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Lauderhill thrives on helping business owners succeed. We offer valuable information to help start, build, and run a successful business. Everything a business needs to function properly in Lauderhill is right at your fingertips. We are here to help you find your perfect location, apply for a certificate of use, apply for banners/signage permits, and answer any other questions you may have. Remember, Shop Lauderhill!

Starting a Business  in Lauderhill

The resources listed below explain basic steps that most business owners will need to take into consideration when starting a business.

Step 1 – Get Business Training and Expert Advice
Step 2 – Research and Create a Business Plan
Step 3 – Select a Location
Step 4 – Finance Your Business
Step 5 – Select a Business Name and Register Your Business
Step 6 – Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business
Step 7 – Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Step 8 – Register for State Taxes
Step 9 – Obtain Certificate of Use and Permits for Lauderhill
Step 10 – Join Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce

Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce:

Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization existing to maximize the success of its member business community, to cultivate its competitive and economic strength and improve the overall quality of life of its residents. Read more...

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance of Broward County:

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is the official public/private economic development organization that represents Broward  County. The mission of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diversified economy by:

•Promoting increased public/private sector collaboration
•Delivering business development initiatives focused on new investment and job growth
•Enhancing the competitiveness of Broward's business climate
•Driving regional initiatives

Enterprise Florida:
Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership serving as Florida's primary organization devoted to statewide economic development. EFI's mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida's businesses and citizens leading to a to a vibrant statewide economy. EFI accomplishes this mission by focusing on a wide range of industry sectors, including clean energy, life sciences, information technology, aviation/aerospace, homeland security/defense, financial/professional services, manufacturing and beyond.

Small Business Administration (SBA):

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions

  •  Access to Capital (Business Financing)
  • Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
  • Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
  • Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)

Career Source Florida:

FloridaFlex offers businesses in Florida or relocating to Florida, a completely integrated talent support solution to help them compete and grow.

Whether your business needs help recruiting specialized talent, hiring new team members, training existing employees, or all three, FloridaFlex can help. Their team of business and economic development professionals can offer expertise, funding and resources – including labor market data – to help businesses succeed.

FloridaFlex connects you to multiple solutions. You can apply for just one of our programs, or take advantage of all available services for an integrated talent support solution that’s tailored to your company’s specific goals.

Employee Training Grant!

Your business relies on a strong, skilled team of employees to be successful. The CareerSource Florida network is committed to cultivating and growing talent for businesses in Florida, and we do so through nationally recognized, flexible training grants that strengthen businesses across many industries. CareerSource Florida’s customized, business-driven grant programs help Florida companies of all sizes compete and grow by keeping employees at the top of their game.

Apply for a grant today