GrowFL Helps Businesses Address Growth Challenges

Expert Panel Presents Finance Strategies for Second-Stage Growth Companies

As the leader of a growth company one of your main challenges is financing that growth.  GrowFL is bringing together experts in the field of finance to help businesses navigate this often demanding and taxing landscape. Business leaders and CFOs are encouraged to attend an interactive session designed to help companies develop a plan to achieve working capital, manage cash flow, secure traditional financing, and leverage alternative forms of financing for inventory purchases.

Finance Strategies for Second-Stage Growth Companies
June 3, 2015
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The News-Press
2442 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901
$10 per person

The panel features Ryan Ayres, Business Acquisition Manager (Southwest Florida) and Vice President of Business Banking for Wells Fargo, and Chris Collins, Vice President and Business Development Officer for LSQ Funding.  As a Business Acquisition Manager, Ayres leads a team of four Business Development Officers in Southwest Florida to acquire new business banking clients with revenues up to $25MM. Collins is primarily responsible for business development throughout the state of Florida.  His diversified finance industry experience includes management and business development positions with leading national commercial asset based lenders.

“Healthy growth is imperative to the success and sustainability of emerging enterprises,” explains Tammie Nemecek, Director of GrowFL.  “We are excited to bring together two experts with a plethora of experience in helping businesses develop viable and achievable plans for growth.”



About GrowFL:

GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida.  By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research, Peer Learning and Leadership Development, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.  GrowFL has assisted more than 800 companies through the Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs and recognized 200 successful entrepreneurs through the annual awards program, Florida Companies to Watch.  Learn more at