Business Assistance from the Government
A wealth of business information may be obtained from a number of government agencies. Below is a list of frequently accessed websites:
- Official Business Link to the U.S. Government — www.business.usa.gov
- Internal Revenue Service — www.irs.gov
- U.S. Census Bureau — www.census.gov
- U.S. Dept. of Labor — www.dol.gov
- U.S. Small Business Administration — www.sba.gov
State of Florida:
- State of Florida — www.myflorida.com
- Florida Dept. of State/Division of Corporations — www.sunbiz.org
- Florida SBDC Network — www.floridasbdc.org
- Small Business Resource Network — www.sbrn.org
The Florida Small Business Development Center Network provides access to information, management assistance and a variety of training programs throughout the state. Find out what’s available in your area by calling your regional SBDC at the number below. For more detailed contact information on each center, please see the Florida Small Business Development Center Network section of this guide.
- Capitol Region/Tallahassee (850) 599-3407
- Central Florida/Orlando (407) 420-4850
- Heart of Florida/Ocala-Gainesville (352) 622-8763
- North Central/Panama City (800) 542-7232
- Northeast Florida/Jacksonville (904) 620-2476
- Northwest Florida/Pensacola (850) 474-2528
- Southeast Florida/
- Boca Raton (561) 862-4726
- Ft. Lauderdale (954) 762-5235
- Ft. Pierce (772) 462-7296
- Miami (305) 779-9230Southwest Florida/Ft. Myers (239) 745-3700
- Southwest Florida/Ft. Myers (239) 745-3700
- West Central Florida/Tampa (813) 905-5800
The SBRN is an affiliate of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Persons with disabilities needing additional assistance should contact their local SBDC office at the number listed above.
The information provided in this document is furnished as a resource to assist persons who may be seeking assistance from persons such as those who are listed. The listing of persons or firms is not intended to constitute a recommendation or an endorsement of qualifications or expertise to provide particular services. The persons listed have indicated their willingness to provide assistance to small businesses, but persons using this listing should conduct an independent evaluation and reach their own conclusion about the qualifications and experience of the persons and firms listed to provide the specific services or advice that may be sought from them.
The SBRN program is funded in part by the City of Jacksonville; the city’s business hotline is (904) 630-CALL.