The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world. Jaimie Miller, APR, marketing director at CONRIC PR & Marketing, looks to gift Goodwill’s MicroEnterprise students with marketing knowledge during their training class in Cape Coral on June 4. Goodwill's MicroEnterprise program provides aspiring small business owners with the skills...
The Southwest Florida Enterprise Center’s inaugural class has graduated with 17 students ready to enter the construction workforce. Participants attended classes from Feb. 1 through April 10, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the enterprise center in Fort Myers. The program was free for participants....
The Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation has launched Business Building Blocks (B3) for Women, an online resource for emerging women entrepreneurs. B3 is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the challenging, initial stages of creating and running a business through guided online learning and workshops. The program guides participants through seven modules...
Evening recognizes the dedication of local female mentors Wisdom becomes powerful when it is shared. Accomplished female entrepreneurs will be honored for imparting the lessons they’ve learned to young women in their organizations at Celebrating Women, a night of acclaim put together by Fort Myers-based financial independence organization Girls Going...
The ABWA Neapolitan March Chapter Meeting, “Concept to Market - Business Model Canvas,” will be presented by Shelly Aristizabal from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Hilton Naples. The event is designed to help those with new ideas for a product or business understand the business model canvas. The visual canvas can be...
Organizers of VenturePitch SWFL have selected the judges for its 2018 second quarter VenturePitch SWFL. They are: Jason Dolle, founder and CEO of Testimonial Tree Inc.; David Diamond, co-founder/president of DeAngelis Diamond; Tom Gardner, founder and managing member of KeyView, LLC; David Holmes, president of Farr Law Firm; and Adria Starkey,...
The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University is accepting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of SW Florida. Southwest Florida business owners who have overcome obstacles, discovered new technologies to help grow their business, or dedicated themselves to helping other small businesses through mentorship and...
Benson Blackburn LLC and Cohen & Grigsby P.C. will welcome investment banker Rick Kohr and financial leader Chris Wunder as keynote speakers for its Entrepreneur Next Door Speaker Series on Feb. 28. Kohr is CEO of Evergreen Advisors LLC and has 30 years of experience advising early-stage-growth companies and middle-market companies on finance, recapitalization...
Dress for Success SW Florida will host the next Women Empowered Through Employment Series (WETES.) Orientation starts Jan. 10. The six-week program will run each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Feb. 21 at Dress for Success SW Florida in Fort Myers. Introduced in 2017, the program provides mentors for women, builds awareness in the community,...
Misty Kinzel displays her finalist plaque at this year's Blue Chip Community Business Awards. Forty-four-year-old Misty Kinzel rose above her tumultuous youth to become an enterprising and successful entrepreneur whose goal is to work hard so that her customers can unwind and live more comfortably. A decade ago, she was the...