SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County and Manasota SCORE are teaming up to present a workshop aimed at helping anyone interested in opening a business or making changes to their existing business.
The free workshop, “Doing Business: Sarasota County,” is designed to provide an overview of services and information on business regulatory guidelines. A panel presentation will include experts from the Sarasota County Tax Collector’s Office, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and staff from the county’s planning and development, procurement and utilities departments.
Representatives will provide answers to questions about building permits; occupancy; health and fire; environmental regulations; tax requirements; land use and development; and state regulatory and licensing information. You will also learn about Sarasota County’s procurement process and how your business can sell goods and services to the county.
The workshop will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. A live video feed of the event will also be shown at Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. Questions will be taken from the audience at both locations, and refreshments will be provided at both by the Friends of the Selby Public Library and the Friends of the Jacaranda Library.
The workshop is sponsored by Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, the Sarasota County Office of Business and Economic Development and Manasota SCORE.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.