Lee County Small Business Owners Wear Many Hats

smallbizYour title might be CEO, but if you’re like many small business owners in Lee County, you find yourself being a customer service rep, sales associate, marketing manager, IT director, or accountant.

The success of your business hinges on your ability to wear multiple hats. At times, that can turn even the most capable person into an overwhelmed entrepreneur. That’s where the LEARN Network can help.

The Lee Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Resource Network was created to help small businesses thrive. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of any economy. Statistically, small businesses provide between 70-80% of new jobs in a community.

If you are thinking about starting a business or growing your existing one, the LEARN Network can help you succeed. LEARN experts assist with critical building blocks such as writing a business plan, hiring talent, qualifying for a loan, maximizing social media, and so much more

“LEARN” is an exciting new partnership between the Lee County Economic Development Office and the following Partner organizations:
* Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University
* School of Business Florida Southwestern State College
* Southwest Florida SCORE
* Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc.
* United Way
* SWFL Community Foundation
* SWFL MicroEnterprise/Goodwill
* Fort Myers Technical College
* Lee County Library System
* Keiser University
* SWFL Enterprise Center
* Hodges University
* Fusion Pointe

The collaborative power of LEARN creates a one-stop-shop for business owners and streamlines the services offered to help them succeed.

If you are thinking about starting a business or growing an existing one, please come to the LEARN Kickoff on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 830am during the Horizon Council General Membership Meeting. The meeting will be held at Harborside Event Center and will include a panel discussion featuring the LEARN founding partners. Immediately following the meeting the LEARN expo will take place from 930-11am.
There are ways to overcome the challenge of wearing many hats. Recognizing that you can’t do it all on your own is the first step. Getting help is the second. Let LEARN work to find the hat that’s right for you. Visit www.LEARNswfl.com!

If you feel like you’re wearing “too many hats, the LEARN Network can help, please contact Rachel Busch, [email protected], (239) 533-6816 or visit www.LEARNswfl.com

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