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Savannah SCORE Offers Opportunity for Entrepreneurs to Win $10K to Launch Their New Business

(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique, exciting new product or service? Then consider entering Savannah SCORE’s “BizPitch Savannah™ 2019″ entrepreneurial competition. A kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank”, aspiring Savannah area entrepreneurs will be able to pitch their new business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win over $10,000 in cash and professional business services to help launch their new business.

Proposed businesses must be new start-ups or, if you have an existing business, you must have obtained your Savannah/Chatham County business license after March 1, 2018. Winners must locate and operate their business within Chatham County and launch by January 1, 2021. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Complete Rules and the Online Application are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com. Applications will be accepted through midnight, July 29, 2019, with a $25 non-refundable application fee payable at the time of submission.

Eight finalists will be chosen to pitch their business ideas to the panel of judges at Savannah SCORE’s “BizPitch Savannah™ 2019” event on Friday, Sept. 6, from 4-6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm Street, Savannah. It will be free and open to the public.

The five judges are:

“BizPitch Savannah™ 2019″ is presented by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE in partnership with the following sponsors and professional services donors:

The City of Savannah; Savannah Economic Development Authority; Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce; Small Business Assistance Corporation; UGA Small Business Development Center; The Creative Coast; MassMutual; Wells Fargo-The Private Bank; BB&T; Savannah Morning News/GateHouse Media; HunterMacLean; Kenkel Design; Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.; Salesdialers.com; Advertising Specialty Services; Habersham Beverage; and Sand Dollar Accounting.

The competition rules and online application are available at https://bizpitchsavannah.com. For more information, visit the website or contact Savannah SCORE at bizpitchsavannah@gmail.com.

About SCORE 

SCORE is the nation’s largest provider of business mentoring and educational services to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Savannah SCORE has been named SCORE’s 2019 Mid–Market “Chapter of the Year”. To schedule a free business mentoring session with a Savannah SCORE mentor, go to https://savannah.score.org or call 912-652-4335.

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Technology Expert Keith Fletcher to Speak at Savannah SCORE April Luncheon

Speros COO Presents Top Five Ways for Small Business Owners to Safeguard Digital Data

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, chief operating officer of Speros, a business technology solutions firm located in Savannah, will speak to small business owners on the five most important ways for small business owners to safeguard their digital data on Wednesday, April 27 at a luncheon meeting of the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SCORE’s conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, in Savannah. The lecture is free and open to the public, however, attendees are asked to RSVP to SCORE at 912-652-4335.

“You might be thinking if large corporations can’t seem to avoid cyber crime, there’s little you can do to prevent the same thing from happening to your small business, especially with today’s sophisticated hacking schemes,” said Fletcher. “But there are a number of effective safeguards that will help protect your online data.”

Fletcher’s advice for small business owners attending the SCORE luncheon will include how to watch for the telltale signs of being hacked, and what steps to take to recover compromised data. He will also outline the most effective measures to tighten security to prevent breaches from happening in the first place.

“There are five, generally low-cost, security measures that every small business must take to minimize the risk of a cyber attack,” advised Fletcher. “These include installing a good, true firewall, making frequent and multiple backups, and ensuring your systems are protected with reliable anti-virus and anti-spam software.”

His presentation will include additional details on those security measures, along with the emergency procedures small businesses need to enact immediately if digital data is hacked, plus advice on how small businesses can protect their reputation and best retain customer confidence, if a hack does occur. For more information about SCORE or to register for the luncheon event, please call (912) 652-4335 or visit https://savannah.score.org/

MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology driven world. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com.

CONTACT
Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912.354.8900
kfletcher@speros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

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SCORE and Wells Fargo to Sponsor The State of Small Business Conference on May 4, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS, presented by SCORE and Wells Fargo, will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, located at 1 International Drive. During the FREE conference, reports will be issued by 10 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to Savannah’s small business community.

The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS is a yearly event where small business owners can get a true measurement of local economic numbers in Chatham County.

