March 24, 2017


Enterprise Florida Inc. - Minority/Small Business Development Partners

Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council A non- profit organization dedicated to increasing purchasing from minority businesses by government entities and corporations while increasing MBEs’ operating capacity through hands-on business... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016


Federal U.S. Internal Revenue Service (800) 829-4933 Tax Forms and Publications (800) 829-3676 Tax Calendar Options for Businesses and Self-Employed (Publication 1518A) Tax Guide for Small Business (Publication 334) Circular... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Business Assistance, Consulting, Workshops

Florida SBDC Network The Florida SBDC has more than 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West. Please contact the region nearest you to find your local office. (850) 898-3479 Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Financial Resources

SBA LendersThe 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... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Labor & Employment

CareerSource Florida (850) 921-1119 Employ Florida Marketplace (866) FLA-2345 Florida New Hire Reporting Center (888) 854-4791 or (850) 656-3343 Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (850) 245-7105 Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Permits, Licenses

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Licensing (850) 487-1395 Division of Hotels and Restaurants (850) 487-1395 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Licensing (800) 435-7352 (Florida... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Intellectual Property

U.S. Copyright Office (202) 707-3000 or (877) 476-0778 U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (800) 786-9199 (571) 272-1000 Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Government Contracting (866) 352-3776 Florida Department of Management Services, State Purchasing (850) 488-8440 Florida SBDC Government Contracting Services (850) 898-3485 Office of Supplier Diversity (850) 487-0915 Central... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Export/International Trade

Enterprise Florida Inc. International Trade & Business Development Jacksonville/Northeast (904) 359-9350 Miami-Dade/Southwest (305) 808-3660 Orlando/Central Florida (407) 956-5639 Pensacola/Northwest/Tallahassee (850) 469-8989 Tampa Bay (813) 276-9430 West Palm Beach/Southeast (561)... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016


Florida Department of Financial Services “insurance library” and “consumer guides” for answers to specific questions and access to: Small-Business Owner’s Insurance Natural Disasters: Your Guide to Insurance and Financial... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Legal Structure

Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations Corporations (850) 245-6052 Limited Liability Companies/Partnerships (850) 245-6051 U.S. Internal Revenue Service Publications (800) 829-3676 Partnerships (Publication 541) Limited Liability Companies... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Business Incubators

Florida-based facilities that provide first-stage business incubator services. East Central Burnout Game Ventures Orlando Lake Sumter State College Business Opportunity Center Eustis, Groveland University of Central Florida... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2016

Florida Regional Workforce Boards

Florida’s 24 Regional Workforce Boards (RWBs) provide job placement and recruitment assistance as well as funding for skills training directly to Florida businesses and job seekers through the nearly 100... Read more »
Published on 11/8/2013

The Education Edge

Florida's State Universities; State/Community Colleges; Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida; Private Career, Technical & Trade Schools; Public Career, Technical & Trade Schools Read more »
Published on 11/8/2013

Florida Virtual Campus

Florida's colleges and universities offer hundreds of online courses to meet your needs. Read more »
Published on 11/8/2012

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Florida's 'space coast' sees major return of business, employment
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Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida, is interviewed in this video roundup of projects underway in Brevard County and Florida's Space Coast.

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