How to Really Start Your Own Business Tips by SCORE

Washington, DC (PRESS RELEASE – January 15, 2010) – SCORE and The Company Corporation presented a free Webinar on How to Really Start Your Own Business on Thursday, January 14, at 12 p.m. Eastern. Experts from SCORE will share start-up success secrets, including focusing the business idea and where to look for small business financing. SCORE mentors Julie Brander of New Haven, Conn., and Steve Bloom of Atlanta, Ga., will host the call.

Register online at the SCORE Web site, Scroll down the home page to click on the registration link under “Upcoming Events.” Or visit

Julie Brander has been a SCORE volunteer since 1997. She has 20 years of experience in business, having started a manufacturing, wholesale and retail jewelry company. As a business mentor with New Haven SCORE, she facilitates and organizes the small business workshops, seminars and conferences. She has her MBA and teaches business basics to entrepreneurs at the undergraduate level. In addition to being a blogger for the SCORE Women’s Success Blog, Brander was also a guest expert for the SCORE Small Business Success Podcast Series.

Entrepreneur Steve Bloom started several business ventures in mortgage banking, real estate development and management, importing, sign manufacturing and business consulting. He has been retained by entrepreneurs to assist with business turnaround and help with distressed real estate properties. Bloom is a frequent speaker for Chambers of Commerce, SCORE and the SBA and currently speaks at numerous community groups on “Crisis or Opportunity, Are You Ready.” He is a business mentor with Atlanta SCORE and a blogger for the SCORE Ask an Expert Blog.

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and 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 and

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