Business Events and Webinars

May 13, 2021

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Find Great Information And Resources To Help Your Business Grow And Thrive


Content Marketing that Connects with your Customers, will be held on May 5th at 3PM EST. This presentation, hosted by Staples Connect™ and wiseHer, provides insight on how to create marketing collateral that connects with your customers. Emily Aborn, founder and owner of She Built This, will lead this workshop for small business owners who are ready to effectively get their message out.

Roadmap for Rebuilding: Maximize Your Marketing, will be held on May 6th at 12PM EST. The U.S. National Chamber of Commerce and Staples Connect™ come together to host a panel discussion that helps you define your audience, build a cutting-edge marketing plan, and amplify your reach through social media.

Visit to learn more and to sign up for the events.

SCORE Southwest Florida

Click here for more information or to register for any of these webinars. SCORE also has a library of recorded webinars and courses on demand.

Volunteering in 2021 – How it Can Help Small Businesses Grow in Your Community
April 8, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Your Money. Your Business. Your Life.- Funding and Financing Your Black-Owned Business
April 13, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

What the Most Successful Businesses Are Doing in 2021 – Trends You’ll Want to Jump on Now
April 20, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Reach Customers Online with Google
April 22, 2021, 2:00pm EDT

Plan Your Website for Online Success
April 27, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

From Veteran to Entrepreneur – Starting Your Own Business
May 4, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Generational Marketing – Reach & Acquire 4 Generations of Customers in Today’s Business Landscape
May 6, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Lower Your Cost of Doing Business with a Solid Supply Chain Management Strategy
May 13, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

What Business Owners MUST Know About the Mental Health Outcomes from COVID
May 18, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

From Solopreneur to Wealth and Freedom – How to Avoid the Solopreneur’s Trap
May 20, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

5 Steps to Plug the Hidden Money Leaks and Skyrocket Your Company’s Revenue
May 27, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely
June 17, 2021, 2:00pm EDT

Small Business Development Center At FGCU

Click here to register for any of these events. If you have difficulty signing up please contact Julio Estremera at [email protected].

Senator Marco Rubio to Host Virtual Small Business Resiliency Conference

Florida’s small businesses are invited to register for the Virtual Small Business Resiliency Conference: Sustain the Pivot, a no-cost event hosted by the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and the Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. The event will take place May 18-19, 2021.

This multi-day virtual conference will equip Florida’s small businesses with the strategies and resources needed to navigate the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and connect them with resource providers who can aid in their long-term recovery.

The event will feature presentations from Florida SBDC Network business consultants on topics including marketing, cybersecurity, capital access, and human resources. Consultants will share business insights and discuss how attendees can leverage the network’s service offering of no-cost consulting, training, and resources. Each half-day session will conclude with a post-event presentation in Spanish.

For more information, and to register by the May 13 deadline, please visit For questions, please contact Allison Romer at [email protected].

Minority and Small Business Boot Camp

An 11 session webinar series designed to educate minority and small businesses regarding information integral to growth and success. Each 1-hour long session will provide small business owners, staff, and team members who support them with the resources needed to create, maintain and grow a successful business. This one-time registration will allow attendees to participate in all 11 sessions.

April 7 – August 25, 2021

Distinguished Entrepreneur

You are invited to join us and countless other SW Florida small businesses at the beautiful via LiveStream to celebrate small businesses in SW Florida.

Reserve Your Spot Today, Tickets On Sale Now and this year they are free!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 6 – 7 PM.

Lean Canvas: Your 20-Minute Business Plan

May 4, 2021 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Business Model Canvas class will help you to quickly develop a portable, 1-page business plan structured to validate your business model, prioritize where to start, and understand the key metrics that will keep your business on track.

Library Series: Overview of Doing Business with the Federal Government

May 24, 2021 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Overview on contracting, grants, and pricing with the Federal Government. Federal Government Contracting is a $600 billion dollar a year market.

This event runs from April 8, 2021 to August 25, 2021.

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