Start-Up Circle

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The Start-Up Circle is a free, 9-session business and project planning course designed for aspiring and newly established entrepreneurs.

Classes are taught by local experts and cover the basics of starting or bolstering an independent business – from licensing to financial literacy, market research to cash flow and more. Participants leave the class with a completed business plan, a cohort of entrepreneurs in the Bradenton area, sources of small business capital, and the knowledge and confidence to take their ideas to the next level.

  • 2024 Fall Cohort applications will be available August 1, 2024.
  • The 2024 Fall Cohort will run from Wednesday, September 4 – October 30, 2024 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • Classes will meet in downtown Bradenton, exact location to be announced. 

For all questions contact Kristie Kindstrom at

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