SCORE Palooza Offers Small Business Owners Peer-to-Peer Networking and FREE Education Workshops from Industry Experts

Oct 12, 2011, 09:00 ET from SCORE Association

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE - mentors to America's small business, a non-profit association and premier resource for free and confidential small business advice announces SCORE Palooza, October 18th, 2011, at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV. As an extension of the free small business advice offered by SCORE's network of 13,000+ volunteer mentors, SCORE Palooza is a day of FREE education workshops and peer-to-peer networking for small business owners looking to grow their businesses presented by experts from Constant Contact, Deluxe Corporation, and Women Impacting Public Policy.

Aside from access to numerous SCORE mentors and representatives from industry leaders throughout the day-long Partner Showcase, SCORE Palooza registrants will enjoy lunch and a keynote address by Lena West, award-winning social media consultant and founder of, the only social media training program created exclusively for women business owners and leaders.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend four high-powered, informative breakout sessions presented multiple times throughout the day. These sessions are:
- Tough Times? Refocus Your Target Marketing and Positioning
Presented by Constant Contact
-Give Me 5: Education and Access for Women in Federal Contracting
Presented by Women Impacting Public Policy
-Using Social Media to Improve your Online Marketing
Presented by Deluxe Corporation
-Protect Your Business from Identity Theft and Fraud
Presented by Deluxe Corporation

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, "SCORE Palooza is just one more way for small businesses to succeed using SCORE's free resources." Yancey adds, "In collaboration with The SCORE Foundation, our valuable partners, and many of our knowledgeable mentors, SCORE Palooza is sure to be a great day filled with lots of free information for small business owners helping their businesses grow and succeed."

If you are a small business owner interested in attending this event, get registered here: Seating is limited. Follow tweets from the event using #SCOREPALOOZA.

About SCORE:
SCORE has helped create more than 90,000 jobs over the past two years. With a strong network of more than 13,000 volunteers with a wide variety of expertise from 364 chapters nationwide, SCORE volunteers provide entrepreneurs and small business owners free advice and low-cost local workshops. SCORE, a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, also offers free online resources, templates and tools to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at Connect with SCORE at and

Contact Information
Shalini Karnani
Communications Manager

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