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Starting a Business in Florida

Visit the Department of State's Starting a Business page. The Small Business Development Center is also a great resource.

1) Write a business plan

Here are a couple of posts I've devoted to this subject -
Business Plans: A Quick Guide and Piecing Together the Business Plan.

The Small Business Administration has a
handy page about writing a business plan.

2) Decide on a location has a page devoted to selecting a location with handy links about demographics and economy.

3) Choose a business structure

First, read this great article on how to choose your business structure - click here to read PowerHomeBiz's Choosing Your Legal Structure.

Once you've done that go to the Division of Corporations site, which is where you can search and file corporations, LLCs, LLPs, fictitious names, etc.

4) Taxes

Read the Start-Up Kit for New Business Owners.

5) Licenses & Permits

Business license information can be found here.

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Elliott said…
Thanks for sharing this with us. This will be a very good resource for those who would want to start a new business in Florida. I hope that through these tips, those people who are going to start a business will become successful in the future.

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Anyway, thanks again for sharing these steps!
Soren Duus said…
Keeping those five points in mind and laying out a well-thought plan can determine the long-time stability of your business. The next task is maintaining the business's marketability through new ideas.

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