Bradenton, FL –Last year, more Americans became entrepreneurs than at any time in the last 15 years according to the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO). This month, Suncoast Community Capital invites anyone interested in starting a business in Manatee County to join this entrepreneur movement by attending an orientation for “Build-A-Business.” A FREE six-week seminar, Build-A-Business covers the basics of starting and managing a successful business. Participants will:
Anyone interested is strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session on Thursday, June 19 at 6:00 pm in SCC’s Enterprise Center (302 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, in Suites 307 & 308). Classes begin promptly at 6:00pm and meet for three hours on the following six Thursdays: June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 and August 7 with Graduation on August 14. The instructors also offer one-on-one counseling sessions to the students.
Funded in part by the Manatee County Community Development Block Grant program, this is the third class to be offered in Manatee County, with two more classes planned for this year. Build-A-Business classes are geared towards low- and moderate-income residents in Manatee County who reside in or plan to open a business in specific areas of the county. To register, or for more information about eligibility contact Suncoast Community Capital at (941) 744-2666 ext 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration packet.
ABOUT SUNCOAST COMMUNITY CAPITAL
Suncoast Community Capital works with people of low income to achieve financial stability in our community. Primarily focused in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, SCC was founded to develop the human capital of the residents and businesses in neighborhoods with high rates of promise but also poverty and unemployment. SCC has a variety of programs designed to help families and individuals in these neighborhoods prosper through employment, education and entrepreneurship.
One program focused on job readiness placed 70% of graduates in stable full-time employment and/or continuing education. Most recently, SCC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helped bring nearly half a million dollars back to the households that need money most through the no-cost preparation of tax returns for low income taxpayers. More information is at www.suncoastcc.com.