Entrepreneur & Startup Resources
Build Your Own Future
Wondering how to be an entrepreneur in Florida? Consider this your launchpad. The entire state is fertile ground for creation, which means leveraging the unique mix of people and resources that help you thrive. From the first idea to the final product, Florida is full of services to guide you along the way. Florida entrepreneurs are innovating and creating in an array of fields and industries. Learn more about ways to tap into big startup scenes in Orlando, Miami and Tampa Bay. Ideas come to Florida to blossom and flourish – and not just because of the sun.
Find Your Network
Find all the support you need to start up or scale up with Florida’s incubator ecosystem.
- Enterprise Florida
- Small Business Network
- Women’s Business Center
Join a Startup in Florida
Employ Florida can connect workers to tomorrow’s big startup, but it’s just one of many resources. Incubator hubs like 35 Mules provide entrepreneurs with the guidance and support they need to get off the ground, creating a strong network for job seekers to tap into. Other accelerators like Techstars and 500 Global have a presence in Miami, providing ample opportunities for breaking into the startup scene. Local events like Bar Camp Tampa Bay and Tech Coast Conference in Jacksonville will help you meet tomorrow’s industry leaders. With a robust networking pool, meeting those who will help you get in on the ground floor of a thriving Florida startup has never been easier.
Enterprise Florida Supports Startups
Business and government leaders collaborate at Enterprise Florida to ensure a healthy business environment for all companies – startups included. Get in on the action with connections and guidance to get your start in Florida, with resources on everything from tapping into local talent to funding programs. As you grow, you’ll have a partner in Enterprise Florida every step of the way until that exciting day when you’ll no longer consider yourself a startup. You’ll be a successful business in one of the most favorable business climates in the nation.
Tap Into Florida’s Small Business Network
Have specific questions about developing a small business in Florida? The state is already business friendly, but Florida’s Small Business Development Center Network makes it even easier. The network provides consulting and training to entrepreneurs looking to get a foot in the door. Links and resources to everything from developing a business plan to setting up a multitude of licenses make it that much easier to set up shop in Florida. The best part? The services are free!
Florida Supports Diversity in Business
In Florida, uplifting all voices is key. No matter your identity or background, there’s a place for you to succeed in Florida. For example, the Florida Women’s Business Center does just that by empowering female entrepreneurs and business owners to start their own endeavors and, more importantly, succeed. Likewise, the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council helps businesses adapt and innovate in the name of diversity and inclusion. Each region and city also provides more local services to support minority-owned businesses as they create a new home in Florida.
Tools & Resources
Cost of Living
No state income tax makes living your best life and all the perks of FL affordable.Live the FL Life
Major Employers Map
Discover major employers across the state of Florida, where big ideas are welcomed and encouraged.Explore Major Employers
Explore FL’s Regions
With 67 counties and countless lifestyles, Florida is a world of its own. Find your perfect fit here.Find Your FL Community