCORE offers a new online toolkit with special articles, templates, podcasts and workshops at www.score.org/accelerate. Look for new resources in July.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America ‘s Small Business” has helped more than 8..4 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,200 volunteer business counselors in 370 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of 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 on the Web at http://www.score.org and http://www.score.org/women.