The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University invites you to attend the Annual Access to Capital Fair Friday, August 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Holiday-Inn Airport | FGCU | Fort Myers.

This is a no cost event where attendees will have a wealth of options to explore financing for their business. This year’s theme is “Get Funded” and the team has brought together a multitude of funding resources for your business.

Meet one-on-one with bankers, from banks including Achieva Credit Union, Bank United, CNL, Encore, Fifth Third, Florida Community, JP Morgan Chase, Mutual Omaha, PNC, Suntrust, Suncoast Credit Union, & Wells Fargo.

Learn more about alternatives to traditional bank loans from financiers such as Access Florida Finance, Capflow Funding Group, IDS Corp, Marquette Commercial Finance, OnDeck, United Capital, & The Women’s Foundation of SW Florida.

This year we have an expert crowdfunder joining us. Guest speaker and expert crowdfunder, designer and founder, Kabeer Arora, of Kabaccha Shoes, will tell his story of how he cracked the code on crowdfunding surpassing his $25,000 goal by the first day and later raising $417,000 in capital for his unique Italian shoe business.



Space is limited for the event. Register today online at or contact our office at 239.745.3700.


  1. We would love to attend this event but unfortunately we will be out of town. Is there any way we can get the information on this and the related resources or will this be held again in the near future.. Thanks Kaye

    1. Hi Kaye,
      The Access to Capital is an annual event we usually host in August. We can definitely get you in touch with resources since you will not be able to make the event. Contact our office after the event and ask for Suzanne Specht, 239.745.3700. She is the lead for the event and can help. Thanks for the feedback.

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