Are You Looking to Start a New Business?

Posted on: January 02, 2014

SCORE and the Ocala Power Plant Business Incubator want to help entrepreneurs succeed.  A structured a series of workshops has been designed to assist first-time small business owners in making sound, informed decisions on their road to success. 

The SCORE program is a comprehensive series of 4 three-hour workshops designed to help attendees get ready to launch a new business.   Experts will take students through the key aspects of starting a new venture:

• The concepts involved with assessing a business idea
• Marketing your product or service,
• Understanding business financials and how they work
• How to fund and finance your business

Each workshop is interactive with examples, supporting resources, and take-away assignments. SCORE mentors and Power Plant Incubator representatives will attend and be available to work with attendees outside of class.

The workshops will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on 4 successive Tuesday evenings (January 21, January 28, February 4, and February 11) at the Ocala Power Plant Business Incubator located at 405 SE Osceola Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471. 

The total price for all 4 workshops is $95, or $75 for current incubator residents or CEP partners.   Alternatively, students may register for individual workshops at a price of $30 each.  Pre-registration is required at  Payment can be made using credit card or PayPal account or by mailing a check.

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and business workshops. More than 13,000 volunteer business mentors in over 350 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more information about SCORE can help starting or operating a small business, call the SCORE Villages/Ocala chapter at (352) 399-0050 or visit SCORE at

An initiative of the CEP, the Power Plant is a hub for business creation efforts throughout the region.  The facility and its staff provide a host of benefits for startup companies with electrifying new ideas and real job growth potential.  For more information, visit The Power Plant at or contact Ryan Lilly at (352) 629-8051


SCORE Contact:
         Harvey Paskin
         (352) 291-1223
         Power Plant Contact:
         Ryan Lilly
         (352) 629-8051

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