Small Business Disaster Preparedness Webinar


Learn important tips on how to ensure your small business is protected in the event of a disaster.

2012 Business Plan Writing Contest Winner


Meet Eunice Cofie, the first place winner in the 2012 Business Plan Writing Contest sponsored by Access Florida Finance.

How to Write a Winning Business Plan


Learn what it takes to write a winning business plan for your small business idea!

Tax Facts Webinar - A Guide for Small Business Owners


Find out the facts when preparing taxes for your small business.

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Small Business


Florida’s small businesses are essential to Florida’s economy. Small businesses now account for three-quarters of all new jobs in this country, and these business owners embody the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and individual initiative.

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater understands the importance of small businesses to Florida’s economic landscape and he is dedicated to providing information and resources to help them remain strong and continue to grow.

We hope to see you at a small business event or webinar soon!

Small Business Toolbox


  • Financing Your Business
  • Forms, Permits & Licenses
  • 5 Tips for Creating Your Best Business Plan
  • Labor Law: What You Should Know
  • Taxes: Know What and When to Pay
  • Insurance
  • Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Selling to the Government
  • DBA Florida

    Official guide from the Florida Division of Corporations

  • Corporations
  • Trademarks, Service, Collective & Certification Marks
  • Fictitious Names
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Judgment Liens

    • Corporate Filings At a Glance- Find out what documents you’re required to file with the Division of Corporations.
    • Info Services- Access blank forms and publications in a variety of formats.
    • Need help?– Whom to Call, telephone numbers and website address for state agencies of interest to Florida small businesses.

    More Small Business Resources for You

    Select a link below to browse more small business links available for you.

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    Notable News

    OnDemand Videos and Multimedia


    Are You an Entrepreneur?


    The 10 Most Common Money Mistakes


    Are You Certifiable?


    Small Business Guides

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    Florida's Bottom Line

    Click here to view Florida's Bottom Line and stay up to speed on Florida's Financial Health.