Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, Shares Her Expertise on the SCORE Women’s Success Blog in November

Washington, DC (PRESS RELEASE – November 13, 2009) – SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” announces that Rieva Lesonsky of Irvine, Calif., appears as a SCORE guest blogger in November. Visit the SCORE Women’s Success Blog at http://womensblog.score.org. Or, view her posts through the SCORE Web site, www.score.org.

Rieva Lesonsky is the CEO of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company that specializes in covering small businesses and entrepreneurship. Before co-founding GrowBiz Media, Lesonsky was editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine.

A nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, Lesonsky has been covering America’s entrepreneurs for more than 25 years. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and numerous TV programs, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox Business News, the Martha Stewart Show and Oprah. She can be seen regularly on MSNBC’s Your Business.

Lesonsky has written several books about small business and entrepreneurship, including the bestseller, Start Your Own Business. She is an editor-at-large at AllBusiness.com and contributes to numerous web sites. She has served on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Advisory Council for six years. She was honored by the SBA as a Small Business Media Advocate and a Woman in Business Advocate. In 2003, Lesonsky was inducted into the Business Journalism Hall of Fame.

The SCORE Women’s Success Blog also features six women SCORE leaders who offer their insights, advice and fresh takes on issues facing women entrepreneurs across America. They include:

* Julie Brander, management and manufacturing expert with New Haven SCORE
* Peg Corwin, sales and marketing expert with Chicago SCORE
* Peggy Duncan, productivity expert with Atlanta SCORE
* Vernita Naylor, project management and branding expert with Fort Worth SCORE
* Betty Otte, franchise expert with Orange County SCORE in Calif.
* Christine Banning, vice president of marketing and communications with the SCORE Association in Washington, D.C.

SCORE won the prestigious 2009 Interactive Media Award (IMA) for Outstanding Achievement for the SCORE Women’s Success Blog.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 12,400 volunteer business counselors in 364 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 www.score.org and www.score.org/women.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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