Florida SBDC Success Story: Momentum Brewhouse, Bonita Springs FL

Brian Hahn is the owner of Momentum Brewhouse.  He has a great new business he just recently opened in Bonita Springs.  His craft brewery, has been brewing up some great craft beers, even a few awards.  The Florida SBDC worked with Brian in 2014 to make his dream of business ownership a reality.  The brewery has regularly scheduled tastings including new releases…


Brian says “This weekend we have a very popular alternative local band called The Wilder Sons. They go on stage at 6 on Friday. Saturday we will be releasing a small batch SMaSH ale. SMaSH is an acronym for  Single malt and single Hop. This weeks profiled hop will be Amarillo. It’s a very enjoyable floral and citrusy hop.”

You can visit them online at http://www.momentumbrewhouse.com or on Facebook to find out more.

Mark Loren: Profile of a Distinguished Entrepreneur Finalist – Part 2

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is interviewing the four finalists for the honor of Distinguished Entrepreneur for 2015. Learn more about each finalist, and get some entrepreneurial advice and inspiration, by reading the two posts dedicated to each before the big awards day on May 19, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Estero. You can register for the event by clicking here. https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900350028

Entrepreneur:  Mark Loren

Business:  Mark Loren Designs, Fort Myers Florida; creates custom-designed jewelry; Year founded: 1982. Number of employees: 16

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Girls Going Places! Celebrating Teen Entrepreneurship – May 6, 2018

We are sending a shout out for our support of the Guardian Girls Going Places ®, an excellent program dedicated to educating young women about the financial and entrepreneurial opportunities available to them.  The Florida SBDC and Florida Gulf Coast University is proud to be both a sponsor and co-host for the event.

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Is Your Business Immigration Compliant? We have you covered via training…


photo-1413787489051-bcbb6209ece1Join us on Thursday, May 7. 2015 9-10:320 a.m. at the FGCU Sugden Welcome Center.  This is a no cost event, registration is required.

An attorney from the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) will give a training on the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. The attorney will educate participants on the law OSC enforces (8 U.S.C. § 1324b), and will discuss issues, such as  E-Verify and Social Security number “no-match.”  Ms. Zamd will also describe the extensive resources available for employers and their representatives.  Ms. Zamd encourages people familiar with HR practices to attend and ask questions. However, no prior background is necessary.

Register online at www.fsbdcswfl.org

This event is organized by:  The United States Department of Justice, SW Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Florida SBDC.