RESOURCES - A List for Florida Small Businesses, with Links
U.S. Copyright Office
(202) 707-5959 or (877) 476-0778
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
(800) 786-9199 or (571) 271-1000
SBA Participating Lenders
The U.S. Small Business Administration does not make loans directly to small business owners; however, many local lenders can assist with the application process for an SBA-backed loan. For information, contact one of the SBA district offices in Florida.
Certified Development Companies
These nonprofit corporations work with the SBA and private-sector lenders to provide financing to small businesses.
- Business Development
Corporation of Northeast Florida
- Coastal Area District
- Essential Capital Inc.
- Florida Business
- Florida First Capital Finance Corp.
(850) 681-3601 or (888) 320-5504
- Independent Development
Services Corp. (IDS)
- St. Petersburg Certified
Development Corp. (dba Gulfcoast Business Finance Inc.)
(727) 895-2504 or (800) 850-2504
- Tampa Bay Economic
Development Corp. (TEDCO)
Industrial Revenue Bonds
Industrial Revenue Bonds, issued by the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC), offer tax-exempt, low-interest bond financing to qualified, financially sound manufacturing and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Enterprise Florida Inc.