Date ArticleType
9/21/2017 Member News
Manasota SCORE’s New Tuesday Workshops Are Designed for Start-Ups and Existing Businesses

(SARASOTA, Fla., September 21, 2017) Manasota SCORE is initiating a new series of workshops that will be held the first and second Tuesdays of the month.

Step-by-step information on doing business in Florida will be covered in the first Tuesday sessions, “Introduction to SCORE and Doing Business in Florida,” on October 3, November 7 and December 5. These workshops are offered at no cost and will include information on business planning, business structures, and profit and loss. They offer an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and SCORE volunteers as well as to sign up to receive free, confidential business mentoring services.

“We’ve refined the intro workshops and are scheduling them for the first Tuesday of each month, so there is a consistent time people can come to learn about SCORE and about doing business in Florida,” said Manasota SCORE Education Team Lead Peter Gruits.

Second Tuesday workshops, developed for both start-ups and existing businesses, focus on marketing, sales and management. These sessions, which also provide an opportunity to network, are offered for a $20 fee per workshop.

October 10 – Marketing to Your Target Market. This session will help a business owner decide the best marketing strategies based on their product or service, target market and competition.

November 14 – Converting Prospects to Customers – “Everything Starts with a Sale.” This session offers training for new salespeople and will serve as a refresher for experienced salespeople, covering topics such as selling and body language, selling processes and methods, and prospecting pitches.

December 12 – The Buffett Approach to Business Management. This highly interactive session will help attendees gain perspective and insight on techniques that other companies have used to redefine their processes and operations.

These Tuesday workshops will be held at the Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower, 3rd floor, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, Florida 34235. Sign-in and networking begin at 5:30 p.m., and the workshops are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register online at:

For additional information, contact Peter Gruits at or 941.955.1029.

About Manasota SCORE: Manasota SCORE provides free, confidential business education and mentoring services for established businesses and startups, offered by 80 volunteers with experience and skills in a broad range of business settings. The chapter is part of national SCORE, started in 1964, that has over 300 chapters and 10,000 volunteers. For more information, visit


Like us on FacebookStay connected with The Chamber and member business with on Facebook. Like our page to see photos of events, welcome new members, and get updates on all things Chamber.

Like The Chamber on Facebook


Mobile app

Check out The Sarasota Chamber's mobile website. Register for events, find members to do business with, and save money with the member to member discounts. Just check out on your mobile device. 



The Greater Sarasota Chamber
of Commerce

1945 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: (941) 955-8187 | Fax: (941) 366-5621