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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

United Economic Leadership

Brought to you by | Business Development Board of Martin County

"Workforce development is a natural next step where we can all join forces and work together, and there’s a place for the BDB to really play a key role in helping guide the community to success."--Kate Cotner, president of the Business Development Board of Martin County and senior external advisor for FPL for Martin and St. Lucie counties.

Invaluable experience
Biz owners: Get paid summer interns while CareerSource picks up tab
Small business owners: Would you take on paid teen interns this summer if you didn't have to fund their paid internship?
This could be the opportunity you--and more importantly, a local teen who's determined to learn, earn and position themselves for future success--have been looking for.
CareerSource Research Coast is funding the Summer of Success 2021 project, an employer hosting opportunity for Martin County. Private, nonprofit and public companies are invited to participate.
Created to provide "meaningful internship opportunities," the program funds internships for Martin County youth ages 16-19 from June 12 through July 9.
Young people first attend the Youth Employment Success Solutions (YESS) training prior to placement and are matched according to career interests and geographical location.
For more, email Teri Graul or visit online.


New BDB course helps entrepreneurs move their 'Side Hustle to Main Gig'
For all the entrepreneurs rising early and working late to develop their inventions, innovations and startup businesses while still pulling a full-time day job, hope is on the horizon.
Teaming with Martin County, the City of Stuart, NAACP of Martin County, Indian River State College and the Small Business Development Center, the BDBMC is unveiling an entrepreneurial initiative called "Side Hustle to Main Gig."
Running Tuesday evenings, May 11 through June 15 at the 10th Street Community Center, 724 S.E. 10th Street, Stuart, this exciting new 6-week course empowers individuals with the tools, tips and tactics to strengthen their skills and market know how, positioning them to trade the work they have to do for what they want to do.
The series features local business experts and includes, among others, topics such as:
  • 6 Steps to Success
  • Lean Biz Planning
  • Magnetic Marketing
  • Side Hustle Financial Basics
Cost is $25. Only 35 slots are available. Call James Carroll at 772.221.1380 to reserve your spot or visit for all the details.