The series begins with an introductory session, offered on August 15 and April 22. This free workshop presents information on business structures and critical success factors, and an introduction to a one-page business canvas (a flexible business plan overview) that the remainder of the workshops will cover in-depth.
The four building block workshops, which cost $25 each, are being offered in a 25% discounted package, for a $75 fee, to anyone who signs up and pays for all four sessions by August 29.
These building block workshops provide information essential to developing a business along with guidance from SCORE volunteer mentors on using the business canvas to explore and improve a business idea. The workshops are: Your Business Concept (August 29), Marketing Plan (September 12), Financial Projections (September 26), and Key Partners & Funding Sources (October 17). SCORE volunteers are available for free one-on-one business mentoring for workshop participants between sessions, as they are for anyone starting or managing a business.
A final session will be scheduled to give attendees an opportunity to practice pitching their 1-page business canvas to a panel of SCORE experts who will offer feedback and business coaching.
The workshops in this series will be held at a slightly earlier time, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 1331 First St., Sarasota, FL 34236.
For registration and additional information, visit www.manasota.score.org/localworkshops.
About Manasota SCORE
SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization, started in 1964, that has over 11,000 members, retired and active 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 70 volunteers providing education and mentoring services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The organization conducts business startup and development workshops and hosts Success Strategies for Business Owners MeetUp sessions. They also provide online resources, including business templates, study courses in English and Spanish, and podcasts. For more information or to contact Manasota SCORE, call 941.955.1029 or visit www.manasota.score.org.
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