Contact: Artisia Parker, (239)745-3700, email:

Week of October 8, 2014, The Florida Small Business Development Center will Host Multiple Workshops in Fort Myers, Naples, and Lehigh Acres and a New Event in Bonita Springs

NEW EVENT! Bonita Springs, FL: 10/8/2014 – 5/3rd Bank eBus Financial Wellness Fair. The 5/3rd Bank eBus will be at Riverview Executive Suites and open to business owners to find out how 5/3rd Bank and the FSBDC can help them grow their businesses. This co-hosted event will feature opportunities for business owners to learn more about the Florida SBDC, receive one-on-one consulting, and learn about specific training services for business planning, marketing, social media, accounting, access to capital. Location: Riverview Executive Suites, 27499 Riverview Center Blvd – Bonita Springs 34134. Program Time: 10:00:00 AM to 4:00:00 PM. Investment: No Cost

Naples, FL: 10/9/2014 – Leveraging the Cloud for Your Business. The Cloud — another name for Internet based software, data, backup and related services — has come of age and is now a phenomenal assist all business should be using to reduce costs, increase sales, improve productivity and heighten security. This seminar will define Cloud, enumerate the Cloud-related services, how businesses can take advantage of these services, and how to select vendors to assist with attendees’ IT and telephony needs. Location: FGCU Renaissance Academy Naples, 1010 5th Ave S. #100 Naples FL 34102. Program Time: 9:00:00 AM to 11:00:00 AM. Investment: $25.

Lehigh Acres, FL: 10/10/2014 – Bookkeeping For Beginners – Learn the basics of why and how to develop a system to account for financial transactions, defining bookkeeping policies and procedures, and production of financial statements. Location: Lehigh Acres Chambers of Commerce, 25 Homestead Road Lehigh Acres, Florida. Program Time: 10:00:00 AM to 12:00:00 PM. Investment: $25

Fort Myers, FL: 10/10/2014 – Doing Business with the Federal Government (Part 3 and 4). Part 3 will cover reading solicitations. An overview of What the Government wants? How they communicate? Part 4 focuses on “Successful Proposal Writing” – An overview on Submitting a successful proposal, The Process, Let’s Go for It and Wining contracts. Location: Career Source SWFL, 4150 Ford Street Extension, Fort Myers, FL 33916. Program Time: 1:00:00 PM to 3:00:00 PM. Investment: No Cost

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.