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City of Lake Mary Economic Development






We have the location and know-how to support the success of your business along with a fantastic community to enhance the quality of life for your employees and their families.

Locations

Resource Agencies to Know:

All Stages

What do you need help with?

CareerSource Central Florida

Take your business to the next level by partnering with us in proven workforce solutions that improve the skills of your staff, boost productivity, and increase the efficiency of your business. We provide access to funded training services, focused on successful completion of demand-driven certification and training programs. Employed Worker Training and On-The-Job Training services elevate employees’ skills, providing a competitive edge for both your staff and business.

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 Lake Mary Business Tax Receipts

Businesses that are located within Lake Mary city limits will need TWO local business tax receipts--one from the City and one from Seminole County. You must obtain your City tax receipt prior to obtaining one from the County.

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 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.

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.

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.

Orlando Economic Development Commission

The Orlando EDC is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that attracts, retains and grows jobs for the region. We provide key services and support to companies at no cost — ranging from location and expansion expertise to long-term planning with community stakeholders.

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.

Rollins College Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship

We educate and connect students and alumni with advanced entrepreneurs. All of the center’s faculty have started, purchased or run a successful business. A blend of entrepreneurial faculty and business owners provides students with unprecedented and regular access to learn and closely collaborate with top entrepreneurial minds.

SBDC at Seminole State College

No cost one-on-one business consultations to discuss your current business needs: financing, marketing, business plans, patents and trademarks, franchise information, selling to the government, human resources, business startup, international business, innovation research programs, technology transfer programs, buying and selling a business.

Seminole Advisory Board Council

The Council exists to help businesses grow and reach the next level. We act as a matchmaker between established businesses and area professionals who volunteer their expertise as members of an advisory board.

Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce

We're focused on giving you a return on your investment with an investment lower than $50 a month. Whether you are looking to meet new customers, showcase your business as a community supporter or just mingle with key community and government leaders, we have an investment package for your goals and your budget.

Seminole County Tax Collector Business Tax Receipts

Every business in Seminole County is required to maintain a current business tax receipt. A business tax receipt fee appropriate to the type of business is charged at the time the receipt is issued. Business Tax Receipts are valid for one year, from October 1 through September 30.

UCF Business Incubator Winter Springs

The state-of-the-art, 10,800-square-foot building features Class A office space with flexible leases, conference rooms, a spacious training room, and shared office equipment, kitchen and reception area.

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

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.

Rollins College Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship

We educate and connect students and alumni with advanced entrepreneurs. All of the center’s faculty have started, purchased or run a successful business. A blend of entrepreneurial faculty and business owners provides students with unprecedented and regular access to learn and closely collaborate with top entrepreneurial minds.

SBDC at Seminole State College

No cost one-on-one business consultations to discuss your current business needs: financing, marketing, business plans, patents and trademarks, franchise information, selling to the government, human resources, business startup, international business, innovation research programs, technology transfer programs, buying and selling a business.

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?

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.

UCF Business Incubator Winter Springs

The state-of-the-art, 10,800-square-foot building features Class A office space with flexible leases, conference rooms, a spacious training room, and shared office equipment, kitchen and reception area.

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 Lake Mary Business Tax Receipts

Businesses that are located within Lake Mary city limits will need TWO local business tax receipts--one from the City and one from Seminole County. You must obtain your City tax receipt prior to obtaining one from the County.

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.

Seminole County Tax Collector Business Tax Receipts

Every business in Seminole County is required to maintain a current business tax receipt. A business tax receipt fee appropriate to the type of business is charged at the time the receipt is issued. Business Tax Receipts are valid for one year, from October 1 through September 30.

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 Central Florida

Take your business to the next level by partnering with us in proven workforce solutions that improve the skills of your staff, boost productivity, and increase the efficiency of your business. We provide access to funded training services, focused on successful completion of demand-driven certification and training programs. Employed Worker Training and On-The-Job Training services elevate employees’ skills, providing a competitive edge for both your staff and business.

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!

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.

Seminole Advisory Board Council

The Council exists to help businesses grow and reach the next level. We act as a matchmaker between established businesses and area professionals who volunteer their expertise as members of an advisory board.

Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce

We're focused on giving you a return on your investment with an investment lower than $50 a month. Whether you are looking to meet new customers, showcase your business as a community supporter or just mingle with key community and government leaders, we have an investment package for your goals and your budget.

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?

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.

Orlando Economic Development Commission

The Orlando EDC is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that attracts, retains and grows jobs for the region. We provide key services and support to companies at no cost — ranging from location and expansion expertise to long-term planning with community stakeholders.

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