Lunch will be served at 11 a.m; presentations begin at 11:20 a.m. This event is free, but RSVPs are required. To reserve a seat please RSVP to SCORE at 912.652-4335

PANEL DISCUSSION INFORMATION:

SPEAKER: Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer at Gulfstream Aerospace
TOPIC: Gulfstream Aerospace and Small Businesses

SPEAKER: Brian Davis, Manager of the Savannah Career Center at the Department of Labor
TOPIC: Local Labor Statistics

SPEAKER: Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation
TOPIC: Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region

SPEAKER: Rhett Mouchet, Associate Broker, Colliers International Savannah
TOPIC: Commercial Real Estate Trends

SPEAKER: Bea Wray, Executive Director at The Creative Coast
TOPIC: High Tech Start Ups

SPEAKER: Cindy Landolt, Revenue Director, City of Savannah.
TOPIC: Local Tax Revenue Trends

SPEAKER: Cristy Lawrence, P.E., Development Services Liaison, City of Savannah
TOPIC: Local Growth in Construction

SPEAKER: Charles Bowen, Corporate / Entertainment Attorney at The Bowen Law Group
TOPIC: Film Industry in Savannah

ARMSTRONG STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS
SPEAKERS: Michael Toma, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong State University, and Dennis Barber III, Ph.D., ‎Director, Armstrong Small Business Institute
TOPIC: Armstrong State of Small Business Survey Results

CONFIDENCE INDEX SURVEY: AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
SPEAKERS: Michael Toma, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong State University, and Dennis Barber III, Ph.D., ‎Director, Armstrong Small Business Institute
TOPIC: Questions will be asked to the audience. Instant responses will be displayed on the screen via clickers.

ABOUT SCORE:
SCORE is a non-profit organization funded by government grants and private donations. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and small business counseling. SCORE members volunteer their time and considerable business expertise to help coach the next generation of entrepreneurs. SCORE boasts 370 chapters and 13,000 members nationwide. The SCORE office is located at 111 Liberty Street in Savannah, GA. Website, www.savannah.score.org. 912-652-4335.

ABOUT WELLS FARGO:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, approximately 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs: https://blogs.wf.com/ and Wells Fargo Stories: http://stories.wellsfargobank.com/

RSVP SAVANNAH SCORE
912-652-4335

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075
carriagetradepr.com

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SCORE and Wells Fargo to Sponsor The State of Small Business Conference on June 24, 2015

SCORE and Wells Fargo to Sponsor The State of Small Business Conference on June 24, 2015

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, the Title Sponsors; SCORE and Wells Fargo will present: The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS. Reports will be issued by 10 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to our Small Business Community. The FREE conference will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center located at 1 International Drive.

The State of Small Business is a yearly event where small business owners can get a true measurement of local economic numbers.

This event is free. Lunch will be served after the presentations. To reserve a seat please RSVP to SCORE at 912.652-4335.

TITLE SPONSORS: SCORE and Wells Fargo Bank

SPEAKER: Michael Toma, PhD, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong Atlantic State University
TOPIC: Small Business Snapshot

SPEAKER: Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer at Gulfstream Aerospace
TOPIC: Gulfstream Aerospace and Small Businesses

SPEAKER: Brian Davis, Manager of the Savannah Career Center at the Department of Labor. TOPIC: Local Labor Statistics

SPEAKER: Kyle Hensel, Area Director of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Savannah.
TOPIC: Securing Funding with Small Business Counseling

SPEAKER: Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation
TOPIC: Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region

SPEAKER: Rhett Mouchet, Judge Realty
TOPIC: Commercial Real Estate Trends

SPEAKER: Bea Wray, Executive Director at The Creative Coast
TOPIC: High Tech Start Ups

SPEAKER: Cindy Landolt, Revenue Director with the City of Savannah
TOPIC: Local growth

SPEAKER: Cristy Lawrence, P.E., Development Services Liaison, City of Savannah
TOPIC: Local growth

SPEAKER: Susanne Toney Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Business at Savannah State University.
TOPIC: Economic Indicators

ABOUT SCORE:
SCORE is a non-profit organization funded by government grants and private donations. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and small business counseling. SCORE members volunteer their time and considerable business expertise to help coach the next generation of entrepreneurs. SCORE boasts 370 chapters and 13,000 members nationwide. The SCORE office is located at 111 Liberty Street in Savannah, GA. Website, http://www.savannah.score.org. 912-652-4335.

ABOUT WELLS FARGO:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Business Insurance with Dan Pavlin

Bernard Williams & Company, a business insurance company, has been a staple in Savannah for over 75 years, and with more than a decade at the company, Dan Pavlin is the person to give small business owners a look at why having the right insurance is so important. From types of insurance available to how the Affordable Care Act will affect you, he’ll discuss several topics to keep you protected.

