SWFL Small Business Resource Network Discusses Free Market Assessment Tools at Monthly Event

 FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will host a networking and discussion event to show small business owners how to use free market assessment tools on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Connors Steak and Seafood Gulf Coast Town Center, 10076 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers.  SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC).

Leading the discussion will be Brent Kettler from Lee County Economic Development Office. Kettler will show small business owners how to use free online tools to help do everything from assessing their target market to finding the best business location. A complete list of resources specifically developed for this discussion will be given to each participant as a take-away.

The event begins with networking over lunch, followed by topic discussion. Lunch is included for everyone. Cost for SBRN members is $20 per person. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $30 per person.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go online to www.sbdcseminars.org. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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 www.sbrn.org.

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.