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NAVIGATION

Small Business Basics

Start Strong
Business Ownership

Pre-Plan to Succeed
Business Plans 101

Organize for Your Best Results
Business Structure • Name • Permits and Licenses • Location

Embrace Technology & Innovation
Technology Tools • Incubators • Tech Transfer • Licensing

Protect Your Assets
Property • Disaster Planning • Cybersecurity • Intellectual Property • Insuring People

Know (and Follow) the Law
Labor Laws • Records and Accounting • Taxes

Beyond Basics

Fund Your Dream
Self-Financing • Loans • Targeted Funding • Opportunities • Venture Capital • Grants

Spread the Word
Branding • Advertising • Media • PR

Expand Your Footprint
Expansion Planning • Government Contracting • Exporting

Small Businesses Advice

Steps to starting a business in Florida
Q: I am thinking about starting a business but don't know what steps I should take. Can you give me some direction in this regard?
[More from Gray Poehler]

Ron Stein on Sales and Marketing

If it's good for your business -- does that mean it's good for your customers?
Without happy, paying customers, you know what happens. Here's the rub -- you can't assume you know what's best for them. Take a deep look at who your customers are today and also think about what type of future buyers you want, and then break that down into segments.
[More from Ron Stein]

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