The Florida Small Business Resource Guide contains important contacts and outlines critical services available to support the goals and aims of entrepreneurs, whether looking to start or expand a business in the Sunshine State. From organizations like CareerSource Florida and Enterprise Florida to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the state's network of Small Business Development Centers, our team is working to cultivate success for small businesses.

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Questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge • The importance of being prepared • Assessing your skills and establishing goals
Choosing a business structure • Securing the necessary permits and licenses • Knowing the basics of labor laws • Understanding tax liability.
Assessing your financial position • Exploring financing sources • Applying for a loan• Exploring crowdsourcing
Disaster readiness and recovery • Basics of cybersecurity • Do you need property insurance? • Protecting your ideas
Hiring new personnel • Delegating responsibilities
Mastering advertising basics • Understanding media choices • Measuring results
Is it time to expand? • Adding staff • Expanding into new markets.

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