March 5, 2015

For Immediate Release

Source:  SCORE Chapter 308

              Fort Pierce FL


Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce and Treasure Coast SCORE Announce Workshop Series            

Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter 308 is pleased to announce a series of free small business workshops to be presented with the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce and to be held at Captain Hiram’s Inn in Sebastian. Starting May 12 with How to Start a Small Business; An Excellent Business Plan on May 26; Marketing Your Small Business on June 9; Understanding Florida’s Sales & Use Taxes on June 23; and, Managing the Cash of Your Small Business on July 7.   

You do not have to be a chamber member to attend. Capt. Hiram’s is at 1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian

All workshops start at 10:00 am and each is about 2 hours. Please register by going to and click on Free and Low Cost Workshops which will take you to our workshop listing which is in chronological order.

For 2015 we have over 130 free & low cost workshops scheduled on a wide variety of topics such as How to Start a Small Business, Marketing Your Small Business, Managing Your Business’s Cash, An Excellent Business Plan, Financial Recordkeeping for Small Business, Understanding Florida Sales & Use Taxes, Business Law, Business Insurance, Commercial Credit and Understanding Non-Profits!

Our local SCORE mentors have direct experience in business start-ups, manufacturing, high technology, insurance, public relations, retail operations, textiles, pharmaceuticals, legal, banking, finance, tax, distribution, information technology, materials, engineering, sales & marketing, customer service, commercial leasing, electrical contracting, health & nutrition, human resources, specialty retailing, hospitality, acquisitions, turnarounds, divestitures, business valuations, public relations, turnarounds, promotional products, environmental and non-profits.

SCORE Chapter 308, has its main office in Ft. Pierce and also offers counseling in Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach & Sebastian. 

In the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014, Treasure Coast SCORE Chapter 308 served 466 new clients face-to-face & 208 new clients through email counseling. Also we held 86 workshops with 1,156 attendees. Total services were 3,066 and our total services were up 12.3% year over year!

SCORE provides no-cost, confidential business counseling with expertise in a wealth of business and business-related areas.  SCORE Chapter 308 is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration and covers Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Glades and Okeechobee Counties on the Treasure Coast.

Please call the SCORE office at 772-489-0548 to set up an appointment to discuss your business opportunity with an experienced SCORE counselor. Also please feel free to contact the following chambers for an appointment with a SCORE counselor at their office: Indian River County Chamber (Vero Beach) at 772-567-3491; Sebastian River Area Chamber 772-589-5969; Jensen Beach Chamber 772-334-3444; Hobe Sound Chamber 772-546-4724, and St. Lucie County Chamber 772-595-9999.