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Free Business Counseling -
Florida Gulf Coast University/Small Business Development Center - to schedule an appointment with the local counselor at our Port Charlotte office please phone 941-627-2222.
Service Corp of Retired Executives - SCORE - to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor please phone 941-743-6179.
Business Start-up Guide - PDF file
New online Small Business Safety and Health Resource Guidehelp them find free or inexpensive information about protecting their workers. The guide includes: More than 30 websites with resources from training guides and courses to workplace regulations, hazard checklists and emergency guidance. Contact information for safety organizations and government safety agencies PLUS resources for specific industries such as convenience stores, construction sites, restaurants, and health care settings.
Here is a collection of helpful websites:
www.Sunbiz.org access to business entities, image databases, forms
www.Nolo.com law for all, terms, planning, retirement, trademarks
www.Entrepreneur.com steps for starting a business, money solutions, tools
www.Venturea.com business plans, going public, financing, venture capital
www.FSBDC.com services for emerging and established businesses, assistance on all levels
www.Bplans.com sample plans, articles, tools, software, advice on plans
http://sbdcnet.utsa.educ/ all the information a small business needs to get started or stay in business
www.Entreworld.org Lessons learned by the entrepreneur-reports and guidelines
www.Census.gov census bureau data – surveys, tools for business
www.flchamber.com Florida Chamber of Commerce
www.facponline.com Florida Association of Chamber Professionals
For More information about these SBA Notices - please schedule a meeting (free) with the Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center counselor by calling 941-627-2222.