Resources

Pelican Colony Learning Center offers free care to children of police, fire and medical personnel

May 22nd, 2020

RESTART SWFL Fact Sheet

May 22nd, 2020

FGCU pledges to help RESTART SWFL, restore consumer confidence

May 22nd, 2020

Initiative aims to help businesses respond to COVID-19 impact Fort Myers, Fla. – May 19, 2020 – Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is launching RESTART SWFL, an initiative dedicated to helping businesses respond to the impact of COVID-19 on their operations, work force, vendors and customers. “We know that good health makes good business, so […]

Demographics of Lee County

May 7th, 2020

Learn more about our area demographics in this resource from our partners at the Lee County Economic Development Office.

CARES Act and SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loans explained

May 7th, 2020

Read the latest on the CARES Act and SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loans from our partners at the Lee County Economic Development Office here.

Assess your business post COVID-19

May 7th, 2020

SCORE Naples is offering free business assessments to all SWFL businesses – sign up and a SCORE mentor will help you review where your business is now, and recommend specific recovery actions to get back on track: https://conta.cc/2L0BLjf

Connect with a business adviser: SCORE Naples

May 6th, 2020

The SCORE Naples chapter has over 65 experienced advisers with a wide variety of business backgrounds.  In addition to free and confidential face to face counseling, we offer a variety of educational workshops on topics of interest to small businesses. Click here to connect with a business adviser through SCORE Naples.

Training workshops and videos through the SBDC

May 6th, 2020

Training workshops and videos provide current and practical information on business topics ranging from the basics to more advanced business management skills. The depth of our training ensures that business owners and entrepreneurs avail themselves of invaluable insights to help manage and grow a successful business. The training is designed to meet the needs of […]

Grow your business: Free consultations with the SBDC

May 6th, 2020

Florida SBDCs offer access to confidential, no-cost professional business consulting for Floridians who want to grow their business. Our professionally certified business consultants have the knowledge and tools to help emerging and growing businesses design growth strategies and make better business decisions to realize their goals and growth. Our consulting expertise focuses on areas that […]

Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program

May 6th, 2020

Overview from the Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury: The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Small businesses and sole proprietorships can begin to apply on April 3, 2020. Independent contractors and self-employed individuals can begin to apply on April […]