Palm Beach County

Resource Agencies in Palm Beach County

Idea Stage

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund | HBIF

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida. If you are looking to start or expand your business or simply need information about small business resources in Florida, you have come to the right place!
  • (407) 428-5872
  • contact@hbifflorida.org
  • 3201 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32803

Palm Beach Code School

Become a Web Developer in 16 weeks. The Web Developer Program is our flagship program designed to prepare graduates for entry level work as junior Web Developers. The curriculum will encompass web platforms, programming, and web applications including (HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery). A typical 16 week course will focus on web design principles and concepts, programming, website creation and web applications.
  • (561) 257-5431
  • info@palmbeachcodeschool.com
  • 8895 N Military Trail, Suite 303B, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Palm Beach SCORE

Palm Beach SCORE chapter is a nonprofit organization that provides small business counseling and training and works closely with the Small Business Administration (SBA). PB SCORE has over 60 local mentors from virtually every business category you can imagine: marketing, manufacturing, service, retail sales, export, legal and many more. No matter where you are in business, we can help.
  • (561) 833-1672
  • 500 S. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Palm Beach Technology Association

Palm Beach Tech promotes industry growth by working with business groups, educational institutions, and government entities to support the goals of member companies. The core focus is fixed on producing long-term economic impact by attracting new business, supporting startups, and building the talent pool. With a scope of services that meets the needs of a wide range of industry professionals, from corporate CEO’s to freelance developers, we believe in fostering the industry through a unified and holistic approach.
  • (561) 512-7306
  • Joe@PalmBeachTech.org
  • 313 Datura Street, Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Startup Palm Beach

Startup Palm Beach catalyzes new business and helps existing entrepreneur support organizations strengthen the entrepreneur ecosystem. In partnership with the City of West Palm Beach we are hosting a series of monthly events tailored to educate, connect and showcase entrepreneurial talent. Our mission is to educate, connect and showcase entrepreneurs in Palm Beach County so they are equipped to succeed both in business and in life.
  • startuppb@gmail.com

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is an educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses. Students work in cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, and develop their brand identity. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation.
  • (561) 395-4433 ext. 232
  • info@bocachamber.com
  • 1800 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Formation Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to forming your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea stage. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Enterprise Development Corporation

Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides advisory and support services to help position entrepreneurs, investors, and partners for success and grow South Florida’s start-up ecosystem. As part of its mission, the nonprofit organization actively facilitates connections between entrepreneurs and investors, organizes impactful events, attracts capital, and helps shape a regional agenda to strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • (800) 588-7194
  • edcinfo@edc-tech.org
  • 751 Park of Commerce Drive, Suite 128, Boca Raton, Florida 33487
  • 2840 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065
  • 3250 NE 1st Ave, Third Floor Miami, Florida 33137

FAU Tech Runway

FAU Tech Runway offers a collaborative workspace that is a place for entrepreneurs to house, educate, mentor, and fund their companies from inception through venture funding. The goal of FAU Tech Runway is to establish a formal program for mentoring entrepreneurs and their ventures based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Venture Mentoring Service (VMS). The focus of the initiative is to combine VMS and Stanford’s Lean Launchpad curriculum with University resources and local community expertise to create an ecosystem conducive to the development of successful technology and growth industry start-ups.
  • (561) 297-8000
  • techrunway@fau.edu
  • 901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Florida Women's Business Center

The FLWBC is a small business resource center dedicated to the individual professional development of women. We provide management and technical assistance, help with efficiently organizing and completing business plans, business counseling, and special workshops, which include everything from starting a business to financial literacy and social media. Although our services are available to all persons, we are committed to attracting and serving women with entrepreneurial aspirations.
  • (561) 265-3790
  • info@FLWBC.org
  • 401 W. Atlantic Ave., Suite O9, Delray Beach, FL 33444

National Entrepreneur Center

We provide a single location where small businesses can access a variety of business resources, technology, research tools and more than eight resident support organizations who can provide assistance.
  • (407) 420-4848
  • info@nationalec.org

The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development, Inc

The TED Center is a non-profit organization that supports the successful development of entrepreneurs, small companies, and start up businesses. The TED Center offers an array of business support resources and services that are coordinated through strategic management and a network of contacts. The services are developed to increase the likelihood that small and start-up companies will remain in business for the long term.
  • (561) 265-3790
  • seabron@TEDcenter.org
  • 401 W. Atlantic Ave., Suite 09, Delray Beach FL 33444

Launching Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to launching your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea and Formation stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Caffeine Spaces

