May 29, 2023

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Corporate Structure • Naming Your Business • Permits and Licenses • Location

| 4/22/2015

Locating Your Business

Location, Location, Location

For businesses that depend heavily on customer traffic for success, choosing the right location may be more important than choosing a name. Aside from customer exposure, some factors to consider include:

Image Is the location consistent with the image you want to project?

Zoning Is the area zoned for your type of business?

Competition Are surrounding businesses complementary or competing?

Potential employees Does the area offer a labor pool you could draw from?

Suppliers Can suppliers find you easily?

Safety What is the crime rate? Will your employees feel safe alone in the building?

Affordability Are rents in this location consistent with your budget?

Condition Is the site ready to be occupied or will renovations be needed?


For More Info

Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations
(850) 245-6058

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Licensing
(850) 487-1395

Division of Hotels and Restaurants

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Licensing
(800) 435-7352 (Florida only)
(850) 410-3800

Florida Department of Health

Florida Office of Financial Regulation

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

U.S. Department of the Treasury

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