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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact: Debra Donatto

April 5, 2024                                                              Director of Communications

Goodwill Industries of SWFL

(239) 995-2106, ext. 2254

Fort Myers Small Business class now accepting applications

Fort Myers, FL – Individuals thinking about starting their own business, but need some mentoring, are invited to apply to the Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute, scheduled for April 15 – May 23, 2024.

The MicroEnterprise Institute is a six-week training program to help emerging entrepreneurs start new ventures and grow small businesses. Graduates complete a comprehensive training course and prepare a solid plan to guide their start-up.  They work with mentors who are successful businesspeople and hear from subject matter experts in areas of accounting, legal, marketing, insurance, and funding.

An easy-to-use workbook, used by organizations across America, assists in transforming vision into a plan for a successful business. Classes are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings at Keiser University, 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers. 

A recent program graduate says, “This course helped me organize and plan the steps for creating my business. Coming in, I had no idea how to start a business that would lead to success, and now I have that.” 

To apply, visit, or call (239) 995-2106 ext. 2215.  The session is $80; Volunteer hours can be substituted for the fee if income requirements are met. For more information, email Sandra Plazas at [email protected]. Attendance is limited, sign up now.

The nonprofit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida administrates the Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute. It is part of Goodwill’s mission of providing life-changing opportunities toward independence for those with disabilities and disadvantages. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit

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