Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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SCORE Manasota 
SCORE Manasota 

Putting It Together in an Actionable Plan – the Business Model Canvas

Part 4 of SCORE's Six-Part Webinar Series

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Learn how to use the Business Model Canvas, a tool that allows you to capture the key ingredients of your plan on a single page, using a rigorous, thoughtful process. (Presented by Doug Barber, Manasota SCORE)

For the first time, SCORE Chapters within the nonprofit’s District 480 are joining forces to offer small business owners throughout the region the critical guidance needed today to determine whether they should stay in business and the best steps for moving forward. In a special six-part webinar series, presenters from five SCORE Chapters will guide small business owners—the backbone of the local and national economy—through an easy-to-follow, four-step process for meeting today’s small business challenges and creating a path for the future.

Small business owners need to learn how to take action to preserve their livelihoods and those of their employees now more than ever. According to an April survey from Main Street America, 7.5 million small businesses nationwide will shut permanently if business disruption caused by COVID-19 continues unabated. In Southwest Florida, in Lee County alone, a recent survey by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Regional Economic Research Institute shows that 56% surveyed businesses reported a decrease in demand of more than 50% as a result of the pandemic.

Each webinar will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The series is free. Participants are encouraged to attend each one for comprehensive guidance. Registrants will be enrolled in the entire series upon registration.


Douglas Barber

Douglas Barber has been a SCORE mentor and educator since 2009. He began his career as a builder of single- family residential homes in Western New York, where he developed several rural subdivisions with 5-plus-acre lots. His teaching career began at Alfred State College, SUNY in Construction Management and continued in higher education. Barber has 17 years of classroom teaching and 14 years in college administration. He currently is involved in real estate in Belize.