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Contest: Win One Year of Expert Marketing Help
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Jump Start Your Marketing with Project Rev

The Deluxe Corporation & SCORE Launch Project Rev

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About
: Brought to you by the Deluxe Corporation and SCORE, Project Rev is a yearlong program  to help 10 entrepreneurs  jump start their small business marketing efforts.

Prize: Winners will get personalized mentoring from a SCORE counselor to help them succeed. They will also have access to best-in-class marketing expertise, a range of small business marketing tools and services and one year of marketing sponsorship to take their businesses to the next level. The customized marketing support, valued at up to $5,000 could include:

  • Market plan development
  • Web site design, hosting
  • Search engine optimization
  • E-mail marketing
  • Promotional products
  • Logo design
  • Print marketing support
  • Market research insight
  • Public relations mentorship

Winners will also share their experiences and results through video, social media, speaking engagements and on www.projectrev.com. Their stories will help other small businesses discover what works.

Apply: Register at www.projectrev.com

Deadline: May 4, 2010

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Social Networking: Free Marketing for Your Biz
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Use Social Media to Promote Your Biz

Are you a social media enthusiast? It seems most people are either “all in or all out.” Used wisely, social networks afford the opportunity to connect with target markets in a very effective way. The best part? It’s free!

Social networking is not only enjoyable but it can have a direct impact on business bottom lines if used correctly. People enjoy getting to know the person behind the brand. Once they have a sense of who you are, they become much more receptive to your business information.

The number one complaint among the uninitiated? “I don’t have the time.” There are numerous  resources available to minimize time spent online. Sites like Ping.fm allow updates to be delivered to all sites with one entry. Hootsuite and Tweetlater allow you to “preload” messages in advance. I encourage you to get out there and experiment. You could create dollars from thin air!

Joyce Bone, SCORE Guest Blogger
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