WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping America's small businesses start, grow and succeed, today announced "How to Use Technology for Your Business," a FREE one-day educational and networking event for small business leaders. The event, to be held Tuesday, April 12 in Anaheim, is filled with workshops, roundtables and meet-and-greet opportunities that will help attendees better understand technology, its uses for their business, and how to effectively measure its impact.
"How to Use Technology for Your Business" is a key component of SCORE's recently announced e-Business Now initiative, formed in partnership with twelve other companies, organization and government agencies to help small businesses leverage technology to fuel their future success. The April 12 event is hosted by the Orange County SCORE chapter for the benefit of startups and growing Southern California businesses.
Highlights of the event include two workshops: "Using Technology to Jumpstart Your Sales," a presentation on the value of, and the techniques for, creating an e-Commerce presence; and "Building the Perfect Website for Your Small Business," a how-to on how to design and publish a website that illustrates your brand, your products and services, and offers visitors fresh and beneficial information.
Other highlights of the "How to Use Technology for Your Business" event include:
- Keynote Presentation from Terry Horne, President and Publisher of the Orange County Register.
- Eight Roundtable Discussions on subjects ranging from “Using Analytics to Target Your Customer” to “What About Hardware? Where is it Going?” and “Social Media Confusion? How to Put the Parts Together for Your Business"
- Opening remarks by SCORE, the FCC and the SBA.
- Networking Opportunities with other attendees as well as e-Business Now partners.
- Free lunch and beverages for all attendees.
"Every small business wishes it had the knowledge to compete on an equal footing technologically with its larger competitors. 'How to Use Technology for Your Business' makes it possible," said W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr., CEO of SCORE. "This event is a very rare opportunity to obtain a great deal of information in a single day—and at no cost. If you've ever wished you had more insight about how to leverage technology to grow your sales and profits, this conference is for you."
Each round table discussion at "How to Use Technology for Your Business" is led by experts in their respective fields. Attendees will also have an opportunity to sign up to obtain free, future one-on-one mentoring from SCORE volunteer specialists on the latest business technologies and techniques.
"SCORE/Orange County is proud and excited to be the first SCORE chapter in the country to be hosting an e-Business Now 'How to Use Technology for Your Business' event," said Carl Woodard, Chapter Chairman, SCORE of Orange County. "What's more, we're thrilled that our e-Business Now corporate and organizational partners have committed themselves to make this a valuable event for our attendees."
e-Business Now partners include AT&T, Best Buy, Cisco, Constant Contact, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Microsoft, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE, The SCORE Foundation, Skype and Time Warner Cable.
"How to Use Technology for Your Business" will be held at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, 777 Convention Way, from 8:30 AM to 4:00PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. To register for the free event or to see a full conference schedule, go to www.ebusinessnow.org/events.
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 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 354 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million 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 at www.score.org and www.score.org/women. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans, www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors and www.scorecommunity.org.