After you incorporate in Florida, you must hold an initial shareholders meeting. This is the first official meeting of your new corporation, and it is at this meeting that you will address a series of corporate formalities, approve legal documents, and set the management of your company.
In a technical sense, the operation of your Florida corporation cannot really go forward without holding an initial shareholders meeting. The management of your company, for example—the designation of your directors and officers—must be approved by your initial shareholders. If your shareholders do not officially meet and vote, then the management remains officially undecided.
In a small, family-owned Florida corporation, this initial shareholders meeting may be nothing more than a discussion over breakfast. However, it still must officially occur.