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.

Florida Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
 Tuition-Free Veterans Entrepreneurship Program - Application Deadline: Dec. 14th

This online and on-campus training program is designed to help you translate your military skills into owning your own business. Download this flyer for more information.


Small Business OnDemand Videos

Browse the following small business videos to learn about valuable financial and business topics.

florida small business disaster preparedness video

These videos are provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.


How to Write a Business Plan
SBA Local Assistance
Business Resources for Veterans
SBA Resources for Women Entrepreneurs
SBA Disaster Assistance Program



More Small Business Resources for You

Register and Certify Your Small Business

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.

Need help?– Contact the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations

Small Business Owners' Insurance Guide

Florida Small Business Owners Insurance Guide

Finding the best insurance plan to protect your business is one of the many important decisions you must make as a small-business owner. This guide explains the required and optional coverage you need to consider.

Available for download here.

Florida's Bottom Line

Florida's economic and financial health

Keeping You Up to Speed on Florida’s Economy

Florida’s Bottom Line is Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s quarterly economic magazine, focused on providing you with the latest news and insightful analysis on Florida's economic and financial health.

Other Resources

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

Consumer Services Workers' Compensatin On Demand Library