Lehigh Acres, FL: Thursday, 12/4/2014, 10:00 a.m. to noon. –  Business Planning 101 with Certified Business Consultant, Elvis Collier.  This is a basic, step-by-step approach in developing your business plan – find out how to guide your business to success by developing your business’s roadmap to success.  Location:  Lehigh Acres Chambers of Commerce, 25 Homestead Road Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936.  Investment $25.00

Fort Myers, FL: Thursday, 12/4/2014, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. – Cloud Computing with Certified IT Expert, Marc Farron.  Cloud computing is using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to manage, store, and/or process data, rather than a local in-house.  Cloud computing can save you money, secure your data, and decreases redundancies.  As a business owner you have to know what you need so you can make the right choice for your business’s IT infrastructure.  Marc will show you how to leverage the cloud for your business. Location: The Atrium – Osprey Room, 8695 College Pkwy., Ste. 1181, Fort Myers, FL 33919.  Investment $25.00

Port Charlotte, FL: Friday, 12/12/2014, 9 a.m. to noon. What Your Business Needs to Know About Sales Ta! As a business owner, do you know what your liabilities are for collecting and paying Florida sales tax?  What you don’t know will hurt your business.  Join expert, Fredrica Cosper,  and 20-year veteran from the Florida Department of Revenue, to find out what you may not know about your businesses sales tax liabilities and why you have to action now. Location:  Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, 2702 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952.  This is a no-cost workshop.

To register for these and other upcoming workshops, visit http://www.sbdcseminars.org or call 239.745.3700 to register by phone today.

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.].