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Business Tax Receipts

Every business, including a home-based business, is required to obtain a business tax receipt. More Info




FLVEC LogoThe Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is a free web portal designed to connect entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs and service providers who can support their new or growing business. Learn More

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GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida.  By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.


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United States Small Business Development Center of Eastern Florida State College (SBDC)

The SBDC at Eastern Florida State College provides existing and prospective entrepreneurs with high-quality management counseling, entrepreneurial training, and information access and transfer - enabling them to maximize their businesses' growth, competitiveness and profitability within their trading area. The SBDC at Eastern Florida State College is a subcenter of the SBDC at University of Central Florida. The SBDC at UCF maintains its regional headquarters in Orlando and operates six full-service sub-centers. The SBDC at UCF serves an eight county area that includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. The SBDC at Eastern Florida State College is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. SBA.
Women’s Business Center (WBC)
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Provides training, counseling, mentoring and technical assistance targeting men and women entrepreneurs and  small businesses in Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie counties and the Central Florida area.

Mentoring Programs

The Women's Business Center offers targeted, highly-effective training to Start-up businesses and Second-stage growth-oriented companies, that were designed to deliver increased revenue generation, targeted market penetration, expanded business relationships, access to critical resources and increased financial expertise.  Contact Jeannett Kraar 305-856-9993

Space Coast SCORE® Counselors to America’s Small Business located at 1600 Sarno Road #205, Melbourne, FL 32935

Score counselors are also available in Palm Bay at the Greater Palm Bay Chamber (by appointment only) Please call (321) 567-0312 for appointment.

Veterans' Business Assistance


Veterans' Business Outreach Center 

The mission of the Veterans' Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is to help create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises.

How to get started:

Before the VBOC can provide assistance, the Small Business Administration requires all clients to complete the Electronic Request for Counseling (ERFC) form. This ERFC form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strict confidence. After submitting the ERFC successfully, a Certified Business Analyst from our office will contact you as soon as we are able to conduct an initial assessment and get you started in the process.

Electronic Request for Counseling (EFRC)


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