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SCORECard, the eNewsletter for Small Business in Greater Rochester, NY    June 2014


Your Customers for Life         


Want to turn your customers into lifelong partners in making your business a success? Make an appointment with a SCORE mentor to learn how.


We're here for the life of your business                             

   Find a Mentor Today!  

Linda Ranslow, Editor   

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Greater Rochester SCORE

100 State Street, Rochester, NY


 Upcoming Workshops  


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SCORE offers low-cost workshops designed to provide practical business information for the current or prospective business owner in both for-profit and not for-profit businesses.    
3:00-5:00PM WEDNESDAY 
Try this NEW FREE workshop!

June 11   Selling Skills for a Small Business 
Greece Odyssey Academy  Info & To Register
This is a very popular workshop! 
June 17  Effective Advertising for Small Business  8:45-12:30PM  TUESDAY  Rochester Business Alliance  Info & To Register
NEW workshop - Learn how to attract more customers!

June 24  Business Planning with Quickbooks   8:45-3:30PM TUESDAY  Rochester Business Alliance
Info & To Register
Register Now - this workshop usually sells out!

Date Your Leads and Marry Your Customers

Thursday, June 5 at 1 p.m. EDT

Ramon Ray
Join SCORE and small business expert Ramon Ray to learn how small business owners can attract, sell and to wow their customers. Ray will share his three-phase process to educate customers so they buy again and again. 

Want More Customers?  

Maybe it's time to diversify.   

Your target market has been buying so far, but as all small business owners know, customers are fickle creatures and their buying preferences can change at any time. Make a smart move now, while profits are up and you feel that exploring new territory is worth it, by diversifying your customer base. 



The Power of Passion  

How to get customers to care about your business.    

Developing customers who will become "raving" fans of your business, both online and offline, is easier said than done. Achieving breakout success as a small business in today's highly competitive business world requires exceptional efforts. Learn the secrets to developing clients and customers who rave about your company, and are willing to tell others. 


Content is King   

Thursday, June 26, 1 p.m. EDT     

Rieva Lesonsky
Today, creating content for your website is a critical part of your digital marketing. Small business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares will share the rules of content creation, how content can help your search engine rankings, the best ways to promote your content and more.


"It's a constant challenge, getting bigger and broadening our product line while producing quality, homemade brownies and confections," says Trina Beaulier (pictured right), founder of Simply Divine Brownies. "Meetings with [our mentor] Bert have provided continuity and consistency as the company has transformed and grown its business operations."


Grow your business with guidance from a SCORE mentor.



Brought to you by SCORE, America's free and confidential source of small business mentoring and coaching. SCORE is a nonprofit association of more than 13,000 volunteer business experts. SCORE offers free mentoring and low-cost workshops nationwide. A resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE has helped more than 9 million small business clients since 1964.

Please Join Us!   

Check out this FREE SBA sponsored presentation:

Contracts: Debunking the Myths, June 26th,
8-10:00 a.m. downtown @ Federal Building
The Big Data Advantage  
Sell more by boosting customer loyalty.

Are you paying attention to your existing customers? If not, you may want to reconsider your priorities: According to a new report, the majority of small business owners say more than half of their annual revenue comes from repeat buyers. To keep customers coming back, learn how big data can help your small business implement an effective loyalty program
SCORE Paychex Partnership 

SCORE & Paychex Partner to Help Small Businesses Grow and Succeed

More info on SCORE Paychex partnership

Sponsor Info  


The Bank of Castile 

Canandaigua Nat'l Bank 

Citizens Bank 

City of Rochester 


First Niagara Bank 


Genesee Regional Bank 

Lyons National Bank 

M & T Bank  

Reliant Credit Union 

Rochester Area Community Foundation  

Rochester Business Alliance


The Upstate Bank    

Wayne County IDA   

NY State Senators 

Joseph E. Robach   

NY State Assemblymen  

Joseph Morelle 


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