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March 2016

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In This Issue

A Cultural Experience

Find out what's in the March issue of Gulfshore Business.

Fine Print

Need to print something in a flash? Check out the ZUta Pocket Printer.

The Buzz: Insider

Learn more about novelist John D. Mills, husband-and-wife photographers Gareth Rockliffe and Jan Soderquist and go back and revisit a 40-Under-40 alum.

Cork and Barrel

Check out Cork and Barrel on San Carlos Blvd. in Fort Myers.

Celebrating Diversity

Southwest Florida provides bountiful opportunities to connect with many diverse individuals and businesses. We are home to immigrants from around the globe—those of Latino, African, Asian and other cultures who reverberate in the arts, education, business, medicine and philanthropy.

Becoming A Self-Made Success

Entrepreneurs start out with a nugget of an idea. A solution to a nagging problem. A service using their expertise. A hankering to turn a hobby into a career. Your next steps could lead to success or failure.

What I Learned: Norman Love

Norman Love, president and founder of Norman Love Confections share his advice about what he has learned starting and maintaining his business.

Ventures Gained

Local programs are available to help budding businesses succeed.

What I Learned: Sandy Stilwell

Sandy Stilwell shares what she has learned about running her business that includes 390 part-time and full-time employees.

Where To Find Start-Up Funding

These routes cold help you secure captial for your venture.

Business Incubators: Speed Up Your Start-Up

Access resources and support and find potential workspaces through these organizations and centers.

What I Learned: Felix Lluberes

Felix Lluberes shares his start-up tips and more.

Hatching Possibilities

Local incubators are helping streamline the startup process and spawn success stories.

Getting Physical

Four Southwest Florida executives reveal workout regimens that help keep their minds and bodies in tip-top shape.

Surviving the Storm

Chasing dollars, much like chasing storms, can be risky for businesses. Storm Smart’s Brian Rist realized the danger after Hurricane Charley in 2004 when demand shot up for its hurricane protection products.

How to Create a Positive Workplace Culture

Establishing a happy and productive office environment, though, is less about the frills and perks and more about focusing on values, accountability and communication that can help you achieve business outcomes.

Top Five Tips For Remarketing

Here are five tips for remarketing your business.

Keeping Its Focus

Adam Hall doesn’t just want to get people’s attention. He also wants to measure it to point out where they lose focus.

Know Your Stuff

Meaningful communication happens when people meet in-person. By literally being in front of someone, you have the ability to guide the conversation to the topics of your choice.

Rochelle Graham-Campbell is a Natural Success

Rochelle Graham-Campbell is a natural success. Melanie Pagan sits down with Graham-Campbell to discuss her business.

A Global Perspective

John Patrick Boland brings a global, and even warzone perspective, to his new job as Lee County’s director of economic development.

Horns of Plenty

She plays with national nonprofit Bugles Across America, performing taps at military funerals.