Published: Oct 27, 2011 10:14 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 27, 2011 10:40 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - From scrubbing walls, to washing counters, the ladies of Conch Construction Cleaning, LLC, will make a dirty house spotless.


When we asked how business has been, one owner, owner Carol Mathiesen admits "it has been slow" but it has been rewarding.

"Every time we were feeling down something came up," said other owner Terry Courtemanche.

WINK News first introduced you to these women in February when they started their business.

They attended the first New Business Chat at Cape Coral City Hall, a project started by Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center and the Cape's Economic Development Office.

Business analyst Bob Smoot says the program has been a success. "It is turning into a meeting of people that are thinking of about starting businesses, people that have just started and people that have been in business for 6 to 8 months," said Smoot.

Smoot says the first two years after starting a new business can be the most difficult, but he says, over the past six months, people attending meetings here have been armed with a plan.

"People are starting to spend money and start businesses," he said.

With help from advice from the meeting, these women are optimistic about the future.

"We're not looking to make a million dollars but we want to make an income," said Courtemanche.

Interested in attending a New Business Chat? They are held the fourth Wednesday of every month, at Cape Coral City Hall, room 220 A. They will not be held November or December, because of the holiday season.

For more information, call Bob Smoot at (239) 573-2737.