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SCORE Hosts National Kick-off Briefing on First, Nationwide Public/Private Partnership for Small Business Adoption of Broadband Technologies
Mar 30, 2010 (06:03 PM EDT)


WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" launches first-ever, public/private partnership to encourage broadband adoption by U.S. small businesses. SCORE will help grow 1 million small businesses. SCORE supports broadband access as a way to level the playing field for small business using digital technologies and leveraging e-commerce locally, nationally and globally.

Fortune 500 Companies and leading technology firms join this consortium to make new training, resources and tools available to small businesses. SCORE's network of 12,400 small business mentors will help entrepreneurs adopt technology and leverage e-commerce for growth. Consortium supporters include: Best Buy, Constant Contact, Google, HP, Intuit, Microsoft, Skype and Time Warner Cable, to name a few.

National Kick-off Event & Media Briefing

DATE:  Wednesday, April 7th

TIME:  10:00-11:30 a.m.

LOCATION:  The Reagan Building, The Polaris Suite

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

RSVP:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2taz42hedd6e95f

EXPERTS:  SCORE CEO Ken Yancey

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

SBA Administrator Karen Mills

Emily McHugh, owner of online retail store Casauri, broadband-user

Yamile Jackson, owner of children's healthcare products company Zakeez, broadband-user

On March 16, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched The Broadband Plan. Learn more about The Broadband Plan ( http://www.broadband.gov ) and the SCORE Broadband Consortium (http://www.score.org/Broadband_event_2010.html.)

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 http://www.score.org and http://www.score.org/women.

SOURCE SCORE Association