Washington, D.C. (PRESS RELEASE – April 14, 2011) – Constant Contact, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT), the trusted marketing advisor to more than 400,000 small businesses and organizations, and SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, in support of the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces Initiative, have committed to providing mentoring, tools, and training support to military personnel and their families through the new “Veterans Fast Launch” program.
Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. In this ongoing effort, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will highlight issues that are of special importance to the military families they have met with across the country, including the areas of employment, education, and wellness.
Constant Contact has partnered with SCORE to help provide tools and training to entrepreneurs through its network of 13,500 volunteer mentors and trainers. Constant Contact stands alongside SCORE ready to answer the call of helping our veterans, including their spouses and families, to transition into life as entrepreneurs.
Together with SCORE, the Walmart Foundation, and other technology partners, Constant Contact is proud to announce the “Veterans Fast Launch” initiative. The new program will be a combined package of services, scholarships, and free software, provided by major corporate partners, combined with SCORE’s mentoring program. The aim is to help accelerate veterans’ ability, and their spouses’ and families’ ability, to succeed as a small business owner.
As a partner to this effort, Constant Contact will offer those participating in the program up to 25% off the company’s Email Marketing, Event Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Online Survey tools to help veterans engage with current and potential customers, easily and cost-effectively. With the tools, veterans will also have access to free personalized coaching, support, and a vast set of educational resources to give them the know how they need to get started with their marketing efforts.
“At Constant Contact, our commitment to small businesses and organizations runs deep; we are truly passionate about helping them create and grow strong, long-lasting relationships with their customers,” said Steve Johnson, vice president of partners, at Constant Contact. “We’re pleased to be part of this initiative and hope that our tools and resources will help veterans build smart, successful businesses.”
“SCORE is thrilled to take part in this White House initiative and to work together toward a common goal of providing support and resources to our service members and their families,” says SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. “This new program gives SCORE, and its partners, the opportunity to offer free business advice and tools to aid in the successful transition of our nation’s veterans and their families to small business ownership.”
About Constant Contact
Constant Contact is revolutionizing the success formula for small organizations through affordable, easy-to-use Engagement Marketing tools that help create and grow customer relationships. More than 400,000 small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and member associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact as their engagement hub for starting and driving ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys. All Constant Contact products come with unrivaled know how, education and free coaching with a personal touch, including award-winning customer support.
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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 13,500 business experts volunteer as mentors in 354 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.