Local Assistance

Each region contains a set of helpful links

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Florida Atlantic University

FAU Business Plan Competition
Teams participating in the competition have the opportunity to meet and network with experienced venture capital principals, early stage angel investors, successful entrepreneurs, and senior business leaders who will serve as judges for the competition. The competition provides an unparalleled experience for the participants providing time to interact with the judging panel to receive their valuable feedback.

Mentorship Program
The program objective is to connect undergraduate, graduate and alumni business students with experienced professionals in the local community. The program mission is to strengthen community connections while providing the opportunity for mentors to help young FAU College of Business students succeed.

Equity Analyst Program
Students admitted to this prestigious program create independent equity research reports for publicly traded companies while gaining valuable and marketable skills in financial analysis, company valuation and equity investing.

Business Plan Resources from the College of Business
The FAU College of Business provides resources such as business plan tools, learning tools, and IBM’s SME Toolkit.

FAU Tech Runway ®
FAU Tech Runway ® is a South Florida public-private partnership formed in 2014 to foster technology start-ups.

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Boca Raton

Business Tax Info
General information regarding Business Tax Receipts and Contractor Registrations for the City of Boca Raton as well as application forms and Contractor Registration forms.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy
The Boca Chamber Education Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is for students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate, and a commitment to their community and family.

Venture Capital Firms and Entrepreneurship Programs
An extensive list of local resources including venture capital firms, angel investors, venture meetings, as well as entrepreneurship programs and resources.

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Palm Beach County

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center
Free web portal designed to connect entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs and service providers who can support their new or growing business.

SCORE offers information and assistance for your business or your business idea. Every month, SCORE provides free counseling to hundreds of entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs in the South Florida area.

County Local Business Tax Receipt
The law requires any business in Palm Beach County selling merchandise or services to purchase a Business Tax Receipt.

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Broward County

Small Business Start-Up and Expansion
The Broward County Library offers access to many print resources as well as links to useful tools such as online databases and seminars.

Broward SCORE
This chapter has more than 30 volunteers with the mission to help entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County.

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State of Florida

Start-up Kit for New Business Owners
Contains links to documents routinely distributed to new business registrants.

Assistance from the Department of State
If you're starting a business in Florida, either new or an expansion and you need help finding assistance, this site is here to help with continually updated links to web resources related to business startups.

Small Business Administration
The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. Its resources include tools such as business plan templates, small business loans, and startup competitions for funding.

Small Business Development Center
The Florida SBDC Network has access to robust databases, business research resources, and knowledgeable experts who can help you successfully navigate the obstacles that come with the stages of the business life cycle.

Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research
The Institute’s mission is economic development through the commercialization of new discoveries generated from publicly-funded research. Its resources include both company building and company funding programs and a patent pro bono program for qualified, under-resourced inventors.

Required Taxes by the Department of Revenue
Starting a business in Florida requires you to be aware of the taxes you may be required to collect and/or pay. The Department of Revenue provides the resources necessary to make you aware of necessary taxes.

 Last Modified 1/24/17