Begins November 1st
Bright House Small Business Month aims to bring shoppers and small businesses closer together. Join us by registering your small business to be showcased in our special Small Business website. Together we will encourage customers to stay local and support small businesses.
- First 500 receive $50 American Express® Card
- One Grand Prize winner will win One Free Year of Service
register now or go to http://smallbizmonth.brighthouse.com/Register
Being part of Bright House Networks Small Business Month has its incentives.
The first 500 businesses to register will receive a $50 American Express® Gift Card. However, one lucky business will be selected at random to win the grand prize - One Year of Free Services from Bright House Networks Business Solutions (up to $1,000/month for 12 months).
The Chamber and SCORE, the national nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses grow through one-on-one counseling and education, once again teamed up to help local businesses by offering “Business Excellence Boot Camp Plus”. The five week interactive Boot Camp provided business
The topics included:
- Knowing your business and creating an actionable plan for growth
- Supercharging your marketing and sales strategies
- Optimizing your financial planning and management to optimize revenues
- Providing the best overall customer service
Inaugural Business Boot Camp Plus Participants Back Row L to R: Mark Boos, David Fowler, Steven Nobile, Irina Samurin, Tom Helman Front Row L to R: Melissa Cousley, Cindy Dalecki, Julie Guimond, John Rothwell, Samuel Ayodele, Ryan Campbell Not pictured: Trish Giaccone, Renee Rothwell, Tatyana Kalmukova
The Boot Camp met five consecutive Wednesday evenings at the Chamber starting on April 23rd and finishing on May 21st. The program was led by SCORE mentors, who shared their practical experience in business counseling leadership and management. These mentors are part of SCORE’s Flagler/Volusia Chapter.
" This Boot Camp was amazing. I have learned so much. I was almost afraid to talk about some things in my business and the people from SCORE made it easy & invited us to come to thier office fro individual help. This Boot Camp gave me so much & I am excited about the future for my business.
Julie Guimond - Owner, Sensible Water Solutions, LLC.
After starting small, DeLand company enjoying national exposure
DELAND — When singers Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and the Black Eyed Peas held up their Vevo Certified Awards for millions of online fans, they displayed an award designed and made in DeLand at Inspired Bronze.
“(Vevo) found us on Google. That just justified our efforts in building a quality website since most of our new business is by word-of-mouth and the Internet,” said Jackie Ramieri, co-owner of the small company along with sculptor and artist husband Matt Ramieri.
Celebrating 50 Years of Helping Small Businesses
The celebration of our 50th anniversary continues with this week's video of Leslie Crews, our 2013 SCORE Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award winner. Leslie and her SCORE mentor share more than an alma mater
At some point in their lives, just about everyone has had a thought about starting or owning their own business. The idea of being your own boss, and in control of your future success, has been a dream for many of us.
SCORE’s main mission is to help people who want to start or own a small business. We provide assistance and counseling to thousands of people each year to help them determine if their business idea is feasible and worth pursuing.
We encourage you to pursue your dream to own a small business and we stand ready to help you achieve that dream. Our role is to serve as your experienced business adviser & our services are both free and totally confidential. Plus, an SBA study shows that businesses counseled by SCORE have a substantially higher success rate.
Owning your own business can certainly be rewarding in many ways but it can also present difficult challenges. In today’s business climate the problems that you face can be numerous and complex. The solutions are not always self evident, and you need someone you can turn to for objective and confidential advice-someone who has walked in your shoes. SCORE’s core mission is to help you succeed and we are here to help you and an SBA study shows that businesses counseled by SCORE have a substantially higher survival rate.