Dress for Success SW Florida will host the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 11. The event will be held at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) in Fort Myers. The E$P Dream Team speakers include: Angela Cooley, partner at MNMW, who will discuss business accounting; ...
The Lee County Economic Development Office (Lee EDO), in partnership with the Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation, has launched its redesigned website, www.leecountybusiness.com. The new website offers enhanced features designed to assist entrepreneurs starting a business, existing local businesses considering expansion, and site selection consultants helping companies in the relocation process. The...
Scratch an entrepreneur, and you’ll find a hopeless romantic: passionate about their niche in the marketplace; optimistic that success lies just ahead, around the corner, up and over the rainbow, where a pot of gold awaits. “E” people are idea people, build a better mousetrap people. In short, they’re...
Samantha Scott, president of Pushing the Envelope, will be the keynote speaker for the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter’s upcoming luncheon program. Scott will present “Social Media For Business Growth” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 22 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center in Fort Myers. Scott will...
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has announced its Business Building Symposium V, set for Sept. 19 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. This year’s theme is “Unleash the Spirit of your Organization.” The program includes a series of informative, interactive workshops led by local business leaders, including sessions...
We all have the same 24 hours in a day; what are you doing with your time? A fantastic way to manage your time is to make sure you are focused. Every night before leaving your desk, write down your five most important items to accomplish. Yep, only five. Do this for...
Managing your website content strategy isn't simply speaking about it.  That's not enough.  You've got to write down your ideas. The ideas come when you are standing in line at the grocery store, attending a meeting, watching TV, playing with the kids, etc. Most of us have a Smart Phone at our fingertips....
The Florida Prepaid College Foundation is partnering with Champions For Learning to pilot the In-Demand Career Scholars Program. By piloting this program, a model has been developed that can be easily replicated across the state. The program’s goal is to develop a trained workforce in targeted in-demand careers in Florida. Four...
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 1860 a thirty-eight-year-old man was working as a handyman for his father, a leather merchant. He kept books, drove wagons and handled hides for about $66 a month. Prior to this menial job, the man had failed as a soldier, a farmer, and a real estate agent. Most of...