Tallahassee Resources For Starting a New Business

1) Create a Business Plan: Small Business Administration (www.SBA.gov) Small Business Development Center (www.SBDCFAMU.org) 2) Choose a Business Structure - See SBA Business Entity Comparison Table (https://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/choose-your-business-stru) 3) Register your Business City Requirements http://www.talgov.com/treasurer/treasurer-startup.aspx Minority certification with the city http://www.talgov.com/ecd/ecd-economic-mbe.aspx City business taxes & licensing http://www.talgov.com/treasurer/treasurer-faq.aspx 4) Choose a Name - Name searches and fictitious name registry with the State (http://sunbiz.org/startbus.html) 5) Financial Options Small Business Administration (https://www.sba.gov/loanprograms) EDC's Financial Resources (http://taledc.com/startexpandrelocate/small-business-financing/) 6) Zoning, Permitting & Building Leon County (http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Home/Departments/Development-Support-and-Environmental-Management) City of Tallahassee (http://www.talgov.com/Main/Search.aspx?moduleid=0ac63c91-bc47-47ea-9c8b-61e3cb3311ca&search=permit) 7) Hiring Employees - Hire an independent contractor or an employee? (https://www.sba.gov/content/hire-contractor-or-employee) 8) Disaster & Continuity Planning - State of Florida (http://www.floridadisaster.org/DEMbusiness.asp) 9) How can I form a non-profit? SBDC (http://sbdcfamu.org/) INIE (http://www.TheInstituteForNonProfits.org/default.asp?) 10) Tax Incentives / Enterprise Zones Leon County (http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/committees/detail.asp?id=75) City of Tallahassee (http://www.talgov.com/ecd/ecd-economic-busincent.aspx) 11) Additional Resources Economic Development Council (EDC) (http://taledc.com/startexpandrelocate/small-business-financing/) Alliance of Entrepreneur Resource Organizations (http://bigbendbiz.com/) Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center (http://www.flvec.com/leon/) Domi Station (http://www.domistation.com/) ADA Info (http://www.adasoutheast.org/)