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Jacksonville slated for free forum for Women’s Small Business Month

Jacksonville is one of several sites that will host a free forum for Women’s Small Business Month, hosted by Florida CFO Alex Sink’s Department of Financial Services.  The forum will take place Oct. 29, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at FDLE Training Center, 921 North Davis Street, Building E, Jacksonville.

Co-sponsors of the forums are the Small Business Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, local colleges and universities, and chambers of commerce.

The forums, part of the CFO’s Family Fiscal Fitness initiative, began Oct. 20 and continue through the end of the month.  Forums are being held in Stuart, North Cape Coral, Daytona Beach, Tampa, and Jacksonville. So far this year, the Department has provided more than 380 free Family Fiscal Fitness workshops for families, seniors, students, and small businesses. 

Following is the schedule for the Women’s Small Business Month forums:

• Oct. 20, 2010. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chastain Campus, Indian River State College, Wolf High Technology Center, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart.

• Oct. 22, 2010. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., University of Central Florida-Daytona Beach, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Bldg. 150, Room 101, Daytona Beach.

• Oct. 26, 2010 – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lee County Economic Development Center, 12800 University Drive #300, Lee County Economic Development Center, Fort Myers.

• Oct. 27, 2010 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Hillsborough County Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, 3402 N. 22nd Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Tampa.

• Oct. 29, 2010 – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., FDLE Training Center, 921 North Davis Street, Building E, Jacksonville.

These forums are open to any business owner seeking assistance.  For all of DFS’ outreach events call (850) 413-3089 or toll-free at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236).


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