“Boosting Your Bottom Line Through Networking in a Digital World” is the focus of a free Success Strategies for Business Owners Meetup which will be held on December 5 at two Sarasota County libraries.
Presenter Andrea Nierenberg will share practical networking and communication skills that can help a business attract and retain customers and clients, to positively impact profitability. Participants will learn about utilizing technology to build a network across the globe. Topics will include 7 Rules of Networking, 5 Every Day Drivers of Networking Success, and The Networking Tool Kit.
“The opposite of networking is NOT working,” Nierenberg says. “You can learn from, give something to or be a resource for every person you meet.”
Nierenberg is founder and president of Nierenburg Consulting Group and a SCORE mentor. The author of five business books, she has been quoted and featured in major national publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, which described her as “a networking success story.” This leader in sales and marketing has worked with Saks Fifth Avenue, Avon Products, and Macmillan Publishing, and she has appeared on Time Warner’s Fortune Business Report and PBS/The Business Channel.
The program is sponsored by SCORE Manasota, Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, and Sarasota County Economic Development. The speaker will be at Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, and the presentation will be available via live feed at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.
The Meetup is open to the public and offered free of charge, but registration is requested. Register to attend at either location at https://manasota.score.org.
For additional information, contact Manasota SCORE at 941.955.1029.
About Manasota SCORE: SCORE Manasota is a local chapter of SCORE. Over 90 volunteer business experts provide free, confidential business mentoring and business education services for established businesses and startups. Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year SCORE’s 10,000 volunteer business experts provide hundreds of thousands of free small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. In 2017, SCORE volunteers provided 3.6+ million hours to help create more than 54,000 small businesses and 116,000 full-time, part-time and contractor jobs. For more information, visit www.manasota.score.org
Sarasota County Office of Business and Economic Development: The Office of Business and Economic Development assumes the lead role in Sarasota County Government’s Economic Development efforts. In part, the department recruits and works to retain businesses that diversify the county’s economic base, invest in our community and hire locals. The department is an advocate for small businesses and oversees the county’s relationships with contract partners the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, and Visit Sarasota County, and the non-contractual relationship with the Sarasota County Agricultural Fair Assoc. Inc.
Sarasota County Library: Sarasota County Libraries strive to provide information and support for small business owners in Sarasota County. For information on resources available through the libraries, visit scgov.net/library, call 941-861-5000, or visit your local library.
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