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Small Business Resources

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity promotes economic opportunities for all Floridians through successful workforce, community, and economic development strategies.


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    Website: http://www.floridajobs.org.

Florida Small Business Development Center Network

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development organizations dedicated to providing emerging and established business owners with assistance enabling overall growth and increased profitability that contributes to the economic prosperity of the State.


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    Website: http://www.floridasbdc.com

IRS. Gov Small Business & Self Employed

Provide Small Business and Self-Employed customers top-quality service by educating and informing them of their tax obligations, developing educational products and services, and helping them understand and comply with applicable laws, as well as to protect the public interest by applying the law with integrity and fairness to all.


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    Website: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small

Florida First Capital Finance Corp.

First Capital Finance Corporation (FFCFC) is chartered for the primary purpose of advancing the economic development and general welfare of the citizens of the State of Florida by promoting and assisting the growth and development of small business concerns within the State.


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    Website: http://www.ffcfc.com

The Minority Business Development Agency

TThe Minority Business Development Agency is dedicated to becoming an entrepreneurially focused and innovative organization, committed to empowering minority business enterprises for the purpose of wealth creation.


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    Website: http://www.mbda.gov

The Florida Export Finance Corporation (FEFC)

The Florida Export Finance Corporation (FEFC) was created by the State of Florida as a not-for-profit corporation, with a mandate to expand employment and income opportunities by supporting the export of goods and services from the State.


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    Website: http://www.dos.state.fl.us/fefc/

Florida Trend

Harris Mullen, who envisioned a magazine devoted to news about Florida business at a time when the state’s economy was dominated by agriculture and tourism, founded Florida Trend in 1958.


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    Website: http://www.FloridaSmallBusiness.com

MyFlorida

MyFlorida.com serves as an important tool utilized to open up Florida to the global marketplace by creating an exciting, state-of-the-art, worldwide initiative to stimulate the state's economic growth and ultimately improve the public's immediate access to state and local government services and information.


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    Website: http://www.myflorida.com

The Florida Sports Foundation, Inc

The Florida Sports Foundation, Inc. is the official sports promotion and development organization for the State of Florida. The Foundation is a private, not-for-profit corporation operating under contract with the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development under the Executive Office of the Governor.


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    Website: http://www.flasports.com

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Paragon is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and relending intermediary of the U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to providing comprehensive financial services, training and asset development for businesses in Palm Beach County, FL. Paragon provides access to capital through its loans to businesses that demonstrate a strong business model, an experienced management team and the potential to thrive and grow.