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RESOURCES - A List for Florida Small Businesses, with Links

| 3/21/2013


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
    (904) 724-7455
  • Coastal Area District
    Development Authority
    (912) 261-2500
  • Essential Capital Inc.
    (904) 398-9411
  • Florida Business
    Development Corp.
    (561) 433-0233
  • Florida First Capital Finance Corp.
    (850) 681-3601 or (888) 320-5504
  • Independent Development
    Services Corp. (IDS)
    (239) 652-5588
  • St. Petersburg Certified
    Development Corp. (dba Gulfcoast Business Finance Inc.)
    (727) 895-2504 or (800) 850-2504
  • Tampa Bay Economic
    Development Corp. (TEDCO)
    (813) 831-8600

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.
(407) 956-5607

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