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4 Excellent Florida Startup Assistance Resources

Startup Assistance Resources

When you’re starting a business in Florida, your to-do list will be a mile long, and before the actual business operations even start, you’re going to have that slight overwhelming and scared feeling.

I’ve been there and know exactly how you feel my friend.

However, this should not mar your excitement of finally getting the ball rolling to achieving your goals of owning a better and brighter future. Know that when you start a small business, numerous resources are available that could help you. The key is to be a savvy entrepreneur and use startup assistance resources that benefit your business.

For starters, here are five excellent Florida startup assistance resources I have come up to help you get started. From business mentoring to how-to guides, you should take note of these resources.


1) Florida Business Counseling

An excellent resource to start the business process is the Florida SBDC Network. The Florida SBDC provides a vast resource of tools, workshops, trainings, and Florida business counseling for small startup businesses.

The Florida SBDC is geared towards helping small businesses start smoothly, grow exponentially, and become successful. It offers statewide business assistance as it has offices situated around the state that are ready to address the needs of Florida’s business community. Also, the Florida SBDC has a vast network of partners that connects entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors in one single platform.


2) Startup Savant’s Free Florida Resources

When Startup Savant started a few years back, we have also gone through many challenges that every startup faces. For this reason, we have come up with our very own Florida resources to give other entrepreneurs a better chance at starting a business in Florida.

These free resources are purposely created for Florida startups. From the basics on how to start a business to financing it, it’s time you take a look at these resources.


3) Mentoring and Counseling from Your Local Florida SCORE

Your local SCORE is a vital source of all things related to starting, running, and growing a business. SCORE is a nationwide organization that offers a variety of resources for Florida entrepreneurs committed to mentoring small business startups.

The local Florida SCORE has a pool of mentors with different specializations in business from taxation, accounting, marketing, sales, and IT application. The beauty of SCORE mentoring is that it can be done through a face-to-face session or through online counseling.


4) Free Online Resources from the SBA

When you start a small business in Florida or in any state for that matter, the U.S. Small Business Administration is centered towards helping small businesses gear up for the long process of starting their own venture. In Florida, there is the South Florida District Office and North Florida District Office.

Your local office of the SBA should be your number go-to for everything to do with small businesses. From loans to loan guarantees, strategic planning, mentoring and counseling sessions, to total resource guides, the SBA has it all. Tools for starting your small business are also provided on the respective links above.


Wrapping Up and Moving Forward

When you’re building your future, there never is an easy way to do it. The same thing goes for when you’re starting a new business. Life can be tough when you start a small business in Florida but knowing that you have resources you can refer to and use can make the journey ahead so much better and smoother. It’s time you make that journey now and own your future!

About Liesha Petrovich

Liesha is a small business owner of 20 years, host of Startup Savant, the owner of a karate dojo in Maine, and creator of Work Mobly. During free time she's with her family and working on a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship.