Investing in programs that boost entrepreneurship in Southwest Florida is one of our key priorities. Our B3 for Women and Kiva U.S loans programs work to eliminate the barriers to economic and social equality by helping local women entrepreneurs access interest-free capital and entrepreneurial resources. To celebrate Women's History Month we're highlighting some of our past program participants and celebrating the work they're doing to shape Southwest Florida's business landscape.
Have you ever wondered if this is the time to start your own business?
Why Now? There are three great reasons why now is the best time to start a business.
First, our community needs you! There are many women-owned businesses in Florida, but they don’t make-up enough of our economy.
We’re thrilled to announce that with the support of the Women’s Foundation and the team of Southwest Florida lenders we have helped fund two recent Kiva U.S. loans for two local women.
Read on to see how they are both turning their passion into a business and how you can do the same!