Business Resources

Resources Are Available to Help Your Business Grow!

Business Planning Information available at no charge:

The “City Ready” service provides a meeting at no charge with City and Utilities Commission staff members to discuss how to maximize the use of a commercial building and/or property. Such meetings normally take less than 20 minutes and provide a wealth of useful information for business site planning. The meetings are scheduled on the first and third Wednesday morning of each month beginning at 8:30 am. Please call Tony Otte CRA/Economic Development Director, (386) 566-3941.

For information concerning commercial and industrial properties, demo-graphic data identifying potential customers, traffic counts, and city-related questions: call Tony Otte, CRA/Economic Development Director, at (386) 566-3941.

Detailed commercial property information: this information is now availa-ble on the City website, On the Home Page, move the cursor to “City Departments” in the upper left corner, and then in the blue box click on “Economic Development”. At the bottom of the Economic Development page is a City zoning map with red dots – each dot is the location of a business, with information provided through the City Business Tax Receipt files and the Volusia County Property Appraiser database. Information provided includes the parcel number, business name, property owner, and the address and property type.

Assistance with hiring employees: Career Source Flagler Volusia, 329 Bill France Blvd, Daytona Beach. (386) 323-7001

Training Opportunities:

Training offered at Daytona State College:  Check out the DSC training website: or contact or (386) 506-4224.

Training offered by SCORE  Score offers many NO CHARGE business training classes on a variety of subjects. For more information go to

NO CHARGE Business Assistance – Expansion for Existing Business o Volusia County Department of Economic Development: (386) 248-8048 – services include exporting assistance

Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College: (386) 506-4723 – services include preparation of business plans, assistance in seeking loans, business consulting. • NO CHARGE Business Assistance – Entrepreneurs

SCORE: (386) 255-6889 – including preparation of business plans. o Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center:; 386-310-8781.

City Property Tax Exemption for expanding businesses: In November 2014 vot-ers approved a Tax Exemption program that provides expanding businesses that meet program criteria with abatements of City property taxes. If your business is in the expansion mode please call Tony Otte at (386) 566-3941.

For prominent Commercial/Industrial properties for sale or lease, please go to and click on New Smyrna Beach. Sites can be added to this list by calling Tony Otte at (386) 566-3941.

The City publishes an Economic Development Newsletter every month listing upcom-ing business events and other information of interest to business owners, managers, and developers. The Newsletter is available on the City of New Smyrna Beach website ( or it can be emailed to you each month. To receive an email copy please contact Tony Otte at

For further information contact Tony Otte:; or call 386.566.3941(office/cell)