The Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) Holds Seminar for Women Who Want to Start their Own Business

Central Bank sponsors Dress for Success SW Florida program for Entrepreneurs

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) will be held for women who would like to start their own business. It is open to the public and will be held from 9am-Noon on Saturday May 10, 2014 at Dress for Success located at 12995 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 152. Registration is required and seating is limited. There is no charge. Call Jen at 239-689-4992 or email for more information.

The mission of E$P is to provide women with information, resources and the tools needed to start a small business. E$P can take a woman on the road to success by teaching basic business skills, reviewing different business opportunities, developing a marketing plan and sharing sources of information.

Central Bank Southwest Florida is proud to announce they are a supporter and sponsor of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program with a donation of $5000 for the one of the highest rated entrepreneurial programs in the community. “Our bank’s partnership with Dress for Success SW Florida is to help and grow the natural entrepreneurs of our community,” states Joanne Show, Vice President, Central Bank.

“We are fortunate to have such wonderful support from our sponsor Central Bank Southwest Florida. Not only are they generous sponsors but actively participate in our entrepreneurial program,” states Barbara Dell.

The three-hour workshop to be held on May 10th includes a presentation on Dress for Success and the Entrepreneurial Spirit as well as other need-to-know information for successfully starting your own business. Joanne Show, Vice President of Central Bank Southwest Florida, will present “Start-up of U,” offering important information on the essential steps to starting a business. Connie Ramos-Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing, will offer tips for developing a marketing strategy for your business in “How to Market Your Own Business.”

As a follow-up to the E$P workshop, attendees will continue receiving ongoing mentoring and networking sessions provided by Dress for Success SW Florida.
About Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. There are 135 Dress for Success locations internationally focusing on providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring for women. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida located at 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers, FL in the Pinebrook Plaza, email, call 239-689-4992 or visit
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