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November 25, 2015

Business Basics

Plan It

All new businesses are founded on the basis of an idea, but the ones that succeed also have a written plan. Read more »
Published on 4/22/2015

Dream It

Many people dream about owning their own business. Perhaps you're one of them. Read more »
Published on 4/22/2015

Build It

Now that your analysis is finished and your business plan is under way, it's time to build your business Read more »
Published on 4/22/2015

Manage It

After you move from dreaming about a business to actually planning and building one, there are still many things to be done. Read more »
Published on 4/22/2015

Protect It

Insurance, Intellectual Property, Disaster Preparedness Read more »
Published on 4/22/2015

Analyze It

You are about to enter the analysis stage of your entrepreneurial venture. Read more »
Published on 4/22/2015

Government Contracts & Exporting

Government contracting and exporting can help you reach markets you might not have considered. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014


Minimize risk by insuring your people and assets. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

Intellectual Property

Patents, trademarks and copyrights protect your invention or product. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

Forms, Permits & Licenses

Unless you plan to go it alone — as a sole proprietor with no employees, for example — you will need to obtain certificates, licenses and permits in order to legally operate. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014


If you are starting a business in Florida, you need to be aware of the taxes you may be required to collect and/or pay on both the state and federal levels. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

The Affordable Care Act and Small Employers

Although the Affordable Care Act does not require that businesses provide health insurance, it does offer tax credits for eligible small businesses that choose to provide insurance to their employees for the first time, or maintain the coverage they already have. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

Labor Law

Before you begin hiring staff, find out which state and federal labor laws apply to your business. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

Start with a Better Business Plan

A business plan is a written document that describes the nature of your business and the product or service you intend to provide... Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

Financing Your Business

Whether from your own pocket, a financial institution or a private investor, you'll need startup funds to get your business off and running... Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

Florida Small Business FAQ

Do you have what it takes to start and grow a business? Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

A Strong Future

New reports show strong future for Florida small businesses. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2014

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