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Small Business Development: Finding Internet Sites

Online Journals

Entrepreneur Magazine
This site includes full text articles from Entrepreneur Magazine as well as access to Business Home Office Magazine and Business Start-Ups Magazine. In addition, users may use chat rooms, forums and ExpoLINK( tradeshow list), 300 free business forms, and links to other sites.

Entrepreneur's Mind
Based on the print magazine of the same name, this site contains anecdotal stories of successful business professionals.

Entrepreneurial Edge Online
Offers articles, interactive tools, training modules and discussion forums for entrepreneurs. Replaces the printed quarterly journal of the same name

Florida Trends
"The Magazine of Florida business and industry"

Small Business Journal
Aimed at companies that employ fewer than 100 people, this bimonthly publication offers current and past content from the print journal.

Small Business News
Contains full text copies of articles from this publication that caters to small and growing companies

Small Business Taxes & Management
Provides information for financial management of small businesses



Florida Government and Law

Corporations Online

Division of Corporations

Enterprise Florida

Florida Access to Government (My Florida)

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation

Florida Department of Revenue

Florida Division of Workers' Compensation

Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library

Florida Small Business

How to Form a Corporation LLC or Partnership in Florida. 1999. (Ref. KFF 213.5 Z9 B74) See also How to Form a Corporation in Florida  (netLibrary).

Purchasing Direct

Starting a Business in Florida

Other Legal Sources

American Bar Association Legal Guide for Small Business. 2000. (KF 1659 Z9 A43)

Findlaw for Business

Law for the Small Business Owner. 2001. (Ref. KF 889.3 J39)

The Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business. 2001. (Ref. KF 1659 Z9 S76 and  netLibrary) & Emerald Coast Library

Nolo's Law for All

U.S. Business Advisor​


Better Business Bureau
Includes some full text guides, pamphlets and news reports.  Other sections in this site are a database of local companies and complaint forms.

Federation of International Trade Associations
Includes a few tools that point to trade lead sources and that announce trade seminars and shows

Florida's Chambers of Commerce
Provides links to all city and/or county chambers in Florida

National Association of the Self-Employed
Known for its lobby efforts in Washington, this agency also provides a good directory of other Internet sources, as well as TaxTalk a library of information about tax issues.

National Federation of Independent Business
This web site keeps up with important issues and legislation at the state and federal levels.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Provides contacts with retired executive volunteers who offer counseling to beginning entrepreneurs. The web page also provides links to valuable information resources.

Small Business Survival Committee
This committee is actually a lobbying group that represents small business owners.

Internet Sites

American Express Small Business Exchange

Business Resource Center

CCH Business Owner's Toolkit

Encyclopedia of Small Business. 1998. (Ref. HD 62.7 H553) & Emerald Coast Library

ENTERWeb: Enterprise Development

EZ Research - Small Business

Nova Plaza Business Library

Online Women's Business Center

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center

Small Business Resource Center

Small Office Solution


Edward Lowe Perspectives

Idea Cafe

Online Business Advisor

Small Business Information Library

University of West Florida Small Business Development Center