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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January 18: Business Bookkeeping Basics

January 18, 2022, 1:00pm EST

This educational webinar will explain the bookkeeping process so you can begin keeping track of your finances and move your business forward.

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New Year, New Business Series – Part 3 of 5 – Hot Franchises for 2022

January 19, 2022, 12:00pm EST

New Year, New Business Series – Part 3 of 5 – Hot Franchises for 2022

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January 20: 10 Key Steps to Grow Your Solo Business

January 20, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Grow your solo business into a profitable brand that will enable you to live the life you want to live.

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New Year, New Business Series – Part 4 of 5 – Estimating Startup Expenses

January 26, 2022, 12:00pm EST

New Year, New Business Series – Part 4 of 5 – Estimating Startup Expenses

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New Year, New Business Series – Part 5 of 5 - Choosing the Right Business Type

January 27, 2022, 12:00pm EST

New Year, New Business Series – Part 5 of 5 - Choosing the Right Business Type – An Attorney Weighs In

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January 27: Getting the Most Out of a SCORE Mentorship to Help Your Business Soar

January 27, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Insights from SCORE mentor and mentee regarding mentorship, best practices for working with and becoming a mentor, and real-life challenge and success stories.

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February 3: Ask the CPA 2022 - Tax Advice for Your Small Business

February 3, 2022, 1:00pm EST

The hour will be dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns and offer tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

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February 10: The 7 Secrets to Mastering Your Sales Pitch

February 10, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Engineer your sales pitch to ensure your value proposition is delivered to your customer every time, shorten sales cycle, and increase sales close rates.

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February 15: Grow Your Business Brand by Becoming a Self-Published Author

February 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

By becoming a self-published author, you can bring attention to your brand, grow your business success, and be seen as an authority in your industry.

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February 22: Keys to a Successful Black Owned Business Startup

February 22, 2022, 1:00pm EST

If you're an entrepreneur with a good idea, join our live webinar to learn how to plan your start up business and succeed in your industry.

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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