#GivingTuesday for the greater good
#GivingTuesday for the greater good

#GivingTuesday for the greater good, beyond the conspicuous consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, toward building a better world for all its people. Giving Tuesday the day (month,  year) when our better angels take the reins of our pocketbooks and donate money, time, resources to nonprofit organizations in our own communities working to make […]

Give your money Dec. 1 on #GivingTuesday
Give your money Dec. 1 on #GivingTuesday

Oh sure, you can spend your hard-earned money on Black Friday or Cyber Monday and you can give your money Dec. 1 on #GivingTuesday – and help make the world a better place. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving […]

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday 2015?
Are you ready for #GivingTuesday 2015?

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday 2015? Are you in the planning stages of this year’s start of the year-end campaigns? If you work for a small organization, these national campaigns happening on the social web, might seem quite daunting to you and you might be afraid you not be able to pull it off. It’s […]

Rebranding government agencies requires precision, tenacity.
Rebranding government agencies requires precision, tenacity.

Rebranding any company or entity is a difficult task on any level but rebranding a government agency requires precise attention to detail and tight coordination behind the scenes. Florida’s job and unemployment agency – now called CareerSourceFlorida – started its rebranding in January to the current name from the former Workforce Development Board, known in […]

Relevanza's Birgit Pauli-Haack explains blogging. It's not that hard!
Relevanza's Birgit Pauli-Haack explains blogging. It's not that hard!

Sure, you know your business or institution needs to be blogging on a regular basis, updating your website with fresh, new content.  But what in the world can you write about?  Relevanza's Birgit Pauli-Haack will explain it all July 18 and give you 51 good ideas for updated content when the Southwest Florida Small Business […]

Pam Oakes, auto mechanic, is the 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida!
Pam Oakes, auto mechanic, is the 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida!

She began her auto repair business in Fort Myers (Florida) in 1995 and today she is the 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida.  That's right…"she"…"auto mechanic." Get over it.  Pam Oakes, owner and founder of Pam's Motor City Tire & Auto Center was named Southwest Florida's Distinguished Entrepreneur for 2013 to wild cheers and applause at […]

Sponsors support 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida
Sponsors support 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida

The 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida will be: a jewelry designer and maker, a distributor and marketer of Stevia products; a large auto repair shop or an industrial sized turbine maintenance company. This year's four finalists include:  Mark Loren, owner of Mark Loren Designs, Ft. Myers. FL. Ben Fleischer, owner of Pyure Brands, Naples, FL. Pamela Oakes, owner of Pam’s […]

Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida – May 22!

All the endless hours of toil, sweat, anxiety and perseverance will pay off May 22 when one of four finalists is named the 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida.  The elegant banquet at which the winner will be named is set for May 22 at Florida Gulf Coast University's Cohen Center. Tickets are available here. This […]

Finalists named for 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida.
Finalists named for 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida.

We know this much for sure: the 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida will be a jewelry designer and maker, a distributor and marketer of Stevia products; a large auto repair shop or an industrial sized turbine maintenance company.  The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, which will present the winner of the 2013 Distinguished […]

Relevanza's Pauli-Haack taking SoMe excitement, knowledge to Hodges University
Relevanza's Pauli-Haack taking SoMe excitement, knowledge to Hodges University

Relevanza co-founder, Birgit Pauli-Haack, is once again taking her knowledge and skill in social media on the road – this time to Hodges University. In a presentation set for April 30, Pauli-Haack will explain social media’s role, advantages and opportunities in today’s business world. You can also join us each Friday @ Noon for an […]