Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Session 2 is May 29th

Session 3 is June 5th


The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza
7375 Powell Street
Room 102
The Villages, FL 34785

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Barry Black, Education Director
Mid-Florida SCORE

Steps to Business Ownership

Want to start your own business? Not sure what it takes or where to begin? Let SCORE guide you in the right direction. 

SCORE is offering a 3-session workshop series spread over 3 weeks. Each workshop is interactive with examples, and supporting resources.  

Presenters are seasoned business people who want to see you succeed. SCORE mentors will attend and be available to work with you for free outside of class.

Session 1 will provide an understanding of what it takes to own a business. You will learn ownership options, the pros and cons of each, responsibilities, and what it takes to succeed. This workshop is designed to help you reach a decision on whether you are ready to take the next step. 

Sessions 2 and 3 address the key steps to business ownership. You will learn how to develop the elements of a business plan including marketing and financial plans and where and how to look for funding sources. You will participate in a case study designed to guide you through the thought processes that you can apply to your own business concepts. Session 3 ends with a self-evaluation to help you decide if you are prepared to move forward. 

The registration fee for the complete series is $20. You can bring one guest for free.