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Women’s business education series to benefit FGCU

September 28, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Find out what it takes to start a business or build business skills by attending a five-part series beginning tonight, Sept. 29.

Hosted by Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A., in conjunction with the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, the educational series will provide business-minded women with tools and resources to ensure success.

The five individual programs will cover topics such as understanding legal entities and taxation, how to prepare a business plan and budget, methods for raising capital, obtaining financing and insurance, branding and marketing your business, be-coming an employer and human resources issues.

Speakers scheduled for the series to-date include Robbie Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank; Denise Wheeler of Roetzel & Andress; Melinda Isley APR, partner with Gravina Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations; and Erin Houck-Toll of Henderson Franklin Starnes and Holt PA.

The series topics are:

- Sept 29: Understanding Legal Entities & Taxation

- Oct. 6: Preparing a Business Plan & Budgeting

- Oct. 13: Raising Capital, Obtaining Financing & Insurance

- Oct. 20: Branding and Marketing Your Business

- Oct. 27: Becoming an Employer & HR Issues

The Women in Business education series will be held every Thursday, beginning Sept. 29 and continuing through Oct. 27 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company at 8961 Conference Drive, Suite 1 in Fort Myers.

Registration is $100 for the series or $25 for each program. Space is limited to 25.

All proceeds from the education series will benefit the Women in Business scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Register at 239-433-5554 or



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