Business Plans Information, sample plans, templates, as well as organizations that offer writing assistance.
Business plans, funding, licenses, taxes & more.
Business Start-Up Guide A handy guide to help you get started on the process.
BusinessUSA The Federal government's one-stop center for the small business community.
Capital Funding & Investments
Loans, venture capital, grants, angel investors. Web sites, magazines, newspapers.
Florida Trend's Small Business Start-up Guide A guide from the magazine devoted to Florida small business.
Forms, Permits, Licenses Find the information you need in Florida Trend's Toolbox.
General Business & Tax Forms Forms for doing business in Florida as well as general office forms.
Labor Law Federal and State information from Florida Trend magazine.
Licensing, Taxes, Insurance Business licenses, fictitious names, business taxes, workers' comp, and more.
ThomasNet Popular directory listing industrial suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors in North America.
Get help from local & national organizations.
Business Support Organizations
Build relationships with local professionals. Private consultations, seminars.
Chambers of Commerce & Municipalities Locate Chambers and city governments in the local area.
Florida Small Business Development Center Provides free, private consultations and assistance. Seminole State College.
S.C.O.R.E Popular non-profit organization dedicated to the entrepreneur. They offer personal counseling and seminars.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Resources and services from the well-known Federal government agency. See their Resource Guide & Online Learning Center.
Use these guides for market research.
Use our premium electronic resources to find full-text articles, demographics, exports, investments, and more.
An excellent one-stop resource on demographics for the metro area.
for Seminole County.
DemographicsNow Library Edition
Current statistics by state, metro area, county, city, and zip code. Create reports.
Requires a library card for remote access. Enter # on login page.
Demographics & Economic Statistics
Seminole County, its municipalities, the Orlando metro area, and the State.
The magazine for the Florida small business community.
Magazines & Newspapers
Links to popular business and finance magazines, newspapers, and newsletters.
Orlando Business Journal
Local business news and resources. Their Book of Lists
is available at various branches.
Directory listing of 14 million businesses and 89 million U.S. households. Useful for marketing, sales leads, customer analysis and more. Requires a library card for remote access.