State Resources

  • 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.
  • Executive Office of the Governor
  • 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’s Chief Financial Officer
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Provides licenses and regulates businesses and professionals in the State of Florida.
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Promotes economic opportunities for all Floridians, formulating and implementing successful workforce, community, and economic development policies and strategies.
  • 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.
  • Provides businesses, small and large, easy access to critical information before, during and after a disaster. FloridaDisaster biz is a partnership between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM). Click here to learn more and register your business today.
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management: Ensures that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts.
  • Florida House of Representatives 
  • Florida Senate 
  • The Official Portal of the State of Florida.
  • Office of Economic and Demographic Research: Forecasts economic and social trends that affect policy making, revenues, and appropriations.
  • Online Sunshine: Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature.
  • 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.

Federal Resources

Other Resources and Information

  • BBIF Small Business Loan Fund: Offers new loans to small businesses, primarily in underserved markets, ranging from $5,000-$250,000.
  • Florida Virtual Entrepreneur CenterConnects entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs, and service providers who can support their new or growing business through a free web portal.