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FGCU SBDC Invites Small Business Owners to Southwest Florida Business Resource Network Meeting to Hear Consultants Discuss New Tax Laws May 21

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) invites small business owners to hear consultants discuss new tax laws and get answers to tax questions, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 21 at Estero Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero. The event is a monthly meeting for the Southwest Florida SBRN sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center.

Meeting theme is "What's the Latest With Taxes for Small Business." Facilitator for the evening is Marie Grasmeier, certified public accountant and certified management accountant for Grasmeier Business Services. Fred Tenorio of Ball, Shanaman & Tenorio will also be available to answer questions.

Topics to be discusse include "Stimulus Package Dollars for Small Business," "Writing Off Costs for a Home Office," and "Handling Notices from the IRS."

Following the meeting will be the Resource Network's monthly "Network After Five" social event where members network among themselves and exchange ideas for growing their businesses.

Deadline for registration is Tuesday, May 19. Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person for hors d'oeuvres. Cost for guests is $20.

The Small Business Resource Network is a statewide organization that provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. For more information on the resource network, visit

For more information, to register for the event, or to get directions, contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator at the Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700 or go online at

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