Join The SCORE Foundation and wish SCORE a Happy 45th Anniversary

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SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business celebrates 45 years of serving small business in America this year. As part of that celebration, The SCORE Foundation has sponsored a 45 in 45 Campaign to honor SCORE and its 12,000 volunteer counselors and the 8.5 million small businesses served over the years. Anyone can become involved and make a 45th Anniversary gift to support SCORE through the secure online donation section of the SCORE Foundation website - http://www.scorefoundation.org.

Counselors to America's Small Business

SCORE celebrates 45 years of volunteer service to help small businesses nationwide start up, grow and succeed. This year, SCORE reached a new milestone, helping 8.5 million clients since 1964. Nationally, SCORE offers free and confidential business mentoring and low-cost workshops to more than 350,000 people each year. You can honor this great organization by making a 45th Anniversary gift to The SCORE Foundation at The SCORE Foundation 45 in 45 Anniversary Gift Program.

SCORE provides a tremendous value to America's economy. SCORE helps create more than 25,000 new jobs each year, based on an impact study of SBA Entrepreneurship Education resources. One in seven clients creates a new job. SCORE also helped create 19,732 new small businesses in 2007, according to an SBA report sent to Congress.

SCORE and SCORE Foundation CEO Ken Yancey says, "SCORE helps small business owners start up, stay in business and keep Americans employed. SCORE has a proven track record of both creating and saving jobs by improving small business survival rates and accelerating small business formation." Yancey adds, "SCORE celebrates volunteer service to the small business community. Our 45th anniversary focuses on the valuable contribution that volunteers make to local entrepreneurs with mentoring and advice that meets their business needs."

To help small businesses during the recession, SCORE launched the "Accelerate Your Success" Campaign. Each month, SCORE offers a new online toolkit with special articles, templates, podcasts and workshops at Accelerate Your Success. Topics have included sales, management, marketing and growth. In addition, many SCORE offices across the country offer special training and workshops focused on recession topics.

About The SCORE Foundation: The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at http://www.scorefoundation.org.

About SCORE: Since 1964, SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" has helped more than 8.4 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 11,200 volunteer business counselors in 370 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.

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