Business Resources

We feel that networking among other businesses can be incredibly beneficial from the perspective that if you are in need of resources that may allow your business to grow and prosper, that your fellow business partners can provide a name and a number that can help answer questions you may have or lead to the establishment of another lead that can help.  Listed below are a number of links that we think could be helpful for you.

Small Business Development Center
Provides assistance to the small business owner for business plans, marketing, patents and trademarks, plus many other resources.

Seminole Advisory Board
The Council matches established businesses and area professionals who volunteer their expertise as members of your business’ advisory board.

IRS-Electronic Federal Tax Payment Service
Businesses can pay their federal and payroll taxes on line with the IRS.

Small Business Administration
Programs and services to help the small business owner start, grow and succeed.

Florida Department of State Division of Corporations (Sunbiz)
In this site you will learn how to file your articles of incorporation, find forms, look up other companies articles of incorporation and so much more.

Your Money Matters – Small Business
This page is home to financial information and resources specifically for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

The Small Business page features our How to Write a Winning Business Plan webinar and a series of video presentations titled Are You an Entrepreneur?, The 10 Most Common Money Mistakes, and Are You Certifiable?

Small Business resources to improve your bottom line

SCORE Orlando
The SCORE Association, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.  Their mission is to provide face-to-face and email business counseling to help small businesses succeed.

Online Security Business Training Course
For many years it seemed that cyber thieves only preyed on the largest of businesses. By stealing user names and passwords, they would get into the online banking accounts and clean out the checking, money markets and savings of these corporations.  It was thought that because they were the ones with all the money…that the thieves wouldn’t prey on the small business owner.  That has all changed.  It is now conventional wisdom that small business owners don’t have the security sophistication that large companies do, making them easier to just “get in and get out” before anyone knows what has happened.  As a small business owner you need to take steps now to keep these criminals away.  Even a little bit of resistance on the owners part will convince a thief to move on to the next easier target.  Gulf States has put together a video that may help you understand a little bit more about online fraud.