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FGCU Small Business Development Center Hosts Financial Forensics Workshop "Clues to Making Your Business Profitable"

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center, in partnership with Fifth Third Bank, will host a Financial Forensics Workshop, "Clues to Make Your Business Profitable," designed to help small business owners solve the mysteries that could impact their business, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 22 in the Student Union ballroom, on campus.

Attendees will hear from Fifth Third Bank representatives, as well as representatives from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service and the Small Business Development Center.

Topics include "Understanding and Managing Your Cash Flow," "The 5 C's of Credit," "How to Secure a Small Business Loan," "How to Understand and Manage Your Credit," and "How to Write a Business Plan."

"We are pleased to partner with the SBDC and take part in this important workshop," said David Call, president and chief executive officer, Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). "Fifth Third Bank strives to fully meet the needs of small business owners by offering a wide range of smart solutions to help them manage a successful business, make sound financial business decisions and achieve their dreams."

Cost to attend is $79, and includes continental breakfast and lunch with guest speaker Richard Pegnetter, dean of Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University.

A 50 percent discount will be given to Fifth Third Bank business clients, SBDC clients and FGCU faculty and staff if registered by May 15. Registration can be completed online at , or by calling the SBDC office at (239) 745-3700.

For further information, contact SBDC executive director Dan Regelski at (239) 745-3705.

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