Make your goals S.M.A.R.T.  The acronym S.M.A.R.T. means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.   Specific: Goals are no place to waffle. They are no place to be vague. Ambiguous goals produce ambiguous results. Incomplete goals produce incomplete futures. Measurable:  Always set goals that are measurable. I would say “specifically measurable” to take into account...
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...
Economics Professor Christopher Westley is the director of the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University. He will speak about Southwest Florida’s economy at a meeting of the Entrepreneur Society of America. The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on June 28 in Fort Myers. Where: The meeting will take...
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....
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...
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...
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...