Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Keiser University 
6151 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240

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SCORE Manasota 

  Introduction to SCORE

and Starting A Business in Florida


Arrive at 5:30, sign-in and network with participants and SCORE Volunteers.  Get a good seat for the program that begins promptly at 6:00 PM. 

If you've been considering starting your own small business, but are unsure of how and where to begin, don't miss out on this workshop.   You will be provided with step by step information about how to start a business in Florida, the necessity of business planning, business structures, and profit and loss statements.

This free workshop will address the following topics and much more!

  • Why are you starting your business?
  • What is a business?
  • Are you an Entrepreneur?
  • What's needed to start your business?
  • 10 Steps to starting a business in Florida
  • Making your business legal.
  • Why do some businesses fail?
  • Essentials of Business Planning
  • Pizzas, and your Profit and Loss
  • How to register with SCORE and get a free mentor to coach you through it all.  

Once you have successfully completed this session, you will be better able to decide if your business idea is worth pursuing, and you will be armed with the information necessary to continue onward with your business endeavor.

About Speaker King Barnard:

Richard, aka “King”, and his wife Dianne, returned to Florida in 1995 after a career in senior management positions with a number of small to medium size high technology commercial, aerospace and defense contractor companies. King’s expertise includes, program management, product planning and development, Strategic Planning and product R&D. King’s corporate roles have included R&D Manager, Division VP of Engineering, Division VP & General Manager, and Division President. In the late 1990’s King founded Management Doctor, Inc., a management consulting firm where-in for several years he traveled the US providing company business analysis, marketing, technical, profit improvement and turn-around services to over 50 clients. While a profitable and rewarding experience, Management Doctor involved far too much travel so King retired to Manatee County and settled in as a Manasota SCORE mentor where he is able to apply much of his rich career experiences and skills toward helping individuals start and run their businesses – and there’s no travel! King is a physicist, past faculty member of the Florida Institute of Technology, a pilot, and in the late 1960’s, his office was the Apollo Command Module Simulator at Cape Canaveral.

Jon retired as Assistant Professor, School of Business, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia from 1975 -2005. He was a member of the Management and Marketing Department and taught undergraduate marketing courses. He was Internship and Placement Director, College of Business, Norfolk State University. 2006-11 Visiting Professor, University of South Florida-Sarasota. 2008-09 Visiting Professor, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL. 1980-90 Co-Owner JMJ Associates, Market Research, specializing in business location studies. 2005 Marketing Consultant, AIDC-VOCA- Omsk, Siberia, Russia.