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Resources

There is a wealth of information available on the web for the benefit of small businesses. We hope to make your searches easier by providing some of those contacts here. If you find others that have been useful to you, please let us know and we will pass that information on to other business owners.

Internal Revenue Service

Website provides access to tax forms and publications. Their small business, one stop resource page directs business owners to sources and sites that providing a variety of information. For business owners trying to decide if they can legitimately hire individuals as sub-contractors rather than as employees, check out IRS common law rules.

The U.S. Government

Provides on-line access to government programs that affect businesses. It provides information and resources related to business structure, taxes, marketing, and employer guidelines. It is a good first source to check if you are trying to identify which agency you need to contact for more in depth information on a particular subject.

Florida Trend

Website geared to the activities, trends and news that are of interest to new small businesses. This guide is an effort to assist entrepreneurs who are starting new businesses

The Free Management Library

Excellent starting point for research on management and leadership related topics. There is an emphasis on peer learning opportunities and contributions to the library are provided from diverse sources in this on-line community.

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration's mission is to advance the economic security of the nation's people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs.

The Small Business Administration (SBA)

Provides information and assistance to small businesses on-line atwww.sba.gov.

Small Business Planner

One of the on-line tools provided by the SBA is a planning section that includes information including:

  • Buying and selling a business
  • Choosing the correct form of ownership
  • Paying Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Employees

This resource is a good first step in collecting the information you need to solve a business problem you are trying to solve.

Small Business Development Center at FAMU

For local assistance including classes, information and specific forms of counseling you can visit the local office:

2035 East Paul Dirac Drive
The Morgan Building, Suite 130
Innovation Park
Tallahassee, FL 32310
850-599-3407

US Department of Labor

Good source of information on wage requirements.

Florida Department of Revenue

Provides on-line resources for businesses who are conducting business in the State. A business guide, information on e-services, tax incentives, exemptions and new hire reporting.

The Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations

Website provides access to information for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, trade marks, fictitious name registrations and liens. Electronic filing and certifications.

The Tallahassee Florida Chamber of Commerce

Provides an opportunity for business owners to exchange information and resources. Networking with other business owners is a useful way to build contacts that will strengthen your business over time.

The Florida Sterling Council, Inc.

Provides education and training services designed to help businesses improve the quality of their services, products and operations. A new program called the Sterling Small Business Blueprint Workshop series is crafted specifically for small businesses.