Business Information Portal: The State of Florida’s official Business Information Portal takes prospective business owners step-by-step through the state’s governmental requirements for almost any business, no matter how big or small.
CareerSource Florida: Specializes in talent by working directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.
Employ Florida Marketplace: Links all of Florida’s state and local workforce services and resources through the partnership of the Department of Economic Opportunity and Workforce.
Enterprise Florida, Inc.: Promotes economic development by recruiting new business to the state and working to retain and expand existing industry and business; supporting trade and export development; and supporting small and minority businesses through capital programs.
Florida Chamber of Commerce: Through research, advocacy, and leadership, the Florida Chamber Foundation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and the Florida Chamber Political Operations work together to help make our vision of Florida’s future a reality.
Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations: Provides search and access filed information for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, trademarks, fictitious name registrations and liens. Images of most filed documents can be downloaded at no charge and to make the filing process easier, most filing forms can also be downloaded.
State Small Business Credit Initiative: Encourages states to establish or strengthen state programs that support lending to small businesses through the allocation of more than $97.6 million by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Business.USA.gov: Helps small businesses understand legal requirements and locate government services supporting the nation’s small business community.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Aids, counsels, assists, and protects the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center: Connects entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs, and service providers who can support their new or growing business through a free web portal.
“The FSBDC consultants helped us prepare to meet with bankers and ultimately secure a loan for expansion to reduce our costs, improve our efficiency and advance the unique features of our reclaimed engineered wood floor, as well as begin the development of processes that will allow us to manufacture our traditional floors more effectively.”
- Carol Goodwin, Owner - Goodwin Heart Pine Company