Florida Division of Corporations (FDC) - Through the FDC you can register a trademark, a Limited Liability Corporation, a Limited Liability Partnership, a Fictitious Name, or become incorporated.
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.
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.
Florida Department of Revenue (FDR) - The goal of the FDR is to dramatically increase the availability of information and services to taxpayers. Their website is full of valuable information about property and taxes.
Division of Hotels and Restaurants (DHR) - The DHR licenses, inspects, and regulates public lodging, and food service establishments. They also license and regulate elevators, escalators and other vertical conveyance devices.
Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT) - The DABT 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.
Volusia County Department of Economic Development - Their mission statement is to “generate the sustained economic development of the county by encouraging new investment, and creation of value-added full-time employment, while maintaining the area’s abundant natural and man-made resources.
New Smyrna Beach Main Street, Inc. 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.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a public-private partnership serving as Florida’s primary organization devoted to statewide economic development.
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.
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.