Economic Development Council


Additional Resources

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Resources

  • Small Business Administration
  • (800) 827-5722
  • www.sba.gov
  • Miami District Office
  • (South Florida)
  • (305) 536-5521
  • www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3109

  • Jacksonville District Office
  • (North Florida)
  • (904) 443-1900
  • www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3108
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • (850) 245-7105
  • www.floridajobs.org/business-growth-and-partnerships
  • Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Statewide Network
  • (866)737-7232 or (850) 473-7800
  • www.FloridaSBDC.org
  • SCORE
  • Chapters Statewide
  • www.score.org
  • National Entrepreneur Center
  • (407) 420-4848
  • www.nationalec.com
  • Florida Women’s Business Center
  • (561) 265-3790
  • www.flwbc.org
  • Black Business Investment Corporations
    • Northwest Florida BBIC
    • (850) 522-3544
    • Palm Beach County BBIC
    • (561) 845-8055
    • BAC Funding Consortium
    • (305) 693-3550
    • www.bacfundingcorp.com
    • BBIF of Central Florida
    • (407) 649-4780
    • www.bbif.com
    • Central Florida Community Development Corp.
    • (386) 258-7520
    • www.cfcdc.com
    • First Coast BBIC
    • (904) 634-0543
    • Florida black Business Support Corp.
    • (850) 765-0375
    • www.accessfloridafinance.com
    • Metro Broward Economic Development Corp.
    • (954) 587-3755
    • www.metrobroward.org
    • Tampa Bay BBIC
    • (813) 425-2043
    • www.tampabaybbic.com
    • Hispanic Business Initiative Fund
    • www.hbifflorida.org
      • Central Florida Office, Orlando
      • (407) 428-5872
      • South Florida Office, Miami
      • (305) 577-5468
      • West Coast Office, Tampa
      • (813) 980-2765
    • Small Business Resource Network
    • www.sbrn.org

    Legal Structure

    • Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations
    • www.sunbiz.org
      • Corporations: (850) 245-6052
      • Limited Liability Companies/Partnerships: (850) 245-6051
    • U.S. Internal Revenue Service Publications
    • www.irs.gov/publications/index.html
    • (800) 829-3676
      • Partnerships (Publication 541)
      • Limited Liability Companies (Publication 3402)
      • Corporations (Publications 542)
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    Forms, Permits & Licenses

    • Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations
    • (850) 245-6058
    • www.sunbiz.org
    • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Licensing
    • (850) 487-1395
    • www.myfloridalicense.com
    • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Licensing
    • (800) 435-7352 (Florida only)
    • (850) 488-2221
    • www.doacs.state.fl.us/onestop
    • Florida New Hire Reporting Center
    • (888) 85404791 or (850) 656-3343
    • www.fl-nrehire.com
    • Florida Department of Revenue
    • (800) 352-3671
    • www.myflorida.com/dor
    • U.S. Internal Revenue Service
    • (800) 829-4933
    • www.irs.gov

    Patents, Trademarks

    • U.S. Copyright Office
    • (202) 707-5959 or (877) 476-0778
    • www.copyright.gov
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • (800) 786-9199 or (571) 271-1000
    • www.uspto.gov

    Financing

    SBA Participating Lenders

    The U.S. Small Business Administration does not make loans directly to small business owners; however, many local lenders can assist with the application process for an SBA-backed loan. For information, contact one of the SBA district offices in Florida.
      Miami District Office
    • (South Florida)
    • (305) 536-5521
    • www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3109
    • Jacksonville District Office
    • (North Florida)
    • (904) 443-1900
    • www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3108

    Certified Development Companies

    Certified Development Companies

    These nonprofit corporations work with the SBA and private-sector lenders to provide financing to small business.
    • Business Development Corporation of Northeast Florida
    • (904) 724-7455
    • Coastal Area District Development Authority
    • (912) 261-2500
    • www.cadda.com
    • Essential Capital Inc.
    • (904) 398-9411
    • www.essentialcapital.net
    • Florida Business Development Corp.
    • (561) 433-0233
    • www.fbdc.net
    • Florida First Capital Finance Corp.
    • (850) 681-3601 or (888) 320-5504
    • www.ffcfc.com
    • Independent Development Services. (IDS)
    • (239) 652-5588
    • www.idscorp.org
    • St. Petersburg Certified Development Corp. (Dba Gulf coast Business Finance Inc.)
    • (727) 895-2504
    • www.gulfcoastbiz.com
    • Tampa Bay Economic Development Corp. (TEDCO)
    • (813) 984-8105
    • www.tedcoloans.com

    Enterprise Bonds

    Enterprise Bonds, issued by the Florida Development Finance Corporation, offer tax-exempt, low-interest bond financing to qualified, financially sound manufacturing and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

    • Enterprise Florida Inc.
    • (407) 956-5600
    • www.eflorida.com

    Venture Capital

    Visit www.eflorida.com for a list of venture capital companies with offices in Florida

    • Florida Venture Forum Inc.
    • (813) 335-8116
    • www.floridaaventureforum.org