Small Business Development Center Visit your local SBDC consultant at one of two offices.

Whether you are starting a business, buying a business, growing a business, selling a business, or looking for financing - the Small Business Development Center is here to help. For a personal and confidential appointment to discuss how the SBDC can help you with your business, call (800) 450-4624.

Florida Trend Small Business Guide

Sponsored by Enterprise Florida and Small Business Development Center, this guide provides the information necessary to successfully start and grow a small business in Florida.  This comprehensive resource will answer many questions that may arise on your business start-up journey.

Florida Trend Small Business Guide

Florida is open for business! Start and grow your business here

If Florida were a country, it would rank 17th in the largest economies in the world!  With its business friendly atmosphere, huge market, talented workforce, strategic location, zero percent personal income tax and solid infrastructure, the state of Florida is there to help you start your business!   Below is a list of available, solid resources to help along your journey.

Small Business Resource Network

Florida Dept. of State-Starting a Business in Florida

National Entrepreneur Center


Minority Business Development Center 

Florida Women’s Business Center

U.S. Small Business Administration


Florida Chamber of Commerce

Jacksonville Chamber

Women Business Owners of NF

FL Dept. of Financial Services

Florida Commerce

Florida Trend 

CareerSource NE Florida

SBA-Business Guide

SBA-Starting a Business

Florida Small Business Development Center

Florida Department of Revenue-New Business Start Up

Veteran Resources