(SARASOTA, Fla., August 6, 2014) A business education podcast series produced by Manasota SCORE is now being made available through the national SCORE website (www.score.org), which receives about 250,000 unique visitors each month.
Dennis Zink, current chapter chair of Manasota SCORE, is creator and host of the SCORE Small Business Success podcast series, Been There, Done That! with Dennis Zink. Co-host and audio engineer Fred Dunayer, who is also a Manasota SCORE mentor, has been reformatting the podcasts and helping to migrate them to the national SCORE website.
“As the series receives this national exposure, it will extend our chapter’s reach and impact,” Zink said. The syndicated series is being distributed and promoted to 320 SCORE offices, over 11,000 certified SCORE mentors, and hundreds of thousands of SCORE clients throughout the United States.
SCORE’s national Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Bridget Weston Pollack, met with the local podcast developers when she was in Sarasota for Manasota SCORE’s Annual Awards Luncheon in February. “SCORE is working with the Manasota SCORE chapter to provide relevant, helpful information for small businesses in the channels that appeal to them,” Pollack said. “Podcasts are a great way for entrepreneurs to multitask and get great info while still working on their business.”
The podcasts offer an opportunity for increased financial support for Manasota SCORE’s business education services and for national SCORE programs. Zink explained, “The podcast series is available for sponsors wanting to reach this highly targeted and desirable market, and sponsor revenue will be split between the local chapter and national SCORE.”
Been There, Done That! offers business education through 30-minute interviews with business leaders on topics that will be helpful for those who want to start or grow a business. The podcasts can be accessed through the Manasota SCORE website (www.manasota.score.org), iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and now through the national SCORE website.
SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization started in 1964. SCORE has 320 chapters, over 11,000 mentors, seasoned 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 over 40 volunteers providing education and mentoring services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The organization conducts two sets of workshops on an on-going basis: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business, and Specialized Workshops. They also host the Success Strategies for Business Owners and 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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