August 1, 2015

For Immediate Release

Treasure Coast SCORE is pleased to announce it will be offering a new workshop on the Treasure Coast – Franchising 101 – All About Franchising and How to Survive & Succeed.  This new workshop will be presented by SCORE and FranNet – – a national franchise consulting firm which helps potential franchisees understand all about franchising. Franchise Network (FranNet) Group was started in 1987 – providing consulting to entrepreneurs interested in franchising opportunities and the organization includes offices across North America.

Rick Shampaine of FranNet, a 33 year veteran of franchising from both legal as well as franchisee and franchiser perspective will be our instructor. This workshop is scheduled in the short term as follows:

  • September 2, 2015 – Indian River County Chamber Vero Beach – 10:30 – 12:30.
  • October 15, 2015 – Blake Library, Stuart – 10:30 – 12:30.

More dates, places and times will be available soon for 2016 on the Treasure Coast.

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, with its main office in Ft. Pierce also offers counseling at 7 other locations on the Treasure Coast. 

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 or 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;  Hobe Sound Chamber 772-546-4724, and St. Lucie County Chamber 772-595-9999.