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SBDC Local Small Business Resources

Business Continuation
Prepare, recover and become more resilient from man-made or natural disasters

Capital Access
Locate, prepare and obtain financing

Data & Business Intelligence
Get access to powerful research insights so you can make intelligent business decisions.

Government Contracting
Get assistance in navigating and winning government contracts.

Growth Acceleration
Find new market opportunities. Uncover hidden profits and create sustainable growth.

International Trade
Go global. Get equipped with intelligence, tools and training to succeed abroad.

We provide the tools, strategies, and expertise to help Florida’s business community thrive. Schedule a no-cost, confidential, one-on-one session today!

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency was created in 1984 by the City of Fort Myers, FL, under Florida Statute Chapter 163, to formulate a plan and strategy for the revitalization of the Downtown River District. The Fort Myers CRA has continued to grow, and redevelopment areas have been added throughout the city.
Today, the agency oversees 12 redevelopment areas within the Fort Myers City limits. The Fort Myers CRA along with the city’s Community Development Division, prepare plans for the revitalization of each area and coordinate the implementation of the plan’s recommendations.
Tax Increment Funds (TIF) generate by each area, combined with other funding sources are used to upgrade the public infrastructure and to stimulate redevelopment in the area it is generated from.

Emerge SWFL

Where emerging technology and community leaders unite to transform the future of local business.

COVID Resource Page for Business Owners

Technology and Marketing Consulting

Tech Startup and Entrepreneur Ecosystem

Local Network of Premier B2B Vendors


SCORE’s Small Business Services

SCORE provides a wide range of services to established and budding business owners alike, including:

Entrepreneurs can access free, confidential business mentoring in person at more than 250 local chapters or remotely via email, phone and video. SCORE mentors, all experts in entrepreneurship and related fields, meet with their small business clients on an ongoing basis to provide continued advice and support. Get connected with a mentor.

Webinars and Courses on Demand
SCORE regularly offers free online workshops on topics ranging from startup strategies to marketing and finance. Attendees can watch webinars live, or view recordings online on their own time. We also offer interactive courses on demand, so you can walk through each module at your own pace. Register for an upcoming LIVE webinar, explore our past webinar recordings and take our courses on demand.

Library of online resources
Business owners can also benefit from SCORE’s extensive collection of eguides, templates, checklists, blogs, videos, infographics and more. We strive to provide the most relevant and current educational content to help small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed. Check out our library of resources.

Local events
Many local SCORE chapters hold free or low-cost in-person workshops and roundtable discussions covering a range of topics. Find a local workshop near you.

Lee County EDO

The mission of the Lee County Economic Development Office is to assist out of market businesses looking to relocate or expand into Lee County, as well as to work with local Lee businesses to foster growth and expansion.

The Economic Development Office also supports Lee County’s Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation, and the Industrial Development Authority.

SWFL Community Foundation

Our mission is to cultivate regional change for the common good.

Collective Leadership

Concierge of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Capacity

Our ambition is a more vibrant community that will continually address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties in Southwest Florida.

We invite you to join our family and invest in the community with us!

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