2015 International Trade Expo News

International Expo Success! The Florida SBDC International Trade Expo 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. – The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) hosted its inaugural International Trade Expo at the Holiday Inn at Gulf Coast Town Center. Attendees were given the opportunity to learn about export opportunities, finance for export industries, website globalization, and meet with successful local exporters. Continue reading

A Florida SBDC Success Story – Wellspring Therapy and Spa

A Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University Success Story:  Liliana Defiore, Wellspring Therapy and Spa

Liliana Defiore, a native of Columbia, came to the United States, with the dream of becoming an established physical therapist.  For years, she was employed as a physical therapist with other doctor’s offices.  She decided nine-years ago, after what she called the “decline of healthcare” over the years, she wanted to open her own private physical therapy office.  Liliana’s primary focus is on quality customer care without time constraints and other limitations to treatment.  Continue reading

Florida SBDC @ FGCU Receives Grant Continuation from Bank United

Left to Right: Tony Lee, Claire Raley, Lisa Portnoy, Susan Specht, Dr. Bhargava, Lois Knox.

Left to Right: Tony Lee, Claire Raley, Lisa Portnoy, Susan Specht, Dr. Bhargava, Lois Knox.

The Florida Small Business Development (FSBDC) Center at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) held a check presentation to commemorate a $10,000 grant continuation received from BankUnited. The FSBDC at FGCU extends its gratitude for BankUnited’s commitment to its programming and services for small businesses. Continue reading

SBA Resources: Selling Goods At Flea Markets & Craft Shows

Tips for Legally Selling Goods at Flea Markets & Craft Shows

Published: September 30, 2015Updated: September 30, 2015

Flea markets and crafts shows have become a cultural phenomena. Increasingly small businesses are mastering the quality of the artisanal goods that they make and sell. While these types of businesses usually start out as a hobby there are some steps that you should take to ensure that your business is selling goods legally.

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