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Florida Gulf Coast University
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SWFL Small Business Resource Network Discusses Government Resources at Monthly Event
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will host a networking and discussion event on ways government agencies can help small businesses, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Small Business Development Center.
SBRN has access to many agency representatives who provide a variety of resources to small business owners -most services are free. Warren Baucom of Lee County's Economic Development Office will facilitate the discussion. Those present at the meeting will have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with agency representatives.
The evening begins with the Resource Network's monthly "Network after Five" social event where members and guests network and exchange ideas for growing their business. Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $25 per person. The meeting is sponsored by Great Florida Insurance.
Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go online to www.sbdcseminars.org. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Nov. 20.
The SBRN provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. In addition to offering consulting services, the organization conducts monthly meetings that provide topics of interest to its members. For more information on the resource network, visit www.sbrn.org.
For more information, to register for the event, or to get directions, contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator for the FGCU Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700.