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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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SWFL Small Business Resource Network Hosts Free Trade Show for Area Small Business Owners, May 20

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN), in conjunction with National Small Business Week, is sponsoring the "SBRN Small Business Week Appreciation Trade Show," 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 20 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, in Estero, west of the I-75 interchange at Corkscrew Road. Area owners of small businesses are invited to this free event hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Southwest Florida SBRN.

SBRN members and other network agencies will be available to provide business owners with information about the most prevalent topics small business owners need to discuss. Experts in accounting, business consulting, legal, insurance, and banking/lending will be on hand to offer information. Also present will be representatives from agencies including SBDC, SCORE, Workforce Development, and many others.

This is a free event with complimentary refreshments, a cash bar, a drawing for a door prize, and other gift drawings from multiple consultants at the event.

To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Tuesday, May 18.

The Southwest Florida Small Business Development Center and Small Business Resource Network support our local businesses. Local businesses are key contributors to our local economy and the communities where we live, work, and play.

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

The Southwest Florida SBRN branch is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center. In addition to offering consulting services, the organization conducts monthly meetings that provide topics of interest to its members.

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

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