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The 2017 Southwest Florida Women in Business Advisory Group will host a workshop called “Small Business Budgeting” as part of its 2017 Lunch & Learn Series. What  The free event is by the Lee County Economic Development Office. Where It is happening from noon to 1:30 p.m. on June 28 in Room 118....
The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University announced the winners of the 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida Awards at its annual dinner on May 10. Congratulations to two awardees who are invested in Cape Coral's business community: Dr. Anais Aurora Badia, owner of three Florida...
SCORE Southwest Florida honored volunteer business experts who offer free mentoring to local small business owners and entrepreneurs making an impact. The following experts (listed below) were honored during SCORE Southwest Florida's Annual Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 18. Client Awards
Entrepreneurs in Southwest Florida will build real companies from scratch during Startup Weekend, an entrepreneurial program that already has been held in 700 cities worldwide. The inaugural event will take place Oct. 6 to 8 at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces.   Cost $70 per person and $25 for students. To register Go to startupweekend.org and type “Fort Myers” in...
Host, Jim Griffiths, is introducing a project that will incorporate a life-skills class into the school system. As opposed to charity, donations or fund raisers, this luncheon will be a self-funding project. While people enjoy a buffet lunch from the Lobster Lady, Ceno Grill and Jets Pizza, The Third...
As a kid working at the boat rentals in Key Largo, I remember wanting to own a company so I could be my own boss. I hear this same sentiment regularly from people who fantasize about quitting their job. It’s the American Dream. It’s independence and why most people...
Cape Coral has launched Cape Coral EDO BizWalks. These BizWalks are designed to connect the Cape Coral Economic Development Office and partner agencies with local businesses to hear first-hand successes and challenges and share local resources. This new Cape Coral EDO initiative-based program is based on proven best practices from...
In a recent survey conducted at Keiser University’s Fort Myers campus, local employers shared their top-ten employee traits. This is a list of traits that employers deemed most important for new hire success in their businesses. This list also provides some suggestions to job candidates regarding topics which they...
Goodwill SWFL Micro Enterprise Institute Classes Start in Cape Coral on Monday, July 17 Be your own boss! Develop a solid business plan to guide your startup with the assistance of an experienced business owner who serves as your coach. Hear from experts in areas of accounting, legal, marketing, insurance...