Access to Capital 02August 1, 2014 –  Inaugural Access to Capital Fair – Over 27 financers, bankers, and angel investors in addition to representatives for the SBA will be present on-site to discuss financing for small business, in one-on-one sessions and break-out informational sessions. Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto will hold a brief presentation during the event.   Join us from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 at the Holiday Inn 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr. Fort Myers FL.    This is a no-cost event, space is limited, register today at

Learn Google+– Part 1 of a two-part series begins Thursday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, 25 Homestead Road, Suite 41. Theresa Ayers will teach participants how to create a profile page, business page, and develop a strategic posting plan to incorporate into social media sites. Part 2 takes place Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. at the Chamber. Cost for both workshops is $30. Register online at

SBRNAugust 4, 2014, SBRN Summer Luncheon:  Advancing your profession.  Join the Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Conner’s Steak and Seafood, 10076 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers FL @ Gulf Coast Town Center to discuss how you can advance your business to the next level of success. Registration and payment in advance is required – register online at

To make a reservation for any FSBDC workshops visit or call the main office at (239)745-3700.

The FSBDC at FGCU offers one-on-one, confidential, no-cost consulting and low-cost workshops for businesses throughout Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. It is designated by the state as Florida’s principal provider of business assistance.

State Designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.].