Rural Entrepreneurs

Business information, Business Statistics, Demographic information, Business Educational Resources.

Useful links for Gainesville and surrounding counties as well as State and National links for Business Information.

Links and Local Alliances

Gainesville has relationships with many local agencies, businesses and organizations. The following alliances help strengthen our services to small business clients in the community

www.sbdc.unf.edu SMALL BUSINES DEVELOPMENT CENTER  Our local SBA loan experts

Everybody is a salesperson whether they realize it or no: selling their ideas, their image, their persona, or their products or services. Don't like to sell? You will after attending our seminar, conducted by our own extraodinarily empathetic trainer. Taught by Jim Joyce, Sales Partners, Inc.

Tuesday March 6th - 6:00-8:00PM - Pre-Registration Required.

   North Florida Cities and Counties contact informaiton for obtaining Business Licenses. 

See also our Local Alliances and Business Resources at

Business Related Information useful websites for Gainesville and North Central Florida Area

 

ALACHUA COUNTY

Requires an occupational license. If you are doing business from your home, you must also have this license. Contact Code Enforcement www.actcfl.org   Click on Local Business Tax.
Home Based Business Affidavit, and Home Based Business General Application.
Also required is a tax receipt. Also, may call 352-337-6227. Three forms required and fees vary according to the size and type of the business. ($52.50-$525.00).

An advisory board is an informal group of outside advisors with no legal responsibilities to the company except for a formal non-disclosure and a non-compete agreement.

An advisory board is an informal group of outside advisors with no legal responsibilities to the company except for a formal non-disclosure and a non-compete agreement. Most often members of an advisory board have no financial interest in the firm and may receive a nominal honorarium for serving on the advisory board.

       

Newsletter 07

Slide Presentation

       

     The legal structure which defines the small business can take many forms.  This summarizes the critical aspects of legal structure for any small business to consider.

Many businesses start as sole proprietorships or partnerships. However, these structures have unlimited personal liability for company debts. As a result, many business owners opt to incorporate or form a limited liability company (LLC) to protect their families and financial interests. Businesses may change structure at any time.  Here are the most critical items to consider when selecting—or re-selecting—your business structure.

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