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Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network Hosts "2013 Tax Update for Small Businesses" Discussion at Monthly Event

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) hosts "2013 Tax Update for Small Businesses," a networking event for small business owners 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Crowne Plaza-Cayo Costa, 13501 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by
Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center.

Speakers include financial experts Marie Grasmeier of Grasmeier Business Consulting, Fred Tenorio of Ball, Shanaman & Tenorio, and Mike Willis of Michael Willis CPA, LLC. The meeting is sponsored by Great Florida Insurance.

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.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The Small Business Resource Network (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

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

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