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.
“I’m a numbers person and I love having access to information that allows a small business to make data-driven decisions like big business that will help us grow. But, the SBDC has been more than just statistical analysis for me. I value the relationship that I have been able to develop with Cathy and her staff. I appreciate their support in my endeavors and their feedback on my ideas. As a small businessperson, we often just need someone to talk to and bounce ideas off of. Many of us feel as though we are blazing a trail every day and that can be a lonely feeling. It is both reassuring and encouraging to be able to talk confidentially with people who understand our goals and the hurdles in achieving them.”
- Mike Zaffaroni, Owner - Liberty Landscape Supply