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Start ups and small business

The resources selected for this guide will be relevant to those looking for information on how to start, grow or manage a business.

Additional recommended websites

City of Miami

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

  • Why Florida?  Learn how to benefit from Florida's business advantages.
  • GrowFL - provides strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth.
  • The Opportunity Zone Program - federal program and aims to foster economic development and job creation in economically distressed communities.

Florida Department of Management Services

  • State of Florida's eProcurement systemuseful for those interested in conducting business with the State of Florida.

Florida Office of Supplier Diversity

  • The Office of Supplier Diversity, a specialized team within the Division of State Purchasing, is available to help improve business opportunities for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses.

Palm Beach County – Office of Small Business Assistance

US Small Business Administration

US Minority Business Development Agency

  • Research & data - Repository of research reports, fact sheets, and other publications on critical issues about minority business enterprises (MBEs) for entrepreneurs, service delivery providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

Enterprise Florida

Florida Small Business

  • provides a guide covering the documents and registrations required by the Florida Division of Corporations.

Florida Small Business Development Centers

  • free consulting services; they can produce a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to specific industries, along with studies and reports on small business data and trends. Application to get started to be made on the website.  

Florida Women's Business Center

  • FLWBC’s primary objectives are to provide: training, counseling, mentoring, resources, referrals, and support to women entrepreneurs.


  • An organization whose goal is to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout the state (companies that have at least 6 employees and $750 000 in revenue and possess the intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage) - Services

Open my Florida Business


Small Business & Entrepreneurial Council

  • Business Loans including 7 (a) Small Business Loan, Microloan Program and Business & Industrial (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program

US Small Business Administration