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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July 7: Your Marketing Roadmap - Stop Selling and Start Educating

July 7, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 2 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the effectiveness of educating customers instead of trying to "sell" to them.

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July 12: Video Marketing Strategies That Generate Engagement and Leads

July 12, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to use video marketing strategies to generate customer engagement and new business leads.

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Starting a Business in FL

July 13, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Starting a Business in FL

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July 14: Ask an Expert - Retail Strategies that Address Supply Chain, Automated Technology, Social Commerce and More

July 14, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for an hour-long live Q&A led by retail expert Ritchie Sayner, who is dedicated to answering your retail questions.

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July 19: Ask an Expert - Solutions to the Challenges of Rural Business Ownership

July 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for this hour-long session solely dedicated to answering your questions about rural business ownership.

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How to Perform Insightful Market Research and Generate Free Client Lists

July 20, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

How to Perform Insightful Market Research and Generate Free Client Lists

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July 21: Small Business Cybersecurity and Scam Defense Strategy Update for 2022-2023

July 21, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Cyber experts will provide critical updates on how criminals are leveraging technological advancements to commit fraud and scams and how to protect your business.

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Grow Your Business with a SWOT Analysis

July 27, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Grow Your Business with a SWOT Analysis

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August 2: Your Marketing Roadmap - Content, Publicity and Personal Branding

August 2, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Part 3 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series will address how to integrate content marketing, publicity and personal branding to grow your business.

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Overview of SBA Programs and Services

August 3, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Overview of SBA Programs and Services

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Hairstylist Turned Full-Time CEO

My mentor, Rick, who had a previous business in manufacturing/trade, was the perfect SCORE mentor for my business. Personally not having a background in owning a business, Rick... 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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CA Law Firm Leverages SCORE to Mitigate Risk with New Channel

A California law firm implemented and executed a Google Ads campaign to bootstrap and scale its HOA legal practice in California and Florida. Read more