Resources for Entrepreneurs

Starting a Business

SCORE is a national, non-profit organization, which offers business advice through free counseling/mentoring and workshops for local businesses. It is a group of working and retired business executives who donate time assisting people in starting up new businesses or providing business counseling for existing businesses.

Free workshops are offered throughout the year on topics such as Starting Your Business, Building Your Business Plan, Financing Your Business, and Marketing Your Business.

Small Business Development Center
State College of Florida offers many services through their Small Business Development Center, which is designed for those wanting to start a business and for existing businesses.

For those thinking of starting a business, counseling services and workshops are offered. Some of the workshop topics include financing, writing a business plan, licensing requirements, etc. For businesses already established and wanting to expand, the SBDC offers funding resources, counseling, marketing suggestions, etc.

Internal Revenue Service Resources 
This site is dedicated to the self-employed individual and includes a plethora of information from starting a business, operating the business, the necessary forms to file, an advocacy service, and much more.

Florida Tax Guide 
Major taxes collected in Florida include sales and use tax, intangible tax and corporate income taxes.  Information regarding these and additional taxes can be located at   There is no personal income tax in Florida.

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