Fort Myers Small Business Class Starts June 20th

Goodwill's MicroEnterprise Institute is accepting applications
By: Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
FORT MYERS, Fla. - May 10, 2022 - PRLog -- Individuals who are thinking about starting their own business but need some mentoring are invited to apply to the Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute, scheduled for June 20th  through July 28th 2022.

As of January 16, 2022, the number of small businesses opening in Florida increased by 9.7 percent compared to January 2020, with total small business revenue also increasing during that period. Florida leads the nation in new business formations, increasing by 61% since 2019. In 2021, Florida saw 114,000 more new businesses than second place state California, despite having a population that is 40% smaller.

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, assist in transforming vision into a plan for a successful business. Classes are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings at Hodges University in Fort Myers.  Attendance is limited, so sign up now.

A 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 Annette Watkins at

The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute is a program offered 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

Debra Donatto
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