Southwest Florida SCORE - Fort Myers & Lee County

Providing FREE Mentoring, Low Cost and Free Workshops and Other Resources to establish and manage a successful business in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, LaBelle and surrounding areas in Lee and Hendry Counties.

SCORE Mentors...with experience in virtually every business category you can imagine help with:

  • Business plan development, sales and marketing strategies
  • Financing, taxes and E-commerce
  • Management, administrative and operational procedures
  • Ongoing advice to help your decision making
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Workshops and Events

SCORE counselors and local business owners with a specific area of expertise conduct a variety of very popular, regularly scheduled, low-cost and free educational seminars for establishing and managing a successful small business.



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Free Resources

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.



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Local SW FL Resources

Links to federal, state and local resources help you start or expand your business. Federal Read more


Business & Financial Planning Templates

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Read more


Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models.  It is a visual chart with elements describing Read more

2018 Business of the Year

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Stacey Kroll and Stephanie Steffens
Owners, Sisters For Seniors

Formed in 2014, SFS is a family owned & operated business providing exceptional in-home companion and homemaker services for seniors.

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2018 Veteran Business of the Year

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Charles Gilbert
Owner, C.W. Gilbert Construction

CW Gilbert Construction Company specializes in structural concrete, masonry and interior carpentry work.

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2018 Entreprenuer of the Year

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Jeff Becker
Owner, Can Do U

Jeff created the "Can Do U" high school program that encourages students to become their best selves.

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Upcomming Events

ENGAGE HENDRY – a Learning Series provided by the Hendry EDC

The Hendry County EDC has partnered with SCORE for our first ENGAGE HENDRY Learning Series to provide a free customer service training opportunity in Hendry County.  The BASICS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE workshops will be held at the Barron Library on August 15th (see more) and at the Clewiston Library on August 29th (see more).


Presented by the Hendry & Glades Economic Development Councils - September 30th at the Glades County Regional Training Center (see more).