Veterans Florida is a non-profit created by the Florida Legislature to attract and retain veterans. They have partnered with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and five other institutions of higher education to deliver the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program. This is a new entrepreneurial training initiative for veterans...
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...
The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is inviting the public to nominate their favorite Southwest Florida business for the 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award of Southwest Florida. The annual award celebrates Southwest Florida business owners who have overcome obstacles, discovered...
Leadership is a skill. Many people appear to be "born leaders" while others emerge and develop over time. In either case, each become better by knowledge, understanding, and action. As in sports, practice and training pay off in the end. As a business, your best investment is in great...
Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) announced the winners of the 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida Awards at the annual awards dinner on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The FSBDC awards are held annually during National Small Business Week to recognize three Southwest Florida...
    To our Cape Coral business friends and patrons:   The 4th Wednesday BizChat has been growing by leaps and bounds! For us to accommodate our attendees, we are pleased to announce that we have secured a new BizChat location starting on May 23rd. We will meet at the Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral...
The filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 9-12, 2017, is June 13. This disaster declaration includes Florida counties including Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee. Under this declaration, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available...
Small businesses impacted by naturally occurring red tide now have until Dec. 16 to apply for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan. The bridge loan program was activated by Gov. Rick Scott. It being  administered by the...
The Florida Small Business Development Center will host a no-cost workshop at 8 a.m. on Jan. 23 in the Port Charlotte office about business cybersecurity. The “Byte-Size Small Business Cybersecurity Program” will provide education and a resource guide to protect businesses and their customers, employees,...
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host a networking meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 6. The networking event will be at Brunch Bar & Patio within Miromar Outlets, with La Bamba providing the food.