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Goodwill Industries of SWFL

(239) 995-2106, ext. 2254

Lee County Small Business class beginning in October

Applications are being accepted now

Fort Myers, FL – Individuals who are thinking about starting their own business or strengthening an existing and need some mentoring are invited to apply to the Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute, scheduled for October  – November 10, 2023.

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 or strengthen a business.  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, assist in transforming vision into a plan for a successful business. Classes scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings at Hodges University, 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.  Attendance limited, sign up now.

Recent program graduate says, “This course helped me to organize and plan out 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 April Williams at

The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute is administrated by the nonprofit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, and 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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