Resources

Useful business links for research and financial ratios/statistics.
AM&AA  - Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors – Premier organization of middle-market business intermediaries.

BEBR - Bureau of Economic and Business Research at University of Florida.

BizStats - Useful financial ratios, business statistics, and benchmarks by type of business.

BuyerZone - Price quotes and advice for major business purchases.

Enterprise Florida - Economic development resources.

Florida Department of Revenue - Register to collect and remit Florida taxes, including sales and unemployment taxes.

Florida Division of Corporations - Search for a corporate or fictitious name.  Form a corporation or LLC online.

FRED - Florida Research and Economic Database – focus on employment data.

Internal Revenue Service - Apply online for a Federal Employer Identification Number.

MELISSA Data - Look up a variety of location-specific statistics and data.  Good source for mailing lists.

Small Business Administration - Description of loan programs and other financial assistance provided by the SBA.

State of Florida - Portal for all state business services.

U.S. Census - County, zip code, and metropolitan area business patterns and demographics.