Manasota SCORE can help your small business!

Live your dream. Manasota SCORE can help. You don't have to go it alone...

The Manasota Chapter of SCORE covers Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida and has over 60 volunteers locally to assist you with Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues.  We are a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. We are small business experts and have been helping people fulfill their dreams since 1964. Our chapter is part of an organization of over 10,500 volunteers with 389 offices across the nation.


How We Can Help Your Small Business

We provide a number of Manasota SCORE offers business helpworkshops during the year to assist with business startup, business management or growth and business promotions.  If you are early in your planning work to start a new business, we recommend you start with our Simple Steps Workshops and begin working with a mentor after workshop 2.

We also provide FREE MENTORING at a number of locations in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. If you operate a business now OR have already done a lot of planning your startup, click on the Mentoring tab and sign up NOW!

NEW!  Podcasts from Manasota SCORE

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

Available on iTunes (Podcasts - Been There, Done That!) or

direct webpage access. -> Been There, Done That!


For more info please visit:

  • About Our Workshops -  you'll find a complete description of our workshops, and get the background and overview as to how the workshops can help you in all your decisions as you get ready to launch your new business.
  • Free Mentoring - You can request a mentor via our website our contacting our office.
  • Office Locations - has the location, a map, and phone numbers of all our counseling offices


Veteran Fast Launch Initiative

Manasota SCORE and the SCORE Foundation, in partnership with major corporations, is pleased to offer the new "Veteran Fast Launch" initiative which provides mentoring, tools and training to military and their families

The new program is a package of training scholarships, free software and services combined with SCORE's mentoring program and special SBA loan programs in order to help accelerate the ability of veterans and their families to start and succeed as small business owners.