A New Coworking Space, Coffeehouse, Social Business Networking, Makerspace, Event Space for Meetups, Startup Business Incubation, and Access to Funding all in one place! Caffeine Spaces is introducing a multifunctional venue that is going to cover startups and entrepreneurs looking for both the coworking environment plus a proworking office space. In addition to proworking, the new coffeehouse in Boca Raton will introduce many new people to our event space! Hosting meetups and workshops will be simplified with an event management team.
  • caffeinespaces@gmail.com
  • 1405 North Congress Ave, Suite 5, Delray Beach, Florida 33445

City of Atlantis Business Tax Receipts

A business tax receipt is required for all businesses operating within the City.
  • (561) 965-1744
  • 260 Orange Tree Dr. Atlantis, FL 33462

City of Belle Glade Business Tax Receipts

All business operating within the City must obtain a business tax receipt prior to engaging in any business.
  • (561) 996-0100
  • 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. West Belle Glade, FL 33430

City of Boca Raton Business Tax Receipts

The City requires a Business Tax/Certificate of Use for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation within its jurisdiction, pursuant to the classifications and rates as provided in the City Code.
  • (561) 393-7000
  • 201 W. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33432

City of Boynton Beach Business Tax Receipts

All new businesses, including home based businesses, are required to obtain a business tax receipt before commencing work.
  • (561) 742-6000
  • 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33435

City of Green Acres Business Tax Receipts

The City of Greenacres code of ordinances requires any person or entity operating a business to have a business tax receipt issued by the City. The links on the left provide information needed to submit an application for a business tax receipt and contractor registration. The information and application(s) needed can be downloaded and submitted in person at our office.
  • (561) 642-2059
  • 5800 Melaleuca Lane, Greenacres FL 33463

City of Jupiter Business Tax Receipts

The BTR Department's primary function is to register businesses and professionals physically located or doing business within the Town of Jupiter corporate limits.
  • (561) 741-2318
  • jptr@jupiter.fl.us
  • 210 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458

City of Lake Worth Business Tax Receipts

A Lake Worth Business License, which includes two parts a Business Tax Receipt and a Use & Occupancy Certificate, is required of all commercial and residential businesses located in the City of Lake Worth. Anyone providing merchandise or services to the public, even a one-person business or home-based business, must have a current Lake Worth Business License from the City of Lake Worth and a Business Tax Receipt from Palm Beach County.
  • (561) 586-1647
  • amontes@lakeworth.org
  • 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33461

City of Palm Beach Gardens Business Tax Receipts 

A business tax is fixed and imposed upon every person who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the city for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within the city. It may also be levied upon any person who does not qualify as stated above and who transacts any business or engages in any occupation or profession in interstate commerce.
  • (561) 799-4216
  • business@pbgfl.com
  • 10500 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

City of Riviera Beach Business Tax Receipts

A Certificate of Use and/or Business Tax Receipt is required for any person or entity who maintains a permanent business location, branch office, or transacts business with sufficient nexus within the City's jurisdiction for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business or profession, except where exempted by law.
  • (561) 845-4000
  • 600 West Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach, FL 33404

City of Royal Palm Beach Business Tax Receipts

Business Tax is a tax imposed upon every person who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the Village for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession occupation within the Village.
  • (561) 790-5100
  • 1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

City of West Palm Beach Business Tax Receipts

A business tax receipt is required for all businesses operating within the City.
  • (561) 822-2222
  • 401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Delray Tech Space

Delray Tech Space is a not-for-profit coworking space dedicated to providing a home for education, productivity, and networking for our technical professionals and soon-to-be technical professionals. We endeavor to provide an environment in which people can exchange knowledge and ideas surrounding technology and engineering, in a setting of community and education.
  • HQ@DelrayTechSpace.com
  • 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Florida Angel Nexus

We connect qualified companies with aggressive development plans to investors from the Florida community. We focus on businesses that already have some proof of concept and we will do our best to refer all Florida companies to resources to assist in eliminating the roadblocks slowing down growth.
  • (386) 530-3714
  • Info@FloridaAngelNexus.com
  • 12201 Research Pkwy. Orlando, FL 32826

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D.
  • (813) 335-8116
  • info@floridaventureforum.org
  • 707 W. Azeele St. Tampa, FL 33606

Palm Beach County Business Tax Receipts 

The law requires any business in Palm Beach County selling merchandise or services to purchase a Business Tax Receipt. This includes one-person companies and home-based businesses. In addition to the Business Tax Receipt, businesses must also comply with any local license and ordinance requirements.
  • (561) 355-2264
  • 301 North Olive Avenue, P O Box 3715, West Palm Beach, FL 33402

