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4 Low-Cost Business Ideas

Posted on: 12/05/2016 7:21 pm

There are many advantages and disadvantages to entrepreneurship and, unfortunately, not everyone has it in them to become an entrepreneur. Becoming an entrepreneur is quite a financial undertaking and it comes with high risk and poses a great challenge for many. If you are an individual that’s entrepreneurial-minded, you’ll need to focus on all the […]

Finding Start-up Capital in Southwest Florida

Posted on: 12/01/2016 7:17 pm

Do you have an amazing idea for a startup in Bonita Springs, Florida, but limited capital to get it off the ground? We meet with many business-minded individuals with ambitious and adventurous business ideas that would blossom here in Southwest Florida, but unfortunately, they lack the capital to get started. Here’s a look at what […]

20-Point Start-up Business Checklist

Posted on: 11/29/2016 7:11 pm

If you’re getting ready to launch a start-up business, you’ve likely already figured out that it’s not as easy as it might at first seem. Hopefully, at this point, you’ve already determined what type of business you want to operate and what you’d like to accomplish. If you haven’t made it that far, you’ll want […]

Factors That Contribute to Successful Growth in Southwest Florida

Posted on: 11/17/2016 1:00 am

Here in Southwest Florida, we are lucky to be exposed to so many innovative businesses, such as global brands, Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses, and fast-growing startups. Across all industries in our region, we come across promising businesses on a daily basis. But, today we’d like to highlight one specific family-owned business that is standing […]

3 Tips to Help You Start Your Own Business

Posted on: 11/14/2016 7:16 pm

If you’ve been working toward starting your own business, you may start to feel overwhelmed by all of the decisions, considerations, and dedication required in getting your own business up and running. While it is completely normal to feel overwhelmed and perhaps even a bit discouraged, following these three tips can help ease off the […]

Why You Should Hire Millennials for Your Startup

Posted on: 11/04/2016 12:30 pm

The millennial generation is often the recipient of a lot of flak from older generations — regularly, millennials are called entitled, lazy, and self-absorbed. But the reality is, whether or not you believe the generation embodies those negative attributes, they will determine our future, and there are several reasons why you should hire millennials for […]

5 Things to Add to Your Employee Motivation Checklist

Posted on: 10/31/2016 12:30 pm

For employers, motivating employees can sometimes be a tall order. In 2015, only 32 percent of employees reported that they were engaged, according to a Gallup poll. Reports from 2016 have shown little change. That means a majority of workers are disengaged in the work they do, which means those employees likely won’t be putting […]

Envirostruct – A Bonita Springs Success Story

Posted on: 10/21/2016 1:00 am

In our region, specifically in Bonita Springs and Estero, we have a flourishing start-up business community. In the last decade, we’ve seen amazing growth in the start-up community here and would like to highlight the courage and innovation of one specific firm, Envirostruct. This month, we had the pleasure of interviewing Neil Simon, president of […]

5 Networking Events for New Business Owners in Bonita Springs and Estero

Posted on: 10/05/2016 2:51 pm

For any new business owner in Bonita Springs and Estero, finding opportunities to network and make new connections can be a challenge. Where do you begin? It’s a question that is often asked by new business owners who seek to increase connections and network with local business owners. But as a new business, you will likely have to […]

5 Easy Marketing Ideas for New Bonita Springs Businesses

Posted on: 09/30/2016 2:17 pm

When you start a new business in Bonita Springs, one of the most important facets of running your business will be marketing. You absolutely must get your name out there to prospective customers and others in the industry to establish a great reputation and customer base. Here are some marketing ideas that can help jump […]