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Administrative & Legal Issues

  • SunBiz: Division of Corporations
    Florida's Department of State Division of Corporations. Use this site to search and access filed information for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, trademarks, fictitious name registrations and liens.
    A government website to help small businesses understand their legal requirements. Provides links to state and local agencies.
  • Register for an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    All companies with employees must have an EIN. This page will answer basic questions regarding EINs and provide a link for applying for an EIN.
    Inexpensive business forms for all kinds of legal transactions.

Buying an Existing Business

  • BizBuySell
    A comprehensive national database of businesses that are for sale. You can specify geographic region, line of business, and asking price.
  • Franchise Gator
    A searchable resource on the franchise industry. It can be searched by level of investment and business category.

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