The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute is a training program to help emerging entrepreneurs start new ventures and grow small businesses. Graduates work with mentors who are successful businesspersons. This session was the first MicroEnterprise class to focus primarily on the child care industry.
Jill Corbett and Dorothy Browning facilitated the class.
Graduates Rachel Addison, Yoland Chapman, Ashley Cosby, Barbara Folley, Zoila Infante, Rachel Peacock, Laureen Preston, Tonya Rodreguez, Latoya Williams, and Tatiana Pereda were all on hand to receive their certificates symbolizing their completion of the small business training course. Mary Marion also completed the course but, was not present at the graduation.
“I know from personal experience that the training you just completed can be challenging,”
Ziegler is CEO and owner of Ashbel’s Garden, Inc. and a graduate of the MicroEnterprise program. Ashbel’s Garden is a non-profit business in Lehigh Acres that is designed to give special needs and under-privileged community resident’s sustainable skills and to give back to the community through a community garden.
“Goodwill is a wonderful resource,” explained Ziegler. “Get in touch with them if you get stuck.”
The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute is administrated by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and is part of Goodwill’s mission to provide life-changing opportunities to people with disabilities and disadvantages. To learn more about the SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute, please visit www.goodwillswfl.org/
For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org.