All posts by: Keith Bowers

About Keith Bowers

The hot new field of technology startups faces a distressing problem: Women are so underrepresented in these companies’ leadership ranks that less than 10 percent of venture-backed startups are headed by women. 55 women will emerge from a new program, Empowering Women in Technology Startups, or eWiTS, ready to change these statistics — and the world. […]

Internet marketing as a small business owner sure has gotten more complex over the past few years. It used to be that direct mailers and newsletters were the way to go. Then you needed a website and an online presence. Now? Well, turns out it takes a bit of everything to be effective and small […]

I write ‘s Young Entrepreneur column because I believe there are far too few resources directly addressing the nonacademic trials and tribulations young entrepreneurs face along their journey. Whenever possible, I encourage up-and-comers and established entrepreneurs to mentor the next generation of dream-seekers; for it is this insight and insider education that will provide […]

Creating economic opportunities to any existing business owners and perspective entrepreneurs through professional training, consulting and networking. Helping businesses start, grow and succeed are among the specialties that our Consultants will offer here at the Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M University. We invite you to give us a call, set up an appointment […]

The 100-page business plan of yesteryear has been replaced by a briefer, pithier 2.0 version. Use the time you save writing to move past the planning phase and help your company take flight. Read More

Ask yourself, what are some key ways to cut costs for my small business? When a business owner asks this question, my first response is, “Is this what’s most important right now? Don’t get me wrong, though—reducing the amount of money flying out the door is a good strategy, and once I’m sure that slicing […]

TwinkleToes Shoe Boutique opened its doors in Tallahassee, Florida, November 2006 after I retired from the State of Florida. TwinkleToes managed very well, although personal funds were used to stock the business, not knowing there were resources available for small businesses. We managed to survive through 2008-09 when newspapers were released that stated we were […]

In 2012, Progress Energy Florida, Inc. began planning construction for a new operation center in Madison, Florida. The utility’s Real Estate and Sourcing personnel approached the Supplier Diversity & Business Development business unit and asked for recommendations on local. minority, small business contractors in North Florida that might be interested in bidding on the project. […]

Dance has been my passion for over 20 years. I started dancing at the age of 3, and since I was a teenager I have wanted my own dance studio. I have been a teacher for almost 10 years, and after teaching in several studios, I decided that it was time for me to open […]

The 2012 Big Bend Minority Enterprise (MED) Week Committee is pleased to announce the 20th Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development e (MED) Week Conference. North Florida’s premier conference for minority entrepreneurs and business owners provides an avenue for minority-owned firms to explore opportunities to grow their businesses through attending a series of educational training and […]