LAKELAND, Fla. — A new business incubator is being built in one of Lakeland’s most underserved communities.
The vision of Dr. Sallie Stone is beginning to become a reality. Construction of her concept for a business resource center called The Well is now underway.
“If you think back in ancient times the well in the center of a community was a sign of a healthy community. And when people gathered at the well, they gathered to do business they gathered to network,” said Dr. Sallie Stone, founder and CEO of The Well.
Located in Lakeland’s underserved midtown neighborhood, The Well will help residents start or grow their business, with an emphasis on businesses owned by people of color, women and veterans.
“Provides training and professional development, seminars and workshops, but is intentionally focused on the under-served and underrepresented populations that many times are marginalized or may not have access to