SCORE Hosting "Steps to Business Ownership" Workshop

Posted on: November 20, 2014


SCORE Contact:
       Harvey Paskin
         (352) 291-1223

         Power Plant Contact:
         Ryan Lilly
         (352) 629-8051

Are You Considering Owning a Business?

Ocala, FL (November 20, 2014)— The Ocala/The Villages SCORE Chapter and the Ocala Power Plant have structured a 2-part workshop to help you make an informed decision.  The workshop, “Steps to Business Ownership,” is structured to be interactive.  SCORE mentors will attend and be available to work with you in and outside of class.

Part 1 was held on Nov 12th.  It provided an understanding of what it takes to own a business.  Topics covered included ownership options, the pros and cons of each, ownership responsibilities, and critical success factors. 

Part 2 will be conducted in two sessions.  It will prepare you to actively pursue business ownership.  You will learn how to express your vision, develop the elements of a business plan, the basics of financial management, and where and how to look for funding sources.  You will participate in case studies designed to help you develop thought processes you can apply to your individual business pursuits.  Part 2 will conclude with a self-evaluation: Are you prepared to move forward?

The Part 2 workshop sessions will be held at the Ocala Power Plant Business Incubator located at 405 SE Osceola Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471 on the following dates:
• Session 1:  Wednesday Dec10th 1:30-4:30 P.M.
• Session 2:  Thursday Dec 11th 1:30-4:30 P.M. 

 The fee Part 2 is $40 per person; spouses are encouraged to attend at no charge.
 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

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

← Back