Monday, January 22, 2007

Get Legal Advice for Pennies . . . on the Dollar


Be sure to register for the Entrepreneur's Law School that will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

You will benefit from the top legal minds in Southwest Florida for one low price. (It's a fraction of what you would normally pay in their hourly fees.) You get to ask questions and receive instruction on the most critical legal elements of running a successful small business.

Don't delay. Sign up now: http://cli.fgcu.edu/sbdc


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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Get Ready . . .

We have some wonderful seminars slated for the last three months of the years - one in particular could open up an extra stream of income for your business. So hold on tight. This is going to be a fun ride! (Please note: We will now offer some of our seminars at the Cape SBDC in Spanish as well.)

Saturday, October 7, 2006
9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Sitio Web Clásico Por Menos de $300

Saturday, October 21, 2006
9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. – World-Class Web sites for Under $300

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Cash for the Holidays! How to Sell on eBay

Thursday, November 9, 2006
7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Six Steps to a Better Business

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - High-Impact Marketing Communications for Under $400

To sign up visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/cob/cli3/events/sbdc.asp


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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Financial Seminar

My friend and colleague Mark Farron of Kent Technologies will be holding a seminar that may help you save time and increase employee efficiency!

Leveraging and Managing the Mobile and Tele-Worker

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be included.

Where: Holiday Inn at the Bell Tower, Fort Myers

Speaker: Tom Petry, IT Manager, Collier County School District

RSVP is REQUIRED
To RSVP: Log on to http://www.kenttech.com/seminar or call 1-877-KENTTECH x4370


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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Photos from the Six Steps to a Better Business Seminar

Seminar presenter Heather Christie of Action International and seminar attendee Doug.

Attendees Zach, Harry, Youselande and Kettely have a post-seminar chat with Action International coach Jonathan


Attendees Blanca (left) and Jackie (right) beside Dan Regelski, Director of the Small Business Development Center at FGCU


Key piece of advice
from the Six Steps to a Better Business seminar presented by Action International: You must plan for business success.

Sign up to attend the Cape SBDC Business Plan series now by visiting: http://www.fgcu.edu/cob/cli3/events/sbdc.asp


The #1 Mistake Small Business Owners Make – And How YOU Can Avoid It


The number one business mistake made today: failing to write a business plan. To make this important process easier, we’ve developed a clear, step-by-step plan for writing each part of a business plan, from the executive summary to the earnings projections.

Your Own Team of Experienced Business Plan Advisors
We’ve also assembled a team of certified business analysts, CPAs and bank vice presidents who write and/or review business plans on a daily basis. Like having your own team of experienced advisors, these experts will answer your questions and share real-life examples of what works when creating a business plan.

Four-Week Business Plan Series: Program Details
August 3
Purpose of a Business Plan
Objectives - Business Description
Instuctor: Dan Regelski, Director of FGCU/SBDC

August 10
Competitive Analysis
Marketing and Management
Instructor: Lisa Sparks, Certified Business Analyst, FGCU/SBDC

August 17
Financial Overview
Forecasting and Cash Flow
Instructor: Karen Mosteller, Partner, Markham, Norton, Mosteller Wright & Co P.A.

August 24
Business Plan Presentation
How the Lender Reviews Your Plan
Instructor: Nancy Limb, Bank of America

Sign up for this informative seminar series today.

Reserve Your Seat(s): Online http://cli.FGCU.edu/sbdc or by Telephone: 239-225-4220

Cost: $199.00 – 2nd Person $99 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Cape SBDC, 1020 Cultural Park Blvd. S. #3, Cape Coral, FL 33990

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Thursday, July 06, 2006

2006 Blue Chip Award





The Blue Chip Award is made possible by the Oswald Trippe and Company Inc. It is for owners of small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success.

If you would like more information, including the history of the award, the hall of fame, and an application, please click on the link below.

http://bluechipinformation.pbwiki.com/


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