The free introductory session on April 11 presents information on business structures and critical success factors, and it introduces a one-page business canvas (a flexible business plan overview) that the remainder of the workshops 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 May 2.
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 (May 2), Marketing Plan (May 16), Financial Projections (June 6), and Key Partners & Funding Sources (June 20). 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 (at no cost) to give attendees the 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 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota, FL 34236.
For registration and additional information, visit www.manasota.score.org.
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 free, confidential mentoring services for people who are starting a new or growing an existing business.
Manasota SCORE has 80 volunteers providing education and mentoring services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The organization conducts business startup and development workshops and hosts CEO roundtables and Success Strategies for Business Owners MeetUp sessions. They also provide online resources, including business templates, webinars and podcasts. For more information or to contact Manasota SCORE, call 941.955.1029 or visit www.manasota.score.org.
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