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Small Business Resource Guide

Small businesses are the backbone of Florida’s economy. With around two million registered businesses and an $800 billion economy, Florida is a great place to start or grow your business. 

Want to start or grow a business in Florida? We’re here to help! 

From business licenses to business plans, we have you covered.

Getting started

Form your company

Three steps to form your company.

Set up taxes

Set up federal, state, county and city taxes.

Get a business license

Skilled trades and some other professions may need a business license.

Additional resources

Check out online resources from the State Library of Florida, the Florida Small Business Development Center and others. 

For FY2024-25, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.