MicroEnterprise Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
The Cape Coral Economic Development Office has linked arms with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to promote a new program that seeks to help aspiring entrepreneurs to become successful new business owners. The MicroEnterprise Program is aimed toward creating jobs and providing business and management training and mentoring plus real world vetting of potential business ideas and plans.
Successful graduates will be considered for access to competitive business loans up to thirty-thousand dollars. Statistically, most business startups achieve only a 20% success rate during a five-year period. This program is expected to achieve a 98% success rate based on their experiences in other locations.
Specifically, this project is designed to help individuals with low to moderate income levels and other disadvantages (including unemployment and underemployment). Local residents can find out more by viewing a related EDO program on CapeTV (Channel 98) or find more information on the Goodwill Industries website.