Entrepreneurial Resources

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

www.uschambersmallbusinessnation.com/toolkits/tool

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

www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-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

www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed

Enterprise Florida

Start up a Florida Business

www.eflorida.com/Why_Florida.aspx?id=8920

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

www.myfloridacfo.com/YMM/Docs/SmallBusiness.pdf

Florida Department of Revenue

Business Owners Guide to Sales & Use Tax

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/forms/2012/gt300015.pdf

Start Up Kit for New Business Owners

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/businesses/newbusiness_startup.html

Florida Trend

Florida Small Business: New Business Start-Up Guide

www.floridatrend.com/small-business

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.