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>>Holiday Marketing Twitter Chat for Small Businesses -- Nov. 24
The holiday season is here and we want to make sure you are prepared. So join us on November 24 at 1 pm ET along with Twitter, the CEO and President of GrowBiz Media Rieva Lesonsky and SCORE for a Twitter chat on holiday marketing ideas for small businesses. We’ll be sharing ideas and taking your questions via the hashtag #SmallGoesBig.
What: Holiday Marketing Twitter Chat for Small Businesses
When: November 24 at 1 p.m. ET
Who: @SBAgov@TwitterSmallBiz@Rieva and @SCOREMentors
Get Involved: Submit your questions and follow the conversation via #SmallGoesBig

>>5 Ways To Prepare for Small Business Saturday -- Nov. 29
November 29 is Small Business Saturday! That’s right, the day after Black Friday and before Cyber Monday is your chance to make a lasting impact in your community by encouraging shoppers to shop local. Here are five steps you can take to make it a big day for your small business. Read more here.

>>SBA and the USPS Present: The Power of Direct Mail -- Dec. 4
Think that direct mail is dead? Think again: According to a 2012 study by Exact Target magazine, 65% of consumers have made a purchase as the result of a Direct Mail piece. Join us Thursday, December 4 at 3 p.m. ET for a presentation, The Power of Direct Mail, to learn about: 
--Using Direct Mail to acquire new customers
--Using Direct Mail to retain existing customers
--The 40/40/20 rule and how it means more dollars for your company
--How Direct Mail amplifies your campaign by boosting your conversion rate

>>Online Course! How to Write a Business Plan
Do you need help with planning the road map for your small businesses start, growth and success? Learn the importance of business planning and the components of a business plan, and gain access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a solid business plan. Read more here.