January 27, 2020


Business Assistance, Consulting, Workshops

Florida SBDC Network The network has more than 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West. Please contact the region nearest you to find your local office. (850) 898-3479 www.floridasbdc.org/locations Florida... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019

Export/International Trade

Central Florida International Trade Office (407) 420-4860 www.cfito.org Enterprise Florida Inc. International Trade & Business Development www.enterpriseflorida.com/trade-offices Jacksonville/Northeast (904) 359-9350 Miami-Dade/Southwest (305) 808-3670, (305) 808-3590, (305) 808-3386 Orlando/Central Florida (407)... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019


Certified Development Companies Nonprofit corporations that work with the SBA and private-sector lenders to provide financing to small businesses. Florida Business Development Corp. (813) 348-0660 www.fbdc.net Florida First Capital Finance... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019

Business Incubators

Florida-based facilities that provide first-stage business incubator services. www.fbiaonline.org East Central Florida Blackstone Launch Pad (University of Central Florida) Orlando www.blackstonelaunchpad.org Burnout Game Ventures Orlando www.burngameven.com Catalyst Spaces Orlando www.catalystspaces.com... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019


Federal U.S. Internal Revenue Service (800) 892-4933 www.irs.gov/businesses/small-business-self-employed Tax Forms and Publications (800) 829-3676 www.irs.gov/forms-pubs Tax Calendar Options for Businesses and Self-Employed Publication 1518A Tax Guide for Small Business Publication... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019

Legal Structure

Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations www.sunbiz.org Corporations (850) 245-6052 Limited Liability Companies/Partnerships (850) 245-6051 U.S. Internal Revenue Service Publications (800) 829-3676 www.irs.gov/publications Partnerships Publication 541 Limited Liability Companies... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019

Labor & Employment

CareerSource Florida (850) 692-6887 www.careersourceflorida.com Employ Florida Marketplace (866) FLA-2345 employflorida.com Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (850) 245-7105 www.floridajobs.org/smallbusiness Florida Department of Financial Services, Workers’ Compensation (850) 413-1609 www.myfloridacfo.com/division/wc Florida... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019

Intellectual Property

U.S. Copyright Office (202) 707-3000 or (877) 476-0778 www.copyright.gov U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (800) 786-9199 or (571) 272-1000 www.uspto.gov Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019


Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (888) 685-1555 www.citizensfla.com Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (888) 419-3456 www.floridahealthfinder.gov Florida Department of Financial Services Consumer Services www.myfloridacfo.com/division/consumers Click “Insurance Library” and “Consumer Guides”... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019

Government Contracting

Florida Department of Management Services, State Purchasing (850) 488-8440 www.dms.myflorida.com/business_operations/state_purchasing Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (850) 898-3485 www.fptac.org MyFloridaMarketPlace.com (866) 352-3776 www.dms.myflorida.com/myfloridamarketplace Office of Supplier Diversity, Florida Department of Management... Read more »
Published on 4/22/2019

Permits, Licenses

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Licensing (800) 435-7352 (Florida only) (850) 410-3800 www.freshfromflorida.com Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Licensing (850) 487-1395 www.myfloridalicense.com Division of Hotels and... Read more »
Published on 4/21/2017

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

Business Incubators

Florida-based facilities that provide first-stage business incubator services. www.fbiaonline.org East Central Burnout Game Ventures Orlando www.burnoutgameventures.com Lake Sumter State College Business Opportunity Center Eustis, Groveland www.lssc.edu/BOC 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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