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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September 29: 2022 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

September 29, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Learn what actions you can take to favorably impact your 2022 tax bill and what federal changes you should be aware of so you know what tax breaks apply to you.

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Why Consider Franchising?

October 5, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Why Consider Franchising?

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October 11: Cybersecurity 101 - How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats

October 11, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to identify cybersecurity threats and steps you can take to protect your small business.

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October 12: Help Businesses Increase Holiday Sales with Google Tools

October 12, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to use Google tools like Google Business Profile and Google Merchant Center to drive sales during the holiday season.

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The Value Proposition --- your business success starts here

October 12, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

The Value Proposition --- your business success starts here

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Get Your Local Business On Google Search And Maps In Time For The Holiday Seaso

October 19, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Grow with Google Bootcamp Series Part 3 - Get Your Local Business On Google Search And Maps In Time For The Holiday Season

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October 19: Do You Have What it Takes to Run a Business? Step-by-Step Self-Assessment Workshop

October 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Successful entrepreneurs have several things in common. In this webinar, you will learn what those qualities are, which ones you have and which ones to develop.

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October 20: Starting a Business – Real Stories and Knowledge Exchange from Women Entrepreneurs

October 20, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month, we have invited business owners and SCORE mentors to share their journeys and answer your questions.

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How to leverage LinkedIn to create more opportunities in just 15 minutes a day

October 26, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

How to leverage LinkedIn to create more opportunities in just 15 minutes a day

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October 27: What You Need to Know Before Moving Forward With Your Business Idea

October 27, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Are you ready to start a business? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to build a foundation of skills, experience, and support necessary to run a business.

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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

Template

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