Journey from Business Start-Up to Success with the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P)

Limited seating available for Dress for Success SW Florida’s business conference

Fort Myers, FL, July 20, 2016 --( Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P), a conference and networking event for women who would like to start their own business, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at the Dress for Success SW Florida Career Center, 12995 Cleveland Ave., Suite 153 in Fort Myers. Limited seating is available for this dynamic presentation, featuring four accomplished local business leaders providing the information, resources and confidence to get attendees’ dreams off the ground.

The E$P Dream Team includes Gail Markham, founding partner of public accounting and business consulting firm Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company; Barbara Melvin, owner of BMR-Melvin Consulting; Attorney Christina Harris Schwinn of Pavese Law Firm; and Connie Ramos-Williams, President and Chief Marketing Officer of CONRIC PR & Marketing. Markham will speak on entrepreneurship and accounting. Small business loans will be the focus of Melvin’s presentation. Ramos-Williams will address marketing on a shoestring budget. Schwinn will discuss the ins and out of incorporation, plus intellectual property and employment law.

All attendees will receive a certificate of completion. A suggested donation of $20 includes lunch. Registration is required. Please call or email Susanne at (239) 689-4992 or

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Program is presented in partnership with Title Sponsor CONRIC PR & Marketing and Lunch Sponsor Markham, Norton, Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. Other sponsors include First Florida Integrity Bank and Pavese Law Firm.

About Dress for Success SW Florida
Dress for Success SW Florida is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 141 cities in 19 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency, while providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring. The Fort Myers location of Dress for Success SW Florida is 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Suite 153, Fort Myers in the Pinebrook Plaza. The Naples location is 9015 Strada Stell Court, Suite 205. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida, email
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Melanie Thomas