Technology Business Incubator

The Technology Business Incubator is designed to assist companies in the early stages of development and to the greatest extent possible, lighten the burdens of running a business for the entrepreneur, thereby letting him/her focus on developing the technology and finding new customers. The TBI currently offers certain services to all its residents, such as: conference facilities with telephone conference capability; shared kitchen area; and access to its data center facility.
  • (561) 416-6092
  • 3651 FAU Blvd., Suite 400 Boca Raton, FL 33431

The Studio 1016

A space where individual ambition collides with communal collaboration…photographers collide with writers, florists collide with dancers…all creating an explosive cosmic brain factory! A space promoting the creative ebb and flow of professionals, leading the way in their industry, by offering everything you need, when you need it.
  • (561) 318-8403
  • info@thestudio1016.com
  • 1016 Clare Avenue, Building 5, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Town of Lantana Business Tax Receipts

All businesses operating within the Town limits must obtain a Business Tax Receipt, even for a business based in your home.
  • (561) 540-5781
  • swoodward@lantana.org
  • 318 S. Dixie Hwy., Lantana, FL 33462

Village of North Palm Beach Business Tax Receipts

A Business Tax Receipt is an annual tax levied for the privilege of operating any business within the limits of the Village of North Palm Beach. The tax is required pursuant to Florida Statute 205 and applies to any business located in North Palm Beach whether at a commercial location or operated out of a residence.
  • (561) 841-3365
  • ckrieger@village-npb.org
  • 420 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 21, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Village of Palm Springs Business Tax Receipts

The Village of Palm Springs Code of Ordinances requires any person or entity operating a business who has an office located within village limits to have a business tax receipt issued by the village.
  • (561) 965-4010
  • 226 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs, FL 33461

Growing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to growing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, and Launching stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce

We connect local businesses with Chamber members and provide networking opportunities for all.
  • (561) 996-2746
  • 540 South Main St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

Our mission is to promote our members' businesses through marketing, advocacy, mentoring, education, networking, sharing information and resources.
  • (561) 282-9657
  • info@blackchamberpbc.com
  • 400 Hibiscus St., Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is the promote and sustain economic prosperity in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. We do this by connecting members, advancing commerce, protecting business and enhancing community.
  • (561) 395-4433
  • info@bocachamber.com
  • 1800 N. Dixie Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33432

CareerSource Palm Beach County

We develop, create and retain a quality workforce system in Palm Beach County and offers its professional services to all employers and job seekers in the county.
  • (561) 340-1060
  • 3400 Belvedere Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406
  • 1085 South Main St. Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • 1764 North Congress Ave. Suite 204 West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to provide resources for our businesses and communities through advocacy, communication, technology, development and education.
  • (561) 790-6200
  • info@cpbchamber.com
  • 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 19, Wellington, FL 33414

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

The Chamber is a proactive organization that achieves results and meets community needs. The association has always been on the cutting edge of the community’s critical concerns, working for new small business programs, representing business interests at all levels of government, promoting tourism and recruiting new business and industry to the area.
  • (561) 833-3711
  • Chamber@PalmBeaches.org
  • 401 North Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33401

City of Boca Raton Economic Development

One of the primary missions of Boca Raton Economic Development is to provide incentives for companies seeking to relocate to the City or to expand their existing business within the City. Based on the criteria listed in the Economic Development Incentive Policy, including the number of jobs created and/or retained, the average job salaries and the capital investment in the community, the City can provide financial incentives. These financial incentives include local matches for state economic development programs, grants and/or loans and subsidized leases. Under this policy, the City can also provide non-financial incentives such as expedited permitting, groundbreaking ceremonies and ribbon cuttings.
  • (561) 393-7700
  • delvecchio@myboca.us
  • 201 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33432

City of West Palm Beach Economic Development

Our positive, pro-business attitude starts with a City government committed to business and getting things done. Whether you need fast-tracking your development, aid finding incentives or financial assistance, or even help locating the ideal office, parcel, warehouse or jobsite; we have the departments, committed staff and area partners that make it all possible.
  • (561) 822-2222
  • croog@wpb.org
  • 401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce

Finnish American Chamber of Commerce in Florida (FACC-FL) encourages and promotes Finnish-American business by organizing local business events, training and networking events for our members throughout the year. If you are in South Florida and interested in hosting a members’ visit, please contact any of our board members.
  • (561) 582-2335
  • info@facc-fl.com
  • 523 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

