There’s been a sweep of new businesses and entrepreneurial endeavors that have propelled younger professionals outside of “traditional” work settings and work environments of their own.
SWFL may not be the first area that comes to mind when you think of an area that is booming with young people creating opportunities for themselves and those around them, but you may want to start thinking of our community as one of those areas where younger entrepreneurs can thrive.
At “ Millennial Talks “, Downtown Fort Myers’ Millennial Brewing Company welcomed entrepreneurs from all over SWFL (and entrepreneurs of all ages) to share in challenges and triumphs of running a business.
We inquired as to why this matters. Why was it important to have an event that focused on entrepreneurship for local millennials and not for entrepreneurs in general?
Rafael Feliciano, co-founder of the The Food Idea Group , “Millennial Talks” guest speaker and panelist told us that people shouldn’t be dissuaded by the name of the event – all business owners were welcomed to come. He feels that younger entrepreneurs need to share challenges and triumphs with each other, as well as with community influencers of all ages.
“That is why it is important that people connect to the community, know who the business owners are, and hopefully build a network that will allow them to surpass their goals as well.”
The next “Millennial Talks” event will be held on January 23rd at 6 p.m.