SCORE Palooza 2012

Tuesday August 14, 2012
8:00am to 3:30pm CST

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Parking & Room Reservations
Special Hilton Parking Rate: $15.00

Stay at the Hilton Riverside and take advantage of the SCORE Palooza group rate! Call 1-800-445-8667 using group code SANC.

If you have questions prior to registration opening, please contact:

Kristin Berkery
The SCORE Foundation

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SCORE Palooza is a day of FREE education workshops and peer-to-peer networking for small business owners looking to start a business or improve and grow their business!  

Choose Your Sessions

Track 1: Start Your Business
Have a great idea for a business, but aren’t sure how to start?  Ready to get off the ground, but need some direction?  

This five-session workshop series will help you determine whether or not to take the next step with your business idea, and what tools you will need throughout that process.  

You will participate in five interactive sessions to determine: 

  • Start-up Basics

  • Your Business Idea

  • Marketing Your Business

  • Financial Matters

  • Funding and Next Steps

Track 2: Grow Your Business
Looking to take the next step in your business? Need help managing your growth?  Attend five high-powered, informative breakout sessions presented multiple times throughout the day to get your questions answered and to learn how you can improve your business.

  • Access to Capital with E.C. Coffey, U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Attracting Customers Online with Jay Bean, Deluxe Corporation and Dan Garfield, OrangeSoda, a subsidiary of Deluxe Corporation

  • Engagement Marketing: How Small Business Wins in a Socially Connected World with Ron Cates, Constant Contact

  • Managing Cash Flow with Christian Edvardsen, VISA

  • SMART Expansion for Your Business 
    with Bill Morrow, Regus

Keynote Panel
The 2012 Keynote Panel will be an energetic and informative discussion by small business’ leading experts about how you can benefit from today’s trends and what pitfalls to avoid during these economic times.  The panel speakers will be:

  • Ron Cates
    Development Director, Southwest Region, Constant Contact

  • Michael Hecht
    President and CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

  • Rieva Lesonsky
    President, GrowBiz Media and former Editor, Entrepreneur Magazine 

  • Brian Moran
    Entrepreneur and former Executive Director, The Wall Street Journal

Registration includes lunch.

Partner Showcase
Meet face-to-face with SCORE mentors and representatives from industry leaders during the day-long Partner Showcase.  Learn about how their tools can help you succeed. 

Schedule of Events

Registration / Continental Breakfast 8:00am - 9:00am
Opening General Session/ Welcome Address    9:00am - 9:15am
Session 1  9:30am - 10:15am
Break / Partner Showcase 10:15am - 10:25am
Session 2  10:30am - 11:15am
Break/Partner Showcase 11:15am - 11:25am
Session 3 11:30pm - 12:15pm
Lunch and Keynote Panel 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Session 4 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Break/Partner Showcase 2:30pm - 2:40pm
Session 5 2:45pm - 3:30pm


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By registering for this event, you agree to have your contact information shared with SCORE and SCORE Resource Partners for potential future communications.