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There are multiple organizations that are willing to help entrepreneurs. We recommend that you contact the following, especially if you are in start-up mode, of USA and Florida organizations:


Angel Capital Association (ACA)
The Angel Capital Association is North America's professional alliance of angel groups. This fast-growing association brings together the 200 angel organizations in the United States and Canada to share best practices, network, and help develop data about the field of angel investing.

The SBA and University of New Hampshire provide the Angel Capital Electronic Network. Good material on securities law for entrepreneurs.

MIT Enterprise Forum
A volunteer, non-profit organization based at MIT whose mission is to promote the process of starting and growing innovative and technology-oriented companies by providing services and programs that educate, inform, and support the entrepreneurial community. Check their "Knowledge Bank" on

Stanford GSB CES
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business's web site is to help students, alums, and entrepreneurs who want to start or buy a company take advantage of resource network, the exciting programs we offer, and our collection of valuable information

Kauffman Foundation
Mr. Ewing Marion Kauffman left a great gift for all entrepreneurs with his foundation focused on America's start-up enterprises.

US Business Advisor
Federal government info for small business

Entrepreneurial Edge
Edward Lowe (Mr. Kitty Litter) Foundation for Entrepreneurship

Springboard Enterprises is a national, non-profit venture dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the equity capital markets as both entrepreneurs and investors.

New Idea Center
A venture capital consultant and business development firm that prepares investment-grade business plans, strategic profit models, and provides over 400 funding sources in Florida.



USA Small Business Administration
Check their website for guidance or call them at 305 536 5521. Loan programs available for traditional small business.

THe Service Corps of Retired Executives provides one-on-one guidance to small businesses via their website at or call them in Delray Beach (561 278 7752) Fort Lauderdale ( 954 356 7263 ) Hollywood ( 954 966 8415) and West Palm Beach ( 561 833 1672).

Small Business Development Center - Boca Raton
Florida Atlantic University's business resource center provides education and guidance. Call 561 362 5650 in Boca Raton serving all South Florida.

Small Business Development Center - Miami
Miami-Dade Community College business resource center provides education and guidance. Call 561 362 5650 in Boca Raton serving all South Florida.

EDC - Enterprise Development Corp in Boca Raton
Florida Atlantic University's business incubator provides education, counseling, and sometimes, facilities. Call 561 620 8494 or www.edc-tech.orgw.edc-h.o

MicroBusiness USA
Non-profit organization in Miami-Dade fostering self-employment with business workshops, loans form $500 to $35,000 and networking support for low - to - moderate income persons who have a skill or talent they can use to start or expand a small business. Call 305 -438 -1407 or

CFIC - Central Florida Innovation Corporation
Central Florida catalyst for high tech growth, builds local entrepreneurial businesses, seeks investment capital and provides community outreach programs.

Florida Venture Forum
Florida's association of venture capital firms, service providers and entreppreneurs. Coordinates annual venture capital event in January, and monthly education events.

Enterprise Florida
Florida's main economic development organization

Florida's Division of Corporations offers business registration


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