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City of Sanford Economic Development






The City of Sanford continues to promote Sanford as a great place to locate businesses through marketing and outreach efforts. Business growth from both new business relocation and existing business expansion has been a key factor to the health of our local economy.


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 Sanford Business Tax Receipts

Business Tax Receipts are issued for both home occupations and commercial businesses located within the City. Some mobile business are considered to be operating within the city limits and are also required to obtain a business tax receipt. Examples of this are taxi or transportation companies, mobile food vendors, mobile sales and solicitors.

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 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.

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.

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.

Powered by 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.

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.

Talent 4 Startups

Talent4Startups.org (T4S) is an online, match-making platform that connects startup founders with career-minded talent, for free. The T4S mission is to help makers of all kinds: startup founders, volunteers to causes, hobbyists, skunk works, students etc. to find the shortest path in their professional trajectories. We do this by allowing them to learn, innovate, reuse, collaborate and thus empower themselves independently.

We are community of builders, who support one another to sharpen our skills and bring ideas to market. We recognize that to do great things, we must learn. And the only way to learn is to do. As iron sharpens iron - we do better, together.

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.

Talent 4 Startups

Talent4Startups.org (T4S) is an online, match-making platform that connects startup founders with career-minded talent, for free. The T4S mission is to help makers of all kinds: startup founders, volunteers to causes, hobbyists, skunk works, students etc. to find the shortest path in their professional trajectories. We do this by allowing them to learn, innovate, reuse, collaborate and thus empower themselves independently.

We are community of builders, who support one another to sharpen our skills and bring ideas to market. We recognize that to do great things, we must learn. And the only way to learn is to do. As iron sharpens iron - we do better, together.

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 Sanford Business Tax Receipts

Business Tax Receipts are issued for both home occupations and commercial businesses located within the City. Some mobile business are considered to be operating within the city limits and are also required to obtain a business tax receipt. Examples of this are taxi or transportation companies, mobile food vendors, mobile sales and solicitors.

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.

Powered by 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.

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!

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.

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.

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