We link Corporations and Government agencies with Minority Business Enterprises to foster business development and expansion.
  • (305) 762-6151
  • sfmsdc@sfmsdc.org
  • 9499 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33138

Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to connect businesses to everything that creates success.
  • (561) 732-9501
  • Chamber@BoyntonBeach.org
  • 1880 N. Congress Ave., Suite 214, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

For nine decades the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce has served as the hub of business where stakeholders intersect with government, technology, health care, education, economic development, tourism, arts, culture and non-profit interests. If you are a business owner — whether large or small — the Chamber is the place where you can connect with every aspect that makes up the community. You’ll be amazed when you hear about the types of businesses that have relocated to Delray Beach in the last two years. Our long-time business owners coupled with our new up and coming entrepreneurs create a vibrant business landscape like no other.
  • (561) 278-0424
  • 140 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce strives to improve business, government, economic and environmental issues in our community and surrounding areas. Our Chamber works diligently to support and promote all of our members. We work helping our Chamber members' network to promote their businesses and their positions in the community. The Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce gives you the opportunity to highlight your business by sponsoring a luncheon, an after-hours business card exchange or by getting involved with one of our festivities or tournaments. We are a very strong networking group.
  • (561) 585-8664
  • Lynn@LantanaChamber.com
  • 212 Iris Avenue, Lantana, FL 33462

GrowFL

We provide strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. We help companies overcome obstacles to growth and lead them towards prosperity.
  • (407) 823-6384
  • info@growfl.com
  • 12201 Research Pkwy. Orlando, FL 32826

Lake Worth Economic Development

The City of Lake Worth is pleased to offer a special program in order to attract jobs to Lake Worth.
  • (561) 586-1600
  • dkey@lakeworth.org
  • 7 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

We connect local businesses with Chamber members and provide networking opportunities for all.
  • (561) 655-3282
  • Sandy@palmbeachchamber.com
  • 400 Royal Palm Way, Suite 106, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County

Our mission is to improve and expand the relationship between Large and Small Businesses, while interacting and learning about our business members's products and services; to promote business opportunities for our members locally, statewide and and across the Nation; and to create new and better ways to bring together the businesses and the community in Florida.
  • (561) 889-6527
  • Info@prhchamber.com
  • 4201 Westgate Avenue, Suite A-7, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

South Florida Manufacturers Association

SFMA is the only resource for manufacturers in South Florida saving its members time and money through Advocacy. Networking and Resources.
  • (954) 253-7289
  • kcentonze@sfma.org
  • 1000 W. McNab Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33069

The Pahokee Chamber of Commerce

We connect local businesses with Chamber members and provide networking opportunities for all.
  • (561) 924-5579
  • pahokeechamber@att.net
  • 115 E. Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

We focus on the development and retention of businesses by taking an active role in issues that affect the profitability of local companies, protecting and improving the quality of life for residents and, above all, providing superior services and resources to our members. We have evolved into a “knowledge broker,” connecting businesses with prospective clients. The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce seeks to be an invaluable partner in increasing our business members’ bottom line. Business is still about relationship building, and understanding this basic principle is the foundation for developing programs, special events and social functions at the Chamber.
  • (561) 746 - 7111
  • joel@pbnchamber.com
  • 5520 PGA Blvd, #200, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Wellington Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Chamber was formed to focus on what makes Wellington unique from surrounding communities by emphasizing the differences, to bring a competitive advantage to Wellington merchants, and to protect those differences for all residents. In fact, it was a return to the idea that chambers of commerce best serve their communities when they are local and when they do not try to be all things to all people. It was also felt that local chambers must look to the betterment of their communities in all facets of community life and not just the business aspect of the communities.
  • (561) 792-6525
  • 12230 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 183, Wellington, FL 33414

Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County

The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County is dedicated to supporting the economic empowerment and advancement of women in the marketplace. Reflecting the business pulse of women, the WCC is the leading voice and champion for women owned businesses, business women and women professionals in all fields and disciplines.
  • (561) 659-0285
  • admin@womenschamber.biz
  • 400 Hibiscus Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Optimizing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to optimizing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, Launching, and Growing stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

Our mission is to stimulate economic energy, promote business diversity, and enrich the vitality of Palm Beach County through the relocation, retention, and expansion of companies to or in Palm Beach County.
  • (561) 835-1008
  • info@bdb.org
  • 310 Evernia St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more.
  • (407) 956-5600
  • bspivey@eflorida.com
  • 800 N. Magnolia Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

Florida Economic Development Council

Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.
  • (850) 601-0870
  • 3551 Blairstone Road, Ste 105-138, Tallahassee, FL 32301