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Florida Resouces

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Resource NameDescription
ALFAThe largest Latino association for business professionals and students dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills.
Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)The agency charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals, such as cosmetologists, veterinarians, real estate agents and pari-mutuel wagering facilities.
Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)Recruit Qualified Candidates, find information about tax incentives, find labor market information and report new hires.
Department of Financial Services - Division of Workers' CompensationA resource to the workers' compensation system.
Department of Revenue (DOR)Tax information for businesses and employers
Department of State Division of Corporations - Sunbiz™E-filing services, forms, search and access filed information for corporations, limited liability companies (LLC), limited partnerships, general partnerships, trademarks, fictitious name registrations and liens.
Employ FloridaLinking all of Florida's state and local workforce services and resources through the partnership of the Department of Economic Opportunity and Workforce Florida, Inc.
Enterprise FloridaSpecific geographic area targeted for economic revitalizing to encourage economic growth and investment in distressed areas by offering tax advantages and incentives to businesses locating within the zone boundaries.
Florida Business Development Corporation (FBDC)A private, non-profit Certified Development Company that administers the SBA 504 Program. FBDC purpose is to assist healthy, growing small businesses, secure long-term, below market, fixed-rate financing for acquisition of fixed assets.
Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA)FBIA shares information and develops programs that support the successful growth and operation of business incubators.
Florida Small BusinessFlorida small business one stop shop for business news, coaching/advise, resources/toolkit, trending and perspectives.
Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, (FSHCC)Bringing together various sectors of Florida’s business community including Hispanic owned and operated businesses, businesses with Hispanic workforces, and business serving Hispanic consumers.
Florida United Businesses Association (FUBA)A lobbying and trade association representing small businesses. FUBA is both a lobbyist in the State Capitol and a source for education on state laws and regulations that affect business.
Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida, Inc. (HBIF)The leading Hispanic economic development, nonprofit organization in Florida that specializes in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida.
MyFloridaMarketPlaceThe State of Florida's eProcurement system internet portal designed to streamline interactions between vendors and state government entities that purchase goods and services, Vendors can register, receive information on upcoming bids, post information on products and services, and receive purchase orders.
SCORE - Port CharlotteVolunteers provide free, confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of small business. Offering seminars, workshops and roundtables that are appropriate for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs.
South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC)Provides business information, training, and technical assistance for small businesses. It also provides annual scholarships and paid internships to both high school and college students.
The Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN)Delivers, through certified professionals, consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy.
Workforce FloridaRegional Workforce Boards and the One-Stop Centers resources for business and human resource assistance, training grant programs and more. Workforce Florida offers funding opportunities through grant solicitations, requests for proposals (RFP) and invitations to negotiate (ITN).