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 90 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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Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Interviews with business people providing the benefits of their experience on a variety of relevant topics. Read more


Business Resource Links

We've collected a number of handy resource links that will help you get your business off the ground. Read more


Business & Financial Planning Templates

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Read more

Jim Wolff
Commercial Energy Systems, LLC

SCORE mentor Pat Loftus helped Jim Wolff, the owner, refocus his business model and grow the company’s internal resources, doubling his equipment acquisitions and employee

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Annually the Manasota chapter chooses a SCORE company of the Year and highlights the winner with a published success story.  



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Jennifer Bade and Jennifer Gunter
Co-Owners, The Makers Market and Workshops

Having no previous business experience, we did not know where to start. We started with researching, and were directed toward SCORE for mentorship.

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Annualy, the Chapter also recognizes an Entreprenuer of the Year.  This years honoree was also selected as a finalist in the nation wide SCORE & Sam's Club competition.

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