The Chamber & Economic Partnership’s Business Services area provides a variety of Networking, Leadership Development, Training Workshops, and Marketing Opportunities designed to help small businesses succeed. In addition, we have pooled information from a variety of resources to provide you with advice and best practices.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Tools
Ready-to-use business tools to help you get the job done faster and easier, including: model business documents, financial spreadsheet templates, checklists, and official government forms.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Starting & Managing a Business
Resource center that features sections on starting and managing a business: Choosing Your Business Structure; Exploring Loans, Grants & Funding; Choose Your Location & Equipment; Hire & Retain Employees; Exporting; Running a Business; Healthcare; and Business Guides by Industry.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Start up a Florida Business
Small Business Assistance Programs, Financial Assistance, Assistance for High Tech Start Ups and Contracting Opportunities.
Florida Department of Financial Services
Small Business Owners’ Insurance: a guide for consumers
Florida Department of Revenue
Business Owners Guide to Sales & Use Tax
Start Up Kit for New Business Owners
Florida Small Business: New Business Start-Up Guide
A small business toolbox featuring: 5 Tips for Creating Your Best Business Plan; Labor Laws: What You Should Know; Forms, Permits & Licenses; Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights; Financing Your Business; Taxes; Insurance; and Selling to the Government.