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Press Release for Monday, August 10, 2009

Speakers Bureau Volunteers Available to Address Small Biz Needs


Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director

Department of Media Relations and Events

(904) 620-2102



The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN), a service of the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida, recently created a Speakers Bureau to address small business needs on the First Coast.


 The SBRN Speakers Bureau is comprised of professional members who represent a comprehensive range of business disciplines. These professionals volunteer their time and expertise to address business executives through programs offered by various business and professional associations as well as trade groups.


A comprehensive list of topics that speakers may address can be found at The topics range from payroll taxes to current economic development and its impact on investing.


The SBRN provides free information to connect small businesses with government and non-profit agencies and the fee-for-service professional expertise they need to achieve their business goals.


SBRN’s members are accountants, business attorneys, commercial lenders, commercial insurance agents and business consultants, who specialize in a variety of areas like human resources, computer/Internet, marketing and financing and more.


Speakers from the SBRN may be requested by visiting For information, contact Marice Hague, SBRN Northeast regional coordinator, at (904) 620-1071 or by e-mail at