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Contacts for success.

If you’re ready for your business to grow in Deltona, here are resources to help you get started:

Superb local government support.

From site selection help to personalized tours, the Office of Economic Development can help each step of the way, cutting red tape and helping you find a solution best for your business.

The various sources listed should provide information to assist in accomplishing your business planning or market research.

 

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE:

Chamber of Commerce – DeLand Area

(386) 734-4331-336 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720

Chamber of Commerce – Volusia Hispanic

(386) 626-4264

Chamber of Commerce – West Volusia Regional

(386) 490-4606-123 N. Industrial Drive, Suite #C, Orange City, FL 32763

 

WEBSITES:

American Community Survey

A new nationwide survey with annual updates designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. Focus in on 800 geographical areas profiles and rankings.

American Factfinder

User-friendly source for census information on population, housing, geographic or economic data. Search for Fact Sheets on your community by zip code, city/town, county or state.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Facts. Narrative analysis for states, counties,metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and BEA Economic Areas: area’s personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income.

Business Insurance

A comprehensive guide.

County Business Patterns

Search for business data by county, by ZIP Code or by MSA (metropolitan statistical area).

Economic Indicators

Here’s where to find the leading economic indicators as they are updated. Housing starts,household income, manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders, construction spending and more.

SCORE Volusia/Flagler

Free counseling assistance is available to anyone seeking to start a business or need information on how to grow their business.

Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Information for new and growing businesses through the Volusia/Flagler Higher Education Consortium.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is the agency charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in the State of Florida, such as cosmetologists, veterinarians, real estate agents and pari-mutuel wagering facilities. Our mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly, and we strive to meet this goal in our day-to-day operations.

Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureaus can alert you to complaints against companies in your area.

West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce

A not for profit organization representing a broad-based coalition of businesses from throughout Central Florida.

Volusia County Economic Development Office

Everything your growing business needs.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Businesses that sell or serve food or food products must be inspected by either the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 800-435-7352 or by the Division of Hotel &Restaurant Commission 407-623-1240 PRIOR to obtaining an Occupational License. The Division of Hotel & Restaurant Commission is located at 940 W. Morse Blvd., Suite 290, Winter Park, FL

 

GETTING STARTED:

Fictitious Name Registration

Anyone conducting business in the State of Florida must file a Fictitious Name Registration with the State of Florida as per Florida Statute section 865.09. This applies to anyone conducting a business and using a business name that does not fall under the State of Florida exemption guidelines. For further information, contact the State of Florida Fictitious Name Department at (850) 245-6058

Corporations

Corporations are filed with the Secretary of State. Call (850) 245-6052 for further information. Out-of-state corporations must register with the Secretary of State if they intend to use their corporate name. For further information, call (850) 245-6051

State Sales Tax

State Sales Tax numbers are issued by the Florida Department of Revenue. Their local office is located at 5420 Diplomat Circle, Orlando 32810. For further information, call (407) 623-1141

Federal Taxes

Federal I.D. numbers are issued by the Internal Revenue Service. For further information, call 800-829-1040

State Licensing

State licencing requirements can be obtained by calling the Consumer Services Department at 800-435-7352

Workman’s Compensation

Information can be obtained by calling the Orlando office of the Department of Labor at (407)245-0758

 

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation

Promotes and assists the growth and development of small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Programs and services to help you start grow and succeed.

Florida Black Business Investment Board

Financing for black-owned businesses.

Florida State Programs

Office of Supplier Diversity – Improves business and economic opportunities for Florida’s women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

Florida Trend’s Small Business Magazine

The magazine and its website offer regionally-based stories and reporting with statewide impact. Florida Trend’s mix of local color and thorough, hard-hitting investigative journalism is recognized each year with regional and national awards for editorial excellence.

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

An agency specifically created to encourage the creation, growth and expansion of minority-owned businesses in the United States. Orlando Minority Business Opportunity Committee 407.245.6062

Women’s Business Development Council of Florida

Our mission is to certify, champion, and connect women-owned businesses. We are proud to be affiliated and associated with Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and as one of the 14 RPOs (Regional Partner Organizations), are fully committed to providing a smooth experience for you as you take the journey to becoming one of the elite Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).

Florida’s Office of Supplier Diversity

The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD), a specialized team within the Division of State Purchasing, is available to help improve business opportunities for Florida-based woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses.

Career Source Flagler-Volusia

The Career Source is a state funded program provides a variety of services for employers and employees. The One Stop office helps match employees with employers and provides various employee training. They are located at Career Source Flagler-Volusia, 846 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL 32763. For further information, call (386) 473-7970

SBA Small Business Guides

The website provides information on starting a business, which involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities.

SBA (Small Business Development Center)

The U.S. Small Business Administration and State of Florida pay the Florida SBDC to provide no-cost business assistance, research resources and skills training to Volusia County businesses.

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