Business Agenda: Small-business financing workshop planned

SCORE hosts small-business financing workshop

Central Florida SCORE will hold the Small Business Workshop “Get Financing for Your Small Business” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at My Office & More, 122 E. Main St., Lakeland. Danish and coffee is served at 7:45 a.m. Lakeland-based investor and business broker Chris Gutierrez has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing, managing and selling businesses. He is affiliated with Southshore Advisory Partners d/b/a VR Business Sales in Tampa. Gutierrez will discuss 10 types of small-business financing options. The workshop is sponsored by South State Bank. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Limited seating for social distancing. Register at or For more information, call 863-284-5607. SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and free confidential mentoring.

Empower Women in Business Symposium

Central Florida SCORE will hold its fourth annual Empower Women in Business Symposium Sept. 17, at Catapult Lakeland, 502 E. Main St., Lakeland. Sign-in and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and the program will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost for single ticket is $40. Pre-registration is required. Limited seating. Register at Emily Rogers of Emily Rogers Consulting + Coaching will be the keynote speaker, with a presentation on “Women Are Already Empowered, What They Need to Succeed.” Kate Lake, MBA, My Office & More, will follow up with “The Making of An Entrepreneur.” Lake is the founder and owner of My Office & More, offering co-working office/desk space or virtual office and more. A panel discussion comprised of experienced and successful women entrepreneurs will close out the symposium.

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