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

Week of October 20, 2014, The Florida Small Business Development Center will Host Multiple Workshops in Naples, Cape Coral, and Port Charlotte

Naples, FL: 10/21/2014 – Florida SBDC at FGCU – FREE BUSINESS TRAINING EVENT – Small Business Tune-up, co-hosted with the National Entrepreneur Center.  Featured speaker, Jerry Ross, present “Get Your Business Running on All Cylinders!” and will provide practical insight into today’s economy and how to take advantage of tomorrow’s opportunities.  Location:  Wells Fargo Building, 5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples, FL  34108.  Program Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM.  Register online at or call 407.420.4848 to RSVP today.

Cape Coral, FL:  10/22/2014 – No Cost – Small Business Chat – Join the Florida SBDC and the City of Cape Coral EDO for their monthly 4th Wednesday Business Chat.  This is an informal meeting between business owners where they can ask the questions they need answers too as it relates to doing business in Cape Coral.  Lunch is provided and it is a great time to network with other businesses. Registration is required.  Location: City of Cape Coral, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. 2nd Floor, Cape Coral FL  33990. Time:  11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Port Charlotte, FL:  10/23/2014 – Free Globalizing Your Website Training Session.  Join Kevin Brady, an international trade expert, will show you how to expand into the global marketing place.  Location:  Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, 2702 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952.  Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

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.