SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Spotlights Entrepreneurship for National Mom and Pop Business Day

(Bradenton, Fla., April 3, 2018) — With the recent commemoration of National Mom and Pop Business Day, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is spotlighting its Entrepreneurship Program.

“Businesses the public thinks of as ‘mom and pop’ are nearly always led by entrepreneurs, with some now in the second or third generation of family ownership,” said Amy Santos, chair of SCF’s Business and Technology Department at SCF Bradenton.

SCF offers associate degree and certificate programs in entrepreneurship designed to prepare students to open, manage and market their own small business.

The certificate program’s 15 credit hours include the following five courses: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Marketing for the Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship Finance and Taxes, Entrepreneurship Legal Issues and Entrepreneurship Business Plan. Offering quick and efficient training for entrepreneurs just beginning their business or as a refresher course with new, creative ideas for established business owners, the entire certificate program costs about $1,500 and can be completed in one year.

SCF also recently hosted its first Entrepreneurship Expo, an event it plans to offer on an annual basis where students and the public can learn more about the Entrepreneurship Program and meet local business owners.

For more information, call 941-752-5281 or email Nancy Brown, entrepreneurship instructor, at

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