Live your dream. SCORE Manasota can help. You do not have to go it alone...

The Manasota Chapter of SCORE covers Sarasota and Manatee counties on the west coast of Florida. We have over 75 volunteers to assist you with your business problem solving. We offer Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues. We are committed to achieving inclusion and diversity among our volunteers, staff, and Board to better serve our clients.

 

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Free Mentoring

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Mentoring can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

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Local Workshops and Meet Up groups

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops and Meet Up groups that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

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Free Resources

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

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November 30: Work Smarter, Not Harder - How to Systematically DO the Highest Value Activities in Your Business

November 30, 2021, 1:00pm EST

In the face of competing demands for your time and attention, we’ll bottom line the way to actually DO “working smarter”.

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Identifying Your Prospective Customers and Targeting Them!

December 1, 2021, 12:00pm EST

This presentation will introduce you to the various ways you can develop an effective and meaningful prospective customer profile for either your existing or conceptual business.

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December 2: Win Customers With Your Website

December 2, 2021, 1:00pm EST

Learn the critical role your website plays in your online marketing strategy and how to get everything working together to achieve your goals.

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December 7: What’s Next for Small Businesses as Covid Capital Relief Funds Wind Down?

December 7, 2021, 1:00pm EST

This webinar will cover information you need to know about the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Relief program and other resources.

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Digital Marketing Channels for Small Business

December 8, 2021, 12:00pm EST

Having identified your value proposition and USP and defined your target customers.

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December 9: Conversion-Boosting Strategies: Simple Changes that Can Help Grow Online Sales

December 9, 2021, 1:00pm EST

Common reasons customers abandon carts and simple, strategic changes you can make – including user experience tips, returns solutions and more.

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December 14: The New Must Have Marketing Strategy For 2022

December 14, 2021, 1:00pm EST

2022 will bring in some fundamental changes to the way we market our products and services, requiring us to adjust strategies, campaigns, and budget.

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Using LinkedIn to Build Your Network

December 15, 2021, 12:00pm EST

This presentation will refine your LinkedIn presence and show you how to expand your reach.

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December 16: Google My Business for Home-Based Business Owners - Get Found Without Using Your Home Address

December 16, 2021, 1:00pm EST

This session is tailored to the unique needs of entrepreneurs who do not have a storefront but want to capitalize on the benefits of Google search.

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December 28: Critical Questions & Information Needed to Do Proper Business Planning

December 28, 2021, 1:00pm EST

Starting a business is a tough decision and needs proper planning. We'll cover the essentials of creating a business plan through a simple step-by-step process.

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In The News

SCORE Manasota Volunteer of the Year 2021

Jon Stuart - SCORE Manasota Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient. Learn More about Jon and Volunteering with SCORE Read more

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Business Model Canvas (BMC)

A business plan on one page that is essential for the understanding of your company's successful operations. Must have for all small businesses! Read more

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Fine Tuning Your Business - Selling and Buying a Business

Sooner or later, every business owner will confront the issue of what to do with their business. As growth accelerates and the owner builds equity, the exiting process increases... Read more