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Get Assistance with the EDO's State and National Business Partners
Take advantage of government and community resources created to make your business startup, expansion or relocation successful.

State Resources

Enterprise Florida
800 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32803
407-956-5600
www.eflorida.com

This is a not-for-profit, government-business partnership established to guide the development of Florida’s economy. It supports the creation of quality jobs, a well-trained workforce and globally competitive businesses. Although it is not a state agency, Enterprise Florida is funded by the State of Florida and by donations from the private sector. Enterprise Florida operates as a single point of contact for information about business assistance programs available in Florida. Enterprise Florida focuses on companies that are created in Florida and coordinates efforts in partnership with existing local and regional economic development organizations. Enterprise Florida's main office is located in Orlando.

Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP)
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., M.S. 49
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-2118
www.dep.state.fl.us

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continually works with local businesses to preserve and protect Florida’s environment. The DEP Business Portal allows Florida residents and businesses to apply for commonly issued authorizations, permits, certifications and renewals, pay fees and submit annual reports, subscribe to agency newsletters or request a technology review. It’s also a great place to get information about compliance assistance with wastewater permit determinations, dock permits or other environmental resource permits.

Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Caldwell Building, 107 East Madison St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4120
850-245-7105
http://floridajobs.org

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) promotes economic opportunities through successful workforce, community, and economic development strategies. Its programs include job search resources, re-employment assistance benefits, information for specific industries and minority-owned businesses, candidate recruitment, professional development training and a wide range of other useful tools.

VISIT FLORIDA
Headquarters
2540 W. Executive Center Circle, Ste. 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-488-5607

VISIT FLORIDA is the state's official tourism marketing corporation, serving as Florida's official source for travel planning to visitors across the globe. This is a not-for-profit corporation created as a public/private partnership by the Florida Legislature in 1996.
www.visitflorida.org or www.sunshinematters.org

National

U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd St, SW
Washington, DC 20416
SBA Answer Desk: 800-827-5722
www.sba.gov

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses since its founding in 1953. The SBA is an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the nation’s overall economy. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. The agency has district offices in Miami and Jacksonville.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
IRS.gov

One of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) missions is to help small business and self-employed taxpayers understand and meet their tax obligations. If you are a new small business owner or have become self-employed, find out how your operation can comply with federal tax laws through the Small Business/Self-Employed Division.

If you are a new business owner, watch this virtual tour about IRS Small Business Taxes