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Music Compound - Sarasota

Jenny Townsend’s passion for music gave her the idea to create a music lesson and jam space.

Mentors and advisors are invaluable business heroes

A column by Ron Stein.

Javi's Salsa

Javier Nava, manufactures authentic handcrafted Mexican salsa, inspired by his mother's recipe.

Lulu's Ice Cream - Miami

Luisa Santos started her own nitrogen ice cream shop -- with some help from Florida SBDC.

Urban E Recycling - Tampa

After 25 years in the recycling business, Greg Rabinowitz joined Dell Funk to start a new company.

Small Business Basics

Starting Out
Business Ownership

Boost Innovation
Technology • Incubators • Technology Transfer • Licensing

Get Organized
Business Structure • Name • Permits • Location

Work the Plan
Business Plan Secrets

Protect Yourself
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Follow the Laws
Labor Laws • Records and Accounting • Taxes

Growing Your Business

Equity Financing • Loans • Agency Partners • Crowdfunding • Grants

Branding • Advertising • Media • Online • PR • Measuring Results

Selling to Florida • Government Contracting • Exporting

Ron Stein on Sales and Marketing

Mentors and advisors are invaluable business heroes
Lee May and J.J. Roberts seem to be the perfect business heroes. They are highly passionate about helping others, inspiring, and successful entrepreneurs. And based on how well I've gotten to know both, humble too.
[More from Ron Stein]

Small Businesses Advice

Negative advertising signs do a disservice to your business
Rather than have negative signs in your business, it is much better to speak directly with the customer and answer their questions kindly no matter how many times you have to give the same message.
[More from Jerry Osteryoung]

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