SCORE Helped Me
Angela Brazell, CEO and Founder of AABB Media and Marketing
Creator of the Treasure Coast Minority Business Expo
"Once you take the leap of faith to begin your business journey, your next step should be a meeting with a SCORE Mentor. They have the tools and expertise to guide you in the right direction and help you develop your concept into a living breathing action plan. Any new business owner should make SCORE their first step to insure readiness and proof of concept. An existing business that may need direction can benefit from a SCORE Mentor as well. And the beauty of it all is that SCORE Mentors assist you Free of Charge. They helped me and I am better for it. I recommend SCORE to any entrepreneur or start up”.
Marketing in a Digital World
Jan Demko - President: A Mew With A View, Inc.
5 Star Rating- Jan Demko.
I enrolled in the 5-week Digital Media Marketing class presented by our local Treasure Coast SCORE in conjunction with the Indian River College’s CCTI center.
I took the course to catch up on the latest trends in marketing with today’s technologies.
The Instructors were energetic and professional. But, more importantly, they were extremely knowledgeable, and experienced with each of the week’s topics. They easily explained, in plain language, how email formats, websites, and effective use of use Social Media etc. could help find solutions for small business to launch and measure digital marketing campaigns.
I would highly recommend this program for business owners of all levels. It was well worth the time, and very reasonable cost.
Jan Demko (Pres.) “A Mew With a View Inc.” 501(c) 3 non-profit organization
Radio Host- “Cat Chat” iHeart Radio WAXE 1370 Saturdays 0800-0830 am EDT
Co-Founder- “Rocket’s Kitty Café of the Treasure Coast” & “Rocket’s Retreat”
Additional Testimonials - Marketing in a Digital World
5 Star Rating- Anne Richter.
This course was invaluable in helping me to set up our email marketing and social media marketing campaigns. We have already seen positive results as compared to our initial email campaigns. I highly recommend this workshop to any small business owner.
Hassell free Exports, Inc., Hassell free tile and Window, Palm City Florida.
5 Star Rating- Kelly Rica
This workshop was well organized, offered great insight on the How To’s of Digital Marketing.
And doing it all in 5 sessions. I would highly recommend this course to any business or entrepreneur, it is eye opening, well run and gets you motivated to “Do it right the first time” and make your business successful. Thank You.
Simple Steps For Starting Your Business -
First Graduating Class - February, 2018
Congratulations to our first graduating class of the SCORE/Cannon Workshop Series on Simple Steps to Starting your Business, Read what they have to say:
Multiple SCORE Workshop Participants
“I started my business 4 years ago and had to try to learn all the requirements, without support.
Had I spent the time in a class like this I would have saved a lot of time and a lot of money. The classes broke down all of the factors that come along with being a business owner. I was pleased that we were able to interact as well as learn. My mentor, Bill Strouss has been excellent, and was by my side to help with developing a far better plan when I relaunch my restaurant business... I recommend SCORE to anyone who is in business or trying to start a business to use the SCORE services beginning with the Simple Steps for Starting a business workshop.”
Ajia Harris, Fort Pierce FL.
“I am preparing to purchase my own painting business, Had no idea of all of the requirements needed. Having attended the SCORE program I am more equipped to continue the process and found that the workshop series goes hand in hand with my preparation for my license and other start up needs. Would not have been as prepared without these sessions”.
Doug Woodby, Vero Beach FL
“For years I have wanted to go into my own business selling casual clothing and food products. Attending this workshop helped me realize I needed to take a different direction then I had planned to start my business. Had I not spent the time learning the financials and other requirements, I could have made a very costly mistake. This is a great program, with great instructors and Mentors willing to spend time with you. I highly recommend this workshop as a must for anyone wanting to start a business”
Michelle Lutjen, Pt. Saint Lucie FL.
To learn more or to register for our next program click the following link to check our upcoming workshops. You will not be disappointed.
Donna and Joe Timney
Owners: Delaware Chassis Works
My Husband and I moved his business, Delaware Chassis Works from Delaware to Florida in 2017. Coming from Delaware, we were not as familiar with sales tax as Delaware is a no sales tax state and we have been somewhat blindly participating in the reporting requirement.
We were notified by the Florida Department of Revenue that we are now required to start reporting Sales and Use Tax on a monthly basis rather than quarterly. My husband has been handling this in the past but I have most recently taken over this portion of the business due to my recent retirement from my full time position working for a national bank.
As we were walking through the process, his calculations of the sales tax he thought we were required to report for the month of January was over $800.00. When I applied the knowledge I gained at the SCORE workshop Understanding Florida Sales and Use Tax, the actual amount we were required to report for the month of January was just over $64.00!
Thank you, SCORE, for creating a better understanding of the Florida requirements so we can be knowledgeable participants in the process.
Donna and Joe Timney
Delaware Chassis Works
Owner: Bold City Therapy & Wellness
Approximately 6 months ago, in the midst of the overwhelming process of opening my own physical therapy clinic, my father reached out to me and mentioned I should check in to a website called SCORE. He said, "It is a company that has retired and existing Business Executives that are available to help for FREE". Of course, I was skeptical, usually if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Well I was wrong, I searched the list of SCORE mentors and found Frank Tidikis a Mentor for SCORE Treasure Coast who had a good background in my field of business. Both SCORE and Frank were instrumental in assisting me get my clinic up and running. Whether it was something Frank knew from his successful history in the administrative medical field, or if he had to reach out to one of his friends, he never ceased to amaze me answering every one of my complex questions.
As a new business owner, my best advice to others hoping to open their own business, is to lean on others who have been there and done that. SCORE has many mentors in a wide variety of fields that can assist you through the entire process. I can't say enough about what SCORE is doing for others, and about how helpful Frank has been from beginning to end. He truly was a blessing for me that got me somewhere I never could have without him.
Thank you Frank Tidikis and thank you SCORE. From the bottom of my heart.
Bold City Therapy & Wellness