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
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