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SWFL Small Business Resource Network Hosts "Best Tax Tips for Small Business Owners" at Monthly Event

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) hosts the second venue for the SBRN "The Best" series, Thursday, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the New Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport near Gulf Coast Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center. Attendees will learn valuable tax tips for small business owners.

The SBRN guest speakers for the evening are Fred Tenorio of Ball, Shanaman & Tenorio, and Michael Willis, CPA. Ball, Shanaman & Tenorio is a public accounting and tax preparation firm serving small businesses, entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals since 1985. Michael Willis, CPA, LLC is a Southwest Florida CPA firm specializing in accounting, consulting, and tax services for small businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations.

For this event only, one registered guest attending with each one of our SBRN members will be able to attend this meeting for free. This special event is sponsored by GBS Tax and Accounting. For more information about attending as a select guest with one of our members, please contact Lorna Kibbey or visit to locate a current Southwest SBRN member whom you can attend with as a guest for the evening's event.

SBRN members' cost for the event is $15 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $20 per person.

Space is limited and RSVP required. To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Monday, Feb. 14.

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

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.

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