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Brevard County

Resource Agencies in Brevard County

All Stages

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Accelerate Brevard

Linking entrepreneurs, innovators, academia and businesses with valuable resources to build the innovation ecosystem on Florida's Space Coast.

CareerSource Brevard

We will help your business with hiring, retention and training needs. We help in periods of growth or downsizing. We’re local, knowledgeable, most services are at no cost to you, and we are connected to a cross-Florida network of resources and information you may need.

Central Florida International Trade Office

Whether you're looking to expand your business into Central Florida, searching for a local connection, or you are a local business looking to export, you have come to the right place! We can quickly connect you to the international trade resources you need throughout the Central Florida region!

City of Palm Bay Business Tax Receipts

You must apply for a Business Tax Receipt when you operate a business or office in the City of Palm Bay. Business Tax Receipts are valid from October 1 of the current year through September 30 of the succeeding year.

City of Rockledge Business Tax Receipts

Businesses operating in the City of Rockledge are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt, formerly known as an Occupational License. The purpose of the tax and the receipt is to insure the public welfare by overseeing all business transactions and operations.

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber markets your services and products to other businesses, area residents and community visitors. We also host a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. All Partners receive a complimentary listing on our website.

Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

Through our collective experience and relationships, we help businesses get regarded for the growth they bring to our region and link them to resources which facilitate that growth. Thanks to our generous, forward-thinking investors, our services are always complimentary.

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.

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.

Florida Division of Corporations | Sunbiz

Our activities include a variety of business entity filings, trade and service mark registrations, federal lien recordings, judgment lien filings, uniform commercial code financing statements, fictitious name registrations, notary commissions, and cable and video service franchises.

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.

Florida Institute of Technology Office of Research

We support all faculty and student endeavors to explore innovative solutions to the nation's most challenging issues. As a national research university, over the past decade, Florida Tech has made major additions and improvements to facilities that enhance the research components of nearly all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education.

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.

FloridaMakes

FloridaMakes is a nonprofit that works with individual manufacturing companies, to deliver company-centric service with bottom-line results, designed to: help you expand your market opportunities; adopt best practices, advanced technologies and training, and make the best use of existing public and private state and national resources available to enhance and further your company's growth.

Founders Forum

Our primary focus is to provide a forum where existing and new businesses can enhance their capabilities and broaden their network in order to successfully grow their companies.

Groundswell Startups

Our goal is to help grow companies, provide access and introductions to funding sources, generate jobs, and help the Space Coast startup ecosystem realize its vast potential as one of the world’s most concentrated clusters of engineers and scientists.

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.

Melbourne Makerspace

We provide the general public with the required elements necessary to create their own projects using their own materials and knowledge. We do offer free educational classes to anyone free of charge. Membership is not required to attend classes.

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.

PoweringFlorida | Small Business Tool

PoweringFlorida combines the power of both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Planning and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) workforce data in one easy-to-use application to help you quickly explore and compare Florida’s communities; gain a broad understanding of the labor force statistics, consumer spending, geography, demography and other important data; and identify and evaluate all available sites and buildings in each community.

Prospera

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.

SBDC at Eastern Florida State College

We provide small business training and one on one counseling at no cost for small to medium sized businesses. We offer numerous resources, services, workshops and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed and grow.

SCORE Space Coast

We provide professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses

Space Coast FabLab

Bring your ideas and inventions to life at our facility. FABLABs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access for individuals to tools for digital fabrication.

Space Coast Tech Council

SCTC is a program of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, created to unite and promote all tech companies of Brevard County and surrounding areas.

Space Florida

As Florida’s aerospace economic development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. We arrange financial incentives, relocation support, consulting, access to workforce, educational summits, conferences and other programs.

Titusville Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber hosts a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. We market your services and products to other business people, area residents and community visitors. Your Chamber membership gives you access to a variety of business resources: personal business assistance, educational seminars, and information to make quality business decisions.

TrepHub

TrepHub offers affordable membership to a fully-equipped centrally located co-working space, open 24/7 without a long-term commitment. A membership with TrepHub will surround you with resources, both material and intellectual, as well as access to startup and technology-relevant events.

weVENTURE

Our services include start-up assistance and business planning, business coaching and training, mentoring, technical training, networking opportunities, conferences and workshops, referrals to other resources, and a professional network of contacts willing and ready to assist.

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

Accelerate Brevard

Linking entrepreneurs, innovators, academia and businesses with valuable resources to build the innovation ecosystem on Florida's Space Coast.

Florida Institute of Technology Office of Research

We support all faculty and student endeavors to explore innovative solutions to the nation's most challenging issues. As a national research university, over the past decade, Florida Tech has made major additions and improvements to facilities that enhance the research components of nearly all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education.

Melbourne Makerspace

We provide the general public with the required elements necessary to create their own projects using their own materials and knowledge. We do offer free educational classes to anyone free of charge. Membership is not required to attend classes.

Prospera

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.

SBDC at Eastern Florida State College

We provide small business training and one on one counseling at no cost for small to medium sized businesses. We offer numerous resources, services, workshops and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed and grow.

SCORE Space Coast

We provide professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses

Space Coast FabLab

Bring your ideas and inventions to life at our facility. FABLABs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access for individuals to tools for digital fabrication.

weVENTURE

Our services include start-up assistance and business planning, business coaching and training, mentoring, technical training, networking opportunities, conferences and workshops, referrals to other resources, and a professional network of contacts willing and ready to assist.

