Business Resources

Read the official June 5, 2023, U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster news release here.

NSB "Pre-App" Services

This service provides a virtual meeting at no charge with City of New Smyrna Beach and New Smyrna Beach Utilities staff to discuss maximizing the use of a commercial building and/or property. Such meetings normally take less than 30 minutes and provide a wealth of useful information for new construction and redevelopment project plans that is consistent with the city's Land Development Regulations, Building Codes, etc.

For more "Pre-Application or Pre-App" information, please contact Development Services staff at (386) 410-2835.

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City Resources

  • Flagler Avenue Business Association is an organization of business owners along Flagler Avenue, the main beachside street in New Smyrna Beach.
  • Canal Street Historic District is a not for profit merchants association founded to promote the local Canal Street, downtown area. It encompasses not only Canal Street, but any merchant in the Canal street area.
  • Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst for community expansion, and has supported many causes to enhance economic growth.
  • Team Volusia is an organization that works to support business growth and recruit new business. Our clients are high-impact businesses both local and abroad as well as site selection consultants that represent these companies.
  • Southeast Volusia Manufacturing and Technology Coalition Welcome to a very special corner of the world. Not only is Southeast Volusia closely aligned with neighboring Daytona Beach and Orlando, but it is even closer to Florida's legendary Space Coast. In fact, Volusia County anchors Central Florida's High Tech Corridor. Technology is right at home in Southeast Volusia and Southeast Volusia is right at home in aviation, aerospace, and other tech-driven industries.
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County Resources

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State Resources

  • Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco is responsible for licensing the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries, for collection and auditing of taxes and fees paid by the licensees, and for enforcing laws and regulations of the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries.
  • Division of Hotels and Restaurants (DHR) licenses, inspects, and regulates public lodging, and food service establishments. They also license and regulate elevators, escalators and other vertical conveyance devices.
  • Enterprise Florida Inc is a public-private partnership serving as Florida’s primary organization devoted to statewide economic development.
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses, and communities.
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), any business that affects the environment of Florida will more than likely be required to account for its impact. Issues such as surface and groundwater quality, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste disposal, and natural resource habitat protection are just a few of the environmental concerns for which businesses are held accountable. The DEP is the lead agency in protecting our air, water, and land.
  • Florida Department of Revenue (FDR) goal is to dramatically increase the availability of information and services to taxpayers. Their website is full of valuable information about property and taxes.
  • The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) whose mission is to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.
  • CareerSource Flagler/Volusia and its partners at the Department of Economic Opportunity and the state’s 24 Regional Workforce Boards are working collaboratively to develop and deliver a globally competitive workforce that meets current and future needs of Florida businesses.

National Resources

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Assistance is to ensure a level playing field and foster equal opportunity for firms owned and operated by disadvantaged individuals on USDOT-assisted contracts and procurement.
  • Internal Revenue Service, at the Federal level, each employer needs to establish an Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, which is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN. This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • International Gold Key Initiative, the U.S. Commercial Service arranges business meetings with pre-screened contacts representatives, distributors, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners for international business.
  • Procurement Technical Assistance, electronic links to a wide variety of federal, state, and local government contacts for business decision makers who want to learn more about selling their products or services to the government.
  • Service Corps of Retired Executives, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide.
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.