Getting Ready for Tourist Season, Contractors Sales Tax, and Globalizing Your Website are all FREE business workshops scheduled for next week.

Fort Myers Fla: Monday, October 27, 2014 – Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau (VCB) Co-Host: Are You Ready for Season? Your Employees and the Importance of Excellence in Attitude and Service. Hospitality and retail business owners, key management, and human resource staff are encouraged to attend Location: FGCU Sugden Welcome Center, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, 33965. Program Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Investment: No Cost..

Cape Coral, Fla: Thursday, October 30, 2014 – This is a Florida SBDC and the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association (CCCIA) will co-host Contractors – Everything You Need to Know About Sales Tax. This workshop is specifically designed for staff who collect and file sales tax returns for construction contractors. State Tax Expert, Fredrica Cosper, will demystify who is required to register to collect tax and how to report taxes due. Fredrica recently retired from her 20-year tenure with the Florida State Department of Revenue. Location: Florida SBDC – Cape Coral Office, 1020 Cultural Parkway Blvd, Cape Coral FL 33991. Program Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00AM. Investment: No Cost.

Fort Myers, FL: Friday, October 31, 2013 – Globalizing your Website was designed to assist businesses in developing an international website presence. Key topics include internationalization, localization, marketing strategies, e-commerce, with emphasis placed on basic website enhancement to stimulate global clients to respond and create interactive communication.   Location: Lee County Administration East Building, 2201 Second St. Room 118,, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Program Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 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.