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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Small Business Development Center Hosts 5-Week Not-for-Profit Workshop

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University, in partnership with Stroemer & Company and Phoenix File & Pagidipati PLLC, hosts a 5-week workshop to help participants discover key strategies for operating a not-for-profit business every Wednesday, July 11 through August 8 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Stroemer & Company office located at 14030 Metropolis Ave., Suite 200, in Fort Myers.

Cost to attend the series is $49, and includes a continental breakfast and certification of completion.

Seating is limited. To register, or for more information, visit or call (239) 745-3700.

Topics will be presented by professionals in their respective fields. The 5-week series teaches proper legal structure and governance; financial structure and compliance; identifying and preventing fraud; fundraising and grant writing; and how to use the internet and learn marketing strategies.

"We are excited to offer this first-time program through the SBDC," said Trish Leonard, marketing director for the SBDC. "We often receive calls from people who want to know how they can start a not-for-profit organization, the pros and cons and legal aspects of it, and where to find the proper resources. We felt this would be a great opportunity to offer a series, and to partner with Stroemer & Company, and File & Pagidipati, who have held these classes before."

For more information, contact Trish Leonard at (239) 745-3706.

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