Southwest Florida SCORE - Fort Myers & Lee County

Providing FREE Counseling and Low Cost Workshops to new and existing businesses  in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Labelle and surrounding areas in Lee and Hendry Counties

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Lee County Emergency Management seeks business partnerships to aid disaster recovery to share key steps to improve chances for a full recovery following a hurricane or other disaster.  Topics include creating a disaster plan, training the staff and learning what programs should be in the recovery toolbox – SBA Loans or the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, for example. To schedule a presentation from Lee County Emergency Management or learn more about public-private partnerships during disasters, contact Planning Chief Lee Mayfield at (239) 533-0620 or

May 31 - Nomination Deadline for Lee County 2015 Industry Appreciation Awards  Click here for entry form

Jun 4 - Southwest Florida Business MatchMaker Workshop for Florida's woman, veteran and minority business owners.  Click here for info

Jun 8 - July 16 in Collier in Spanish, or July 20 - Aug 27 Fort Myers  Goodwill's MicroEnterprise program is now accepting applications from aspiring small business owners in the SW FL area. Click here for information or call (239) 995-2106 ext 2219  

Shortcut Your Learning Curve...Ask SCORE Mentors for help with:

► Business Plan Development, Sales and Marketing Strategies, Financing Options, Taxes, Management and Administrative Procedures, E-Commerce and solving general business problems.
► Ongoing Entrepreneurial Advice to Build Confidence with your Decision Making.
SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling at your place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.  Click here to schedule a mentoring session today!

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.  Click here for the latest schedule.

Gives you access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools in both English and Spanish, to assist you in starting or growing your business over a wide range of subjects, ranging from our own local Southwest Florida resources, IRS Tax documents, and how to start a business from initial business planning to marketing and sales, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.  Click here for a full list of resources.