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FGCU Small Business Development Center Presents "Ninth Annual Entrepreneur's Law School" Jan. 31

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center offers an opportunity to interact in hour-long sessions with 26 attorneys, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Student Union ballroom, during its ninth annual Entrepreneur's Law School.

Attendees have the opportunity to speak with attorneys and other business professionals about legal issues that are important to the successful management of a small business.

The day consists of concurrent hour-long sessions with attorneys that address the numerous legal aspects of doing business and how to develop strategies to deal with related business challenges, ranging from financial management and tax regulations to business planning, drafting contracts and compliance with employment laws.

Luncheon keynote speaker is attorney Tim Cartwright, the president of Gulf Coast Venture Forum and managing director of Compass Advisory Group. He will be speaking on "The Stress and Frustration of 'Maybe' – Why is raising capital so difficult?" Cartwright will define the capital continuum and discuss the basic principles of a successful capital raising effort.

FGCU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) developed the Entrepreneur's Law School to benefit local business owners. This year, the Entrepreneur’s Law School is sponsored by the law firm of Roetzel and Andress, KeyBank, and BriersCPA.

Full day tuition is $95 pre-registered and $125 paid at the door. Participants can choose to attend eight sessions and have lunch with the attorneys. Half-day sessions are also available. Early registration is now available online at

The SBDC is partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For more information, contact Beth Hagan at (239) 947-8085.

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