Category Archives: Kitsap SCORE Client

The Importance of Proofreading

Eats Shoots and Leaves vs. Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

What a difference one comma can make in terms of readability and even meaning.

The above is the title of Lynne Truss’ book about grammar. Like many people, I am on social media, and notice misspellings and typographical errors. I don’t actually correct these errors, as I understand that people often dictate posts and messages into their phones. It does seem to me, though, that proofreading has fallen on hard times. Using my own skills, I attempt to help when appropriate.

Naturally, I proofread my own papers when in school, and even other classmates’ writing occasionally. The first time I remember realizing this is my particular skill is in college. If only I’d been on the college yearbook staff!

In my current nostalgia, brought about by remembering happy times before COVID-19 lockdowns, I’ve revisited college yearbooks and unfortunately noticed many errors. I even took to marking corrections in my old yearbooks. After so many years, it wouldn’t hurt anyone, right? Continue reading

SCORE invites you to participate in our new #SCOREstory social media campaign.

business people huddle for celebrationSCORE celebrates your small business success, and we want to share your story to help inspire others.

By spreading the word about SCORE through your own social networks, you will help other entrepreneurs to learn about our free, expert mentoring and educational programming, all of which are designed to help small business owners achieve their dreams.

There are several potential benefits to you for participating in this campaign:

  1. Your post may be shared on SCORE National’s social media pages (with a combined following of approximately 100,000 people).
  2. You may be contacted to expand your story for use on, which has more than 200,000 unique users each month.
  3. Your company may be profiled in SCORE national marketing and press that can reach millions of people.
  4. You may be featured in local chapter marketing, where your name, logo, and website would be shared with thousands of potential new customers.

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When advertising, think about the context.

Have you ever read a magazine or newspaper while waiting for a haircut, dental exam, or car repair? A Kitsap SCORE client is offering an alternative choice for local advertisers. Here’s his message…

tidbits-mags.pngWelcome to Tidbits — “The Neatest Little Paper Read” — locally owned and operated.

Tidbits is an affordable way to tell the folks who eat, shop, work and play in the greater Kitsap County area about your business!

Your ad will be visible in 290 + points of distribution from one end of the county to the other. Available in restaurants, fast food places, medical and dental offices, hair and nail salons, markets, quick lubes, tire stores, repair shops, hotels – any place where people have to wait and want to be entertained.

You can have an exclusive spot on the front page and beat the competition once again! Act quickly to join this exclusive club of only 9 of Kitsap’s best advertisers. Continue reading

A note from Adam Smith, brand strategist.

I believe many small business owners are just one or two good ideas away from growing their business. Could it be that simple for you and your business?

Adam SmithI’m Adam, and I started a small branding agency called Blue Creations. My mission is to provide small business owners with the promotional marketing tools they need to attract, engage, and retain more customers. I specialize in brand strategy, creative design, and digital design services. On average, I can help small business owners increase their sales revenue by 15% or more.

How do I do it? It’s not magic. I use the tried and true business practices taught in MBA programs mixed with 20 years of experience in sales and management. Plus, I’m a creative individual, and I can usually look at problems from multiple perspectives and solve them. Since 2004, every business I’ve managed has increased their sales revenue within the first 90 days. This business experience combined with my design talent allow me to find solutions that will grow your business.

As a way to build connections with fellow business leaders, I offer a FREE 1-hour initial consultation. We can talk about any problem you have and potential solutions with no commitment necessary.

If you’d like to learn more about me and my services, please visit my website at

Sincerely yours,

Adam Smith
Blue Creations

Adam is a Kitsap SCORE client. We invited him to send us this message so we could share it with you. Please send us your story…