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.

What do you need help with?

Groundswell Startups

Our goal is to help grow companies, provide access and introductions to funding sources, generate jobs, and help the Space Coast startup ecosystem realize its vast potential as one of the world’s most concentrated clusters of engineers and scientists.

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.

PoweringFlorida | Small Business Tool

PoweringFlorida combines the power of both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Planning and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) workforce data in one easy-to-use application to help you quickly explore and compare Florida’s communities; gain a broad understanding of the labor force statistics, consumer spending, geography, demography and other important data; and identify and evaluate all available sites and buildings in each community.

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.

What do you need help with?

City of Palm Bay Business Tax Receipts

You must apply for a Business Tax Receipt when you operate a business or office in the City of Palm Bay. Business Tax Receipts are valid from October 1 of the current year through September 30 of the succeeding year.

City of Rockledge Business Tax Receipts

Businesses operating in the City of Rockledge are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt, formerly known as an Occupational License. The purpose of the tax and the receipt is to insure the public welfare by overseeing all business transactions and operations.

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.

Florida Division of Corporations | Sunbiz

Our activities include a variety of business entity filings, trade and service mark registrations, federal lien recordings, judgment lien filings, uniform commercial code financing statements, fictitious name registrations, notary commissions, and cable and video service franchises.

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.

TrepHub

TrepHub offers affordable membership to a fully-equipped centrally located co-working space, open 24/7 without a long-term commitment. A membership with TrepHub will surround you with resources, both material and intellectual, as well as access to startup and technology-relevant events.

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.

What do you need help with?

CareerSource Brevard

We will help your business with hiring, retention and training needs. We help in periods of growth or downsizing. We’re local, knowledgeable, most services are at no cost to you, and we are connected to a cross-Florida network of resources and information you may need.

Central Florida International Trade Office

Whether you're looking to expand your business into Central Florida, searching for a local connection, or you are a local business looking to export, you have come to the right place! We can quickly connect you to the international trade resources you need throughout the Central Florida region!

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber markets your services and products to other businesses, area residents and community visitors. We also host a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. All Partners receive a complimentary listing on our website.

FloridaMakes

FloridaMakes is a nonprofit that works with individual manufacturing companies, to deliver company-centric service with bottom-line results, designed to: help you expand your market opportunities; adopt best practices, advanced technologies and training, and make the best use of existing public and private state and national resources available to enhance and further your company's growth.

Founders Forum

Our primary focus is to provide a forum where existing and new businesses can enhance their capabilities and broaden their network in order to successfully grow their companies.

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.

Space Coast Tech Council

SCTC is a program of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, created to unite and promote all tech companies of Brevard County and surrounding areas.

Titusville Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber hosts a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. We market your services and products to other business people, area residents and community visitors. Your Chamber membership gives you access to a variety of business resources: personal business assistance, educational seminars, and information to make quality business decisions.

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.

What do you need help with?

Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

Through our collective experience and relationships, we help businesses get regarded for the growth they bring to our region and link them to resources which facilitate that growth. Thanks to our generous, forward-thinking investors, our services are always complimentary.

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.

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.

Space Florida

As Florida’s aerospace economic development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. We arrange financial incentives, relocation support, consulting, access to workforce, educational summits, conferences and other programs.

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Upcoming Entrepreneur Events

Understanding Source Selection, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Where: Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus Classroom, Building 3 - Room 103 / classroom, Cocoa When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:00 AM to 3:00 PMTopic: Government ContractingIn federal contracting, the objective of source selection is to choose the proposal that represents the best value in competitive negotiated acquisitions (Subpart 15.302). Whether you are responding to your first proposal or you are an experienced federal contractor or subcontractor, this seminar will not disappoint you. Register now to learn from the experts how to increase your chances of becoming the successful offeror. Major Topics will include: . Understanding Key Contracting Terms . Responding to Solicitations . Evaluation Factors and Significant Sub factors . Proposal Evaluation . Small Business Participation: Technical and Past Performance . Source Selection Decision Cost is $25. Lunch is included. Course number is 74097. Reservations are required and class is limited in size. To register Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 Fee: $ 25.00Link

NASA Kennedy Space Center Business Opportunities Expo 2017

JOIN US! The NASA Kennedy Space Center Business Opportunities Expo 2017* is sponsored by the NASA KSC Prime Contractor Board, 45th Space Wing and the Canaveral Port Authority. The Expo features 180+ business and government exhibitors and will highlight the small business socioeconomic categories of Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB). ATTENDEES: Schedule – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Who Should Attend? Small Businesses who want to do business with NASA Small Businesses who want to meet and network with NASA Prime Contractors Small Businesses in the socioeconomic categories of HUBZone, SDVOSB and WOSB Large Contractors seeking teaming or subcontracting opportunities with Small Businesses EVENT DETAILS: Admission, parking and exhibitor booths are free No Government-issued badge is required Lunch will be available for purchase from Food Trucks onsite (some trucks may only accept cash as payment) The event is open to the public Registration and a printed ticket are required for entrance Register at this Eventbrite Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/nasa-kennedy-space-center-business-opportunities-expo-2017-tickets-36271999527?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTI0MjMzNTkvdGFtbXkubG9uZ0BuYXNhLmdvdi8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&ref=enivtefor001&utm_term=attend For more information or questions, please e-mail wendy.s.miller@nasa.gov or call 321-867-4629