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Contest: Pitch Your Biz
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Burger King, CNN, FedEx, GE, Hyatt, HP, IHOP, Microsoft, MTV…

What do all these companies have in common?
They all started during economic slumps. A few weeks ago I discussed starting your business in a recession. These companies are proof that it’s possible to not only survive a recession, but position yourself to thrive when the economy improves.

Women_2.0_ContestIf you’re looking for a little help in getting your business off the ground, check out the Pitch 2009: Women 2.0 Startup Competition. According to the Web site, the goal of the organization is to “encourage entrepreneurial women to launch startups and, with feedback from the judging panel of investors and experienced executives, take their businesses to the next level.” What a great concept!

mentor_sitting_deskFor FREE help developing your pitch, contact SCORE today. You can visit a SCORE office near you (Find SCORE) or email a mentor in your industry (Ask SCORE).

Also, be sure to visit February’s resource page and check out the Accelerate Your Success campaign.

For more help on developing your business pitch, read Exclusive Tips to a Good Pitch from entrepreneurial expert and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki.

With determination and good advice, success is possible!

-Jacalyn Barnes, SCORE
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