SCORE Celebrates the Accomplishments of Local Entrepreneurs during Small Business Week

Sarasota, FL — This year’s National Small Business Week celebration honors the estimated 27.2 million small businesses in America that create 60-80 percent of new jobs in the country, drive innovation, and increase U.S. competitiveness. SCORE salutes small business owners, who are the engine that fuel our economy. During this time, SCORE chapters nationwide will celebrate Small Business Week with small business fairs, seminars, networking events and award ceremonies.

This year, Small Business Week, which is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will be held from May 18-20. During the festivities in Washington, D.C., the National SCORE Chapter of the Year will be recognized, along with many of the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs and small business leaders.

SCORE is committed to helping small businesses succeed, invigorating the American economy and helping those who take on the challenge of self-employment and entrepreneurship. SCORE provides free and confidential advice to small businesses through a network of experienced volunteer business owners, managers and executives, who donate their expertise to help local entrepreneurs prepare business plans, develop business strategies and gather valuable information. Last year, SCORE assisted more than 350,000 people with mentoring, online counseling and educational training workshops and seminars. Through the services offered by SCORE’s 364 offices and more than 800 branches, many Americans are able to achieve their dreams of business success.

Since 1964, the SCORE Association has assisted more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 13,400 volunteers serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For information about the Manasota SCORE chapter near you, visit us at manasota.score.org or call (941) 955-1029.