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 80 volunteers to assist you with your business problem solving. We offer Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues. 

 

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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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September 28: Boom! Take Your Business to the Next Level Using Webinars, Podcasts, Live Streaming and Beyond

September 28, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Take your business to the next level using powerful, affordable, yet easy-to-use digital tools.

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Financial Series - Can I Make Money? Building A Financial Forecast

September 29, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

Before using your hard-earned cash to start a new business, buy a business or improve your existing business it helps to know if putting your cash in the bank would reap better...

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October 5: Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime- 2021-22 Cybersecurity Updates

October 5, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Cybersecurity experts will discuss the latest overview on scams and fraud challenges which we are facing in the United States.

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Fine Tuning Your Business - Effective Networking Skills To Grow Your Business

October 6, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

In this interactive session, the focus will be on the opportunity to build and deepen the relationships we have by understanding and implementing the techniques of strategic...

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October 7: Cultivating a Work from Anywhere Culture in Your Business

October 7, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Businesses are facing new employee expectations for a “work from anywhere” culture.  The right technology is essential for this to be possible.

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October 12: DIY Video Engagement Tactics That Work

October 12, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Key do-it-yourself video engagement strategies to AMPLIFY your impact. Learn why video marketing matters, and much more.

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Fine Tuning Your Business - Branding

October 13, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

Your Branding Image is a visual, interactive instrument of communication. Does your profile accurately portray you and your business?

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October 14: Generating Sales Opportunities via Text Message Marketing

October 14, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

You'll learn how to execute your own text message marketing campaigns through strategies, tactics, and technology that can be implemented today.

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Fine Tuning Your Business - BMC

October 20, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

The 9 building blocks for your business is also known as The Business Model Canvas (BMC).

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October 21: Starting an E-Commerce Business from Scratch on Shopify

October 21, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Tips and tricks for building your business on the Shopify platform, sourcing, brand building, and more!

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Blog

New Business Formations Skyrocketed in 2020 During COVID

New Business Formations skyrocketed in 2020 during COVID and this new high level continues into 2021. Since 2014 the monthly data has averaged 250,000 but in July of 2020 this... Read more

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Digitally Transform Your Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Why should small businesses accelerate their digital transformation during the coronavirus pandemic or any down time? Read more

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How to get a Small Business Administration (SBA) Sponsored Loan

The SBA guarantees certain small business loans facilitating getting you the needed funds to purchase a small business or to grow it. Learn who qualifies to apply and receive 7(a... Read more