Dan talks with Pearl Fyderek about his upcoming presentation with Savannah SCORE, September 25, and the Top Ten Questions Small Businesses Ask about Business Insurance, and how to navigate the insurance landscape for small businesses.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/savannahopenforbusiness/2014/08/06/open-for-business-top-10-insurance-tips-for-small-business-owners

PHOTOS – SCORE and Wells Fargo to Sponsor The State of Small Business Conference on April 23, 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

Gary Johnson, SCORE President

Gary Johnson, SCORE President

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

State Senator Buddy Carter

State Senator Buddy Carter

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

Tammie Blaha, VP of Marketing and Development at Goodwill of the Coastal Empire

Tammie Blaha, VP of Marketing and Development at Goodwill of the Coastal Empire

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

Michael Toma, PhD, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong State University

Michael Toma, PhD, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong State University

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

Bea Wray, Executive Director at The Creative Coast

Bea Wray, Executive Director at The Creative Coast

Noah Yaughn, ARC Media Group Online

Noah Yaughn, ARC Media Group Online

Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer at Gulfstream Aerospace

Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer at Gulfstream Aerospace

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

Brian Davis, Manager of the Savannah Career Center at the Department of Labor

Brian Davis, Manager of the Savannah Career Center at the Department of Labor

State Senator Buddy Carter

State Senator Buddy Carter

Susanne Toney, Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Busn Development Center in Savannah

Susanne Toney, Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Busn Development Center in Savannah

Kyle Hensel, Area Director of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Savannah

Kyle Hensel, Area Director of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Savannah

Tony O'Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation

Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation

Chuck Mitchell, MSK Commercial Realty

Chuck Mitchell, MSK Commercial Realty

Cristy Lawrence, P.E., Development Services Liaison, City of Savannah

Cristy Lawrence, P.E., Development Services Liaison, City of Savannah

Marjorie Young, President and CEO of Carriage TradePR, Inc.

Marjorie Young, President and CEO of Carriage TradePR, Inc.

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

Joe Marchese, President and CEO of Joe Marchese Commercial Construction

Joe Marchese, President and CEO of Joe Marchese Commercial Construction

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

Marjorie Young and Gary Johnson

Marjorie Young and Gary Johnson

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

SCORE State of Small Business 2014

Bea Wray and Charisse Bennett from the Creative Coast

Bea Wray and Charisse Bennett from the Creative Coast Savannah

Wright Security Systems President and CEO, Noel Wright III and his son, Andrew Wright

Wright Security Systems President and CEO, Noel Wright III and his son, Andrew Wright

SCORE/SBDC 3rd Annual Speed Mentoring Seminar

Our sponsors, Wells Fargo Bank and Savannah Morning News join us in inviting you to attend this premier business event on May 27, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, Ga. from 8:00 to 1:00. Registration and table options begin at 8:00, accompanied by a great breakfast and followed by our fast paced program from 8:30 to 1:00, with a lunch and guest speaker.

Speed mentoring allows attendees to meet face to face with several of our top subject matter experts for 25 minute sessions. If your problem is deciding which of the topics to select, have no fear because each attendee will depart with a tip sheet from each of the ten experts on ideas you can put to use in your business immediately. After the round table discussions,participants can enjoy lunch and hear Bea Wray, Executive Director of the Creative Coast entertain us with a spirited talk on “Raising the Bar”.
Here’s why you should attend—your business is calling.

*Ernestine Murray, SCORE Mentor TOPIC: Building Your Business One Sale at a Time *Connie Edwards, Business Consultant, SBDC TOPIC: Creating and Building a Winning Business Plan *Ken Zapp,PhD, Business Teacher and Analyst, Professor and SCORE Mentor TOPIC: Cash Flow, Your Business Lifeblood *Noah Yaughn, Owner, Arc Media Group, Savannah TOPIC: The Increasing Value of Social Media Marketing *Kyle Hensel, Area Director, SBDC TOPIC: Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) *Diana Morrison, President, Advertising and Specialty Services TOPIC: Customer Relations, Turning Customers into Clients *Marjorie Young, President, Carriage Trade PR, Past President SCORE Savannah TOPIC: The Power of Public Relations *Rue Reynolds, Owner, Barks-Upscale Pet Boarding TOPIC: Ask a Successful New Entrepreneur *Stacy Jennings, Marketing Director, Savannah Morning News TOPIC: How to Advertise Like a Pro *Stephen George, Vice-President, SBDC TOPIC: Finding the Money

Register ASAP as spaces are filling rapidly. In your business, quality is not expensive—it is priceless. Consider this— VISION to see; FAITH to believe; COURAGE to do. This SCORE/SBDC seminar will address the first two points. The last one is yours.

ABOUT SCORE:
SCORE is a non-profit organization funded by government grants and private donations. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and small business counseling. SCORE members volunteer their time and considerable business expertise to help coach the next generation of entrepreneurs. SCORE boasts 370 chapters and 13,000 members nationwide. The SCORE office is located at 111 Liberty Street in Savannah, GA. Website, www.savannah.score.org. 912-652-4335.