(SARASOTA, Fla., June 20, 2017) Crowdfunding can be used to fund a startup, and it has raised billions of dollars to launch great product ideas. Local entrepreneurs can learn how to use it at “How to Be Successful Raising Money by Crowdfunding,” a June 27 event at Manatee Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West, Bradenton.
Presenter John Montelione, CEO and founder of J-Tech Investments, will cover the ingredients of a successful crowdfunding project and how to launch one. Montelione is a startup consultant who has extensive experience in developing strategic business plans and launching innovative products in the healthcare, intelligence and security markets.
This is the second in a Success Strategies for Business Owners summer series sponsored by Manasota SCORE, Manatee County Public Library Information Services, and Manatee County Economic Development Division. Refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Central Library.
This event, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., is free, but sponsors request online registration. Registration is available at manasota.score.org.
About Manasota SCORE
SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization, started in 1964. SCORE’s more than 300 chapters have over 10,000 volunteer 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 nearly 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, 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.
About the Manatee County Public Library System
The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and 2013 “Library Innovation” winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of its resources over 3.9 million times (a record high). Downloads of their digital ebook/eaudio/movies have continued to double each year, while technical training and computer assistance were up 16%. The 47,000 customers who attended their wide variety of informational and educational programs and events reflect an increase of 130% since 2006. For more information, call Downtown Library at (941) 748-5555, ext. 6307. For more information on Manatee County Public Library System, visit mymanatee.org/library, follow them at facebook.com/MCPLS or twitter and instragram @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit mymanatee.org, facebook.com/manatee.county.fl or twitter @ManateeGov
About Manatee County Economic Development Division
Manatee County Economic Development Division helps businesses with site selection, permitting, rapid response, impact fees and access to a variety of federal, state and local economic incentives. For more information call 941-749-3029 or visit mymanatee.org
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