Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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SCORE Manasota 
SCORE Manasota 

Technology and Cybersecurity for Small Businesses: How to do business safely online

October 7th, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM via Zoom

This LIVE stream will be presented online via Zoom; pre-register now and you will receive the Meeting ID information and password the morning of the presentation. The LIVE stream is free for all registrants and will begin promptly at 5:30 PM.

This LIVE stream is part 2 of SCORE Manasota's Marketing and Technology series. We highly suggest that you attend all four presentations for maximum benefit. By registering for this LIVE stream, you will receive the Zoom link information for each of the presentations below:

Marketing to Your Target Market and Research Tools - recording from October 1st ($5 fee)

Technology and Cybersecurity for Small Businesses: How to do business safely online - October 7th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Effective Digital Marketing Channels for Small Businesses - October 15th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 

SEO for Non-Techies & Small Businesses - October 22nd from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

As a business owner, you may need some guidance on how to organize your IT activities so you can attend to your business and have predictability, reliability, and certainty.

After attending this session, you should be able to:

  • Realize the risks and the value of using technology for your business
  • Make smarter decisions about using technology
  • Think critically and strategically when using technology
  • Take steps toward mitigating the risk of falling victim to cyber attacks

Presented by Mehrdad Shabestari, SCORE Certified Mentor


Mehrdad Shabestari

Mehrdad has 20 years of experience in information systems and technology, and has implemented technology solutions for organizations of varying sizes.  He was instrumental in securing the technology infrastructure of the Minnesota State government. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He cares deeply about solving societal challenges by bringing technology and people’s creativity together. Currently, he is working with multiple organizations in southeast Minnesota to restart the economic engine in the region.