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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.

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
Insurance • Intellectual Property • Disaster Preparation • Cybersecurity

Follow the Laws
Labor Laws • Records and Accounting • Taxes

Growing Your Business

Financing
Equity Financing • Loans • Agency Partners • Crowdfunding • Grants

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

Expansion
Selling to Florida • Government Contracting • Exporting

Ron Stein on Sales and Marketing

Are you sending mixed signals to your market?
Your company is sending a steady stream of signals without even knowing it -- the good news is that you can consistently transmit these signals any time you want, the way you want to.
[More from Ron Stein]

Small Businesses Advice

So You Want to Start a Business?
Running your own business is wonderful! No one is looking over your shoulder or telling you what you should be doing.
[More from Jerry Osteryoung]

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Florida Business News

Ballot Box

Florida Lottery announced its strongest November ever, are you playing for a payout this holiday season?

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