In this session, which is open to all, Mats Bengtson, a Certified Franchise Specialist at FranNet and SCORE Certified Small Business Mentor, will discuss considerations for both independent and franchise ownership opportunities, as well as planning for business ownership and funding options. Co-presenter Lee Washington, Veterans Services Officer for Manatee County Government, will talk about business and franchise opportunities and County services available for veterans.
The Meetup is offered as part of a summer workshop series sponsored by Manasota SCORE, Manatee County Public Library Information Services, and Manatee County Economic Development Division.
The workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Manatee Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West, Bradenton, 34205. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Central Library. The event is free, but sponsors request online registration, 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, 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. For more information, call Downtown Library at (941) 748-5555 or visit mymanatee.org/library.
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