EDC and GrowFL team up

Bonita Spring Estero Economic Development Council and GrowFL are teaming up to bring you a program designed exclusively for second-stage growth companies in Southwest Florida.  The program includes:

  • Strategic Research Marketing and Sales Expansion
  • Peer Learning CEO Roundtables and Forums
  • Leadership Development Education

Second-stage companies ideally suited for this program have between 6 and 150 employees, generate $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue and have a desire and intent to grow.

The program curriculum offers a variety of options that provide a CEO and their sales and marketing teams with both in person and virtual programs designed to help drive business improvement and revenue growth. Programming can be customized based on the needs of the business. The costs for each program offering are noted below; companies can apply for state grant funding to reimburse up to 50% of the cost of the program.

Program Offerings:

Strategic Research Marketing & Sales Expansion
Strategic Research offers the capabilities of a Fortune 500 market research team to provide data on new markets, improvements to sales and marketing strategy and improved online presence. This program begins in January 2017 with an introductory course and is followed by monthly virtual meetings and data reporting in February, March, April, May and June

Cost: $7,500

CEO Roundtables
PeerSpectives CEO Roundtables give participants the opportunity to discuss business practices and management strategies with peer CEOs who deal with similar growth challenges. CEO Roundtables meet the 4th Thursday of each month.

Cost: $3,500

The CEO Forum
The CEO Forum provides new perspectives on management techniques through the eyes of established business owners who have grown their companies into a more advanced stage of business development. CEOs and other company executives discuss the issues and challenges that confront growing companies. Program occurs quarterly in September, December, March and June.

Cost: $15

Want more information or are you ready to sign up?

To apply to participate in the Southwest Florida Business Growth Program, please complete the information below. You will need your most recent employment and revenue, as well as your employer identification number. Once your information is received, we will contact you to discuss the next steps. We look forward to working with you.

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