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Groupon and SCORE Unite to Help Small Businesses



  Groupon and SCORE Unite to Help Small Businesses

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 20, 2012

Today Groupon (http://www.groupon.com) (NASDAQ: GRPN) announced a partnership
with SCORE (http://www.score.org), a nonprofit association dedicated to
encouraging the formation, growth and success of small businesses. As part of
the new alliance, Groupon and SCORE have developed a series of online
educational resources about customer acquisition, retention and marketing for
small businesses.

“Joining forces with SCORE is a great way for Groupon to help small businesses
grow and become more successful,” said Sanjay Gupta, VP of Merchant Marketing,
Groupon. “Given SCORE’s thousands of daily interactions with local businesses,
we’re able to reach and impact a wide cross section of merchants.”

SCORE and Groupon have begun work on a pragmatic toolkit, which will serve as
a resource for small businesses starting out or looking to grow. The toolkit
will contain an e-guide on multiple topics of interest to small businesses
across all industries, including hospitality and health and beauty. The
educational toolkit will reside on SCORE’s website
(http://www.score.org/groupon-toolkit) and Groupon’s merchant blog
(https://www.grouponworks.com/merchant-blog/) - a dedicated a resource
offering tips and best practices to help local merchants grow their
businesses.

“We’re thrilled to have to the opportunity to align ourselves with Groupon,
which has worked with hundreds of thousands of local businesses around the
world,” said Ken Yancey, CEO, SCORE. “Their innovative merchant products and
services and knowledge of marketing best practices are huge assets to our
network of small business owners and volunteer mentors.”

SCORE and Groupon will collaborate on research and development, seminars and
merchant workshops geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy
for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at
unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world
by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including
customizable deal campaigns, credit card payments processing capabilities and
point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their
operations more effectively. By leveraging the company’s global relationships
and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat,
see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon, shoppers discover the best a
city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways,
and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and
more with Groupon Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit
www.Groupon.com. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how
to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.

About SCORE

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each
year SCORE helps launch 58,000 new businesses and create 71,000 jobs. SCORE
provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and
growing small businesses annually. For more information about starting or
operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest
you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at
www.facebook.com/SCOREFans and www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors.

Contact:

Groupon
Nick Halliwell, 312.999.3806
nhalliwell@groupon.com
or
SCORE
Shalini Karnani, 800-634-0245
media@score.org
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