Business Start-Up



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Magazines & Newspapers 

Read online now (library card required). Available in the Periodicals collection at Winter Park Public Library

Online Databases (library card required) 

Databases offer collections of articles and information from popular and scholarly journals, newspapers and other reference works.

Business Index ASAP

Management, indicators, practices, companies & industries. 

General Business File ASAP

Company & industry trends. Newspapers/journals, and directories.

Reference USA

Info on 12 million+ U.S. businesses plus articles. Search parameters include business size, sales volume, location, home-base business & more.

Small Business Resource Center

Offers over 2 million articles pertaining to small business needs.



Business Plans and advice for all steps of a new business.

Extensive tips, articles, business plans and more, including franchise information. 

Florida Department of State: Division of Corporations

File business entities, trade and service marks, judgment liens, and fictitious name registrations. A registry & info resource for almost all business activity in Florida.

Florida Trend Top Lists

The magazine's TopRank Florida lists tells you which companies lead in their respective industries.

IRS: Small Business and Self-Employed One Stop Resource Center

What you need to know about IRS reporting standards. Includes tax forms and more.

My - Business

Everything you need to know about doing business in Florida, including business licenses and permits, taxes, environmental concerns, etc.

National Entrepreneur Center

Local location on E. Colonial for small business development and support including seminars, coaching, and onsite business lab.

The UCF Small Business DevelopmentCenter

The University of Central Florida’s Small Business Development Center provides fee-based business seminars and free one-on-one counseling for Central Florida small business owners.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Explore links to starting, financing, and expanding your business on this searchable site.

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce

Mission: " develop, promote, and sustain a vital, thriving business climate..." Members enjoy a variety of networking opportunities.