Week of November 3, 2014 – Florida SBDC at FGCU Host No to Low Cost Business Workshops in Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, and Fort Myers Beach including  workshops for business valuations, business management, business retirement, and demystifying financial statements.

Fort Myers, Fla: Monday, November 3, 2014 – Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Murphy Business Systems Host: Successful Business? What’s It Worth. Seminar is geared for existing business owners, in business five or more years, who want to know what their business is worth and how to increase potential sale of and value of the company. Workshop attendees will have opportunity to obtain a free “Sell-a-bility” score prior to workshop with review analyzed after the workshop. Location: FGCU Sugden Welcome Center, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, 33965. Program Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Investment: $25

Lehigh Acres, Fla: Thursday, November 6, 2014 – Show Me The Money! Understanding Financial Reports. This workshop is perfect for business owners and their accounting staff. We will explore income statements, cash flow, and balance sheets and learn how they impact business operations. Location: Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, 25 Homestead Road, Suite 41, Lehigh Acres, FL. Program Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00AM. Investment: $25

Fort Myers Beach, Fla: Thursday, November 6, 2014 – Learning How to Make Your Business Work for You! This workshop is a business continuation workshop based on Emyth Revisited by Michael Gerber. Participants will learn how to get their businesses working for them and not them working for the business. This workshop is ideal for existing business owners. Location: Bonita Bills Meeting Room, 702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach FL. Program Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Investment: $25  Sponsored by BB&T Bank and Bonita Bills

Punta Gorda, Fla: Friday, November 7, 2014 – This free workshop, Your Business and Your Retirement, will help existing business owners prepare for their retirement by reviewing benefit plans and the accumulating of greater retirement savings in a tax efficient manner. The event is sponsored by Ameriprise and presented by Marty Christopher, Regional Vice President of Retirement Plan Wealth Strategies. Location: FGCU Continuing Education Center, 117 Herald Court Sq. Unit 117, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Program Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Investment: No Cost

To make a reservation for any FSBDC workshops visit www.sbdcseminars.org 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.

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