Tampa Bay's National Historic Landmark District

If your business is taking a hit financially during this crisis, the State of Florida is offering loan programs to help. Here are more resources and informationon obtaining loans for business owners in the district. 

For the most up to date event information, please follow us or City of Tampa on social media and continue to refer to this page. 

If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur looking for additional resources to start or grow your business, please review this list of websites below for helpful information.

ORGANIZATION/RESOURCE

WEBSITE

LICENSES

Start a Business in Florida

Florida Division of Corporations

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)

DBPR Application Center – which businesses need licenses

Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR)

Information for Businesses and Employers


Local Business Tax

(Formerly known as Occupational License)

START-UP ASSISTANCE

Florida Trend Small Business Guide

Florida Small Business

SCORE

SCORE Tampa Chapter

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA Tampa Office (contact information)

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Small Business Development Center at USF Muma College of Business

MINORITY & SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


City of Tampa

Enterprise Florida (EFI)

Minority & Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Capital Division

Florida Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF Florida)

Florida Black Business Investment Fund

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation (FFCFC)

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation


Hillsborough County

FINANCING

Florida Business Development Corporation

Florida Business Development Corporation

Florida Trend Small Business Guide

Florida’s Venture Capital Firms

Florida Venture Forum

Florida Venture Forum

State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

State Small Business Credit Initiative

TRADE AND EXPORT ASSISTANCE

U. S. Department of Commerce

Tampa Bay U. S. Export Assistance Center

Tampa Hillsborough EDC

Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Missions & Events, Resources

ONGOING SUPPORT, WORKSHOPS AND CONNECTING

Tampa Bay Chamber

Tampa Bay Chamber Business Resources | Advocacy

CEO Council of Tampa Bay

CEO Council of Tampa Bay

Florida High Tech Corridor Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Embarc Collective

Embarc Collective, Tampa Bay

Grow Florida

GrowFL

Small Business Resource Network (SBRN)

Small Business Resource Network of West Central Florida

Tampa Bay Wave

Tampa Bay Wave

Tampa Hackerspace

Tampa Hackerspace

TiE Tampa Bay

TiE Tampa Bay

Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship

Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship

EMPLOYEE RECRUITING AND TRAINING

CareerSource Tampa Bay

Employer Services

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

University of South Florida Center for Entrepreneurship

USF Center for Entrepreneurship (ranked #10 nationally)

University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center

University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center



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