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FGCU Small Business Development Center Hires Special Projects Consultant for South Fort Myers Area

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) recently hired Dave Arseneau as special projects consultant who will be responsible for the Growth Acceleration Program in South Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Estero areas.

Arseneau will assist businesses through individualized, in-depth consultations for the small business owner.

Earlier in his career, Arseneau established the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Eastern Illinois University. He also taught upper division classes for almost 30 years at the university. He currently serves as adjunct professor at FGCU, teaching a course in family business. He received his MBA from Northern Illinois University.

Now in its second year, the Growth Acceleration Program provides consultants to conduct business health assessments on growing businesses through ongoing confidential consultation.

To make an appointment to meet with Arseneau, or to find out if a business qualifies for the Growth Acceleration Program, contact the SBDC office at 239-745-3700.

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is a dynamic community-based resource, which helps small business owners take advantage of new opportunities to grow their business through a diverse collection of programs and services. The SBDC is located in FGCU's Center for Leadership & Innovation, the external administrative unit of the Lutgert College of Business, providing a unique collaboration between the College of Business faculty, students and small business owners. The Center serves a five-county area and provides no cost business assistance through various partner locations in Southwest Florida.

For more information, contact Regional Director for SBDC Dan Regelski at 239-745-3705 or

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