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POLK COUNTY
            SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE





                        TABLE OF CONTENTS




         STARTING YOUR BUSINESS                                           3
             PROFESSIONAL LICENSING                                       4
             DETERMINING LEGAL STRUCTURE                                  5

             TAX INFORMATION                                              7


         BUSINESS PLAN                                                    9



         GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING                                         12



         SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES                                       14
             NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES                                    15

             OTHER BUSINESS RESOURCES                                    18
             FUNDING                                                     19
             ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES                               20

             EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES                                       22


         BUSINESS FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES                                  23



         STRATEGIC PLAN WORKBOOK                                        40



         POLK COUNTY BUSINESS DISASTER PLAN                             49



         NOTES                                                          52




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