(SARASOTA, Fla, September 25, 2013) Manasota SCORE opens the last 2013 Simple Steps for Starting Your Business workshop series with two free Startup Basics sessions on October 5 and October 19. This series is designed for people who are considering starting or purchasing a business.
The free Startup Basics session is an important introduction to the workshop series. It covers “What you need to understand before starting a new business,” including critical factors in achieving business success and the advantages and disadvantages of different business structures.
Workshops that complete the Starting Your Business series are: Your Business Concept (October 26), Marketing Plan (November 2), Financial Projections (November 9), and Funding Sources (November 16). These workshops cost $25 each.
All workshops in this series will be held on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. at ComCenter, 9040 Town Center, Lakewood Ranch. Financial Projections is a 4-hour session; all other sessions are 3 hours.
Attending the full series in sequence is recommended, although registration is open to any workshop. SCORE volunteers serve as workshop presenters, and volunteer mentors will be on hand to answer questions.
To register for Manasota SCORE workshops, or to request free mentoring assistance for small business development, please visit www.manasota.score.org.
Free mentoring by experienced professionals serving as SCORE volunteers is offered to anyone wishing to start up or grow an existing business.
SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization started in 1964. SCORE has over 12,000 members, retired business executives who donate their time providing education and mentoring services for people who are starting a new or growing an existing business.
Manasota SCORE has 40 volunteers providing education and mentoring services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The organization conducts three sets of workshops on an on-going basis: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, Grow Your Business!, and Specialized Workshops. They also provide a wide range of online courses in English and Spanish at www.manasota.score.org. To contact Manasota SCORE, visit the website or call 941.955.1029.
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