Score Some Better Business Knowledge with SCORE Panama City 


Small businesses in all phases of their development can use a helping hand. The US Small Business Administration created SCORE to help connect volunteer business people with small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs, like you, to help you solve business problems. SCORE volunteers nationwide give freely of their time, experience and knowledge to help others. In Bay County, a new SCORE Panama City chapter is being formed with help from its sister organization in Pasco and Hernando Counties under the direction of Joy Pillion. The BIC is pleased to help with SCORE’s organization and seminars here in our area. “SCORE is another tool in our entrepreneurial and economic development toolbox,” says BIC Executive Director Pamela Kidwell.

Two free SCORE-sponsored seminars are planned here in Panama City, both on Tuesday, June 30:

“How To Improve Your Business Through Technology” at the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce (309 R Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach 32407) at 11:30 AM.  Learn the benefits of technological tools related to websites, e-marketing and finance for small businesses. All attendees will receive handout materials with an electronic presentation file including “hot links.

“Using the Internet In Your Business” at the downtown Panama City Public Library (Government Center, 898 W 11th St, Panama City 32401) at 5:30 PM.  This seminar will review the various roles that a website can offer your business: from serving simply as a quick, widely accessible marketing brochure to providing more mechanisms allowing customers to communicate their needs easily and effectively to becoming your business’ online or even its primary “storefront”. This seminar will demystify much of the tech gobbledygook and walk you through an eight-step process of key activities that will enable you to quickly leverage this technology in almost any business.

For more information on SCORE and upcoming business development activities, contact the BIC at (850) 770-2451.



Jamie Shepard
Consultant, Business Innovation Center

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