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Collier County

Resource Agencies in Collier County

All Stages

Collier County Office of Business & Economic Development

Our mission is to implement a successful program of economic policies, strategies, and incentive programs that institutionalize a business-friendly environment through delivery of world-class customer service.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Adrenaline Venture Fund

To apply for funding through the Adrenaline Venture Fund, you must first submit your business plan and complete the application through the Proseeder software system. We are sophisticated, experienced investors and operators that offer more than just growth capital. The career capital that is represented by our membership can provide valuable introductions, management expertise, and strategic coaching.
Funding / Financial

African American Entrepreneurs Association

Our mission is to create and nurture a team of like-minded African American entrepreneurs and supporters within our communities by establishing structure, accountability, and utilization of our personal and professional experiences to help one another grow economically, socially, and professionally while mentoring and using these life experiences to provide resources and professional education to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

Business Building Blocks for Women

B3 for Women is designed to help you navigate the very challenging initial stages of creating and running a business. We’re here to make your life easier, your knowledge greater and your anxiety lighter about launching and building a business.
Education & Training

CareerSource Southwest Florida

We specialize in talent. The CareerSource Florida network of career development professionals works directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.
Education & Training, Hiring

City of Marco Island Growth Management

Interested in opening a business on Marco Island? Our team will be happy to assist you through the process of becoming a business owner on Marco Island.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation, Business License

City of Naples Business Tax Receipts

Naples City Code Section 34-63 requires that anyone who engages in or manages any business, occupation or profession, within the city limits must obtain a city business tax receipt, and pay the appropriate business tax before the commencement of any business. The business tax must be paid annually.
Business License, Taxes

Collier County Business Tax Receipts

Any business operating anywhere in Collier County (even inside city limits of Naples ,Marco Island or Everglades City) must have a county business tax receipt. The license is for the privilege of engaging in a business activity either for profit or non-profit.
Business License, Taxes

Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee

We provided a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen open to a membership base. Depending on the membership level, members may select from a range of customized hours and plans to prepare, cook and package their culinary creations for distribution. We also provide the possibility of venture funds and business assistance for our members to truly see their culinary creations become a reality.
Coaching & Mentorship, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator

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.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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.
Business License

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.
Networking

Florida Medical Manufacturers Association

The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is a state-wide association of medical device firms, that exists to unite, promote and grow our industry.
Business Development, Education & Training, Manufacturing, Networking

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Funding / Financial, Networking

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.
Manufacturing

Fusion Pointe

Our mission is to accelerate the growth of early stage businesses and ideas into venture ready companies by providing vital focused resources to entrepreneurs and the community.
Networking, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber's primary purpose is to foster business advancement and advocate effective government policy to ensure a healthy business climate. The Chamber has five platforms: Member Services, The Partnership for Collier Future Economy™, Public Policy, Public Communications and Leadership Development.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting, Manufacturing

Harvard Business School Club of South Florida Alumni Angels

The Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of South Florida is a volunteer based angel investor group that seeks to support and enrich the local startup ecosystem. Through a structured process of sourcing, screening, and pitch events, members are exposed to a variety of early stage ventures seeking funding and mentorship.
Funding / Financial

Immokalee Chamber of Commerce

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce strives to be the voice of the Immokalee Region, maintaining and strengthening Regional, National, and International relationships to develop a climate that fosters business, industry, agriculture, tourism and entrepreneurship.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

INCubatoredu@CCPS

The INCubatoredu program offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. In this program, students have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Real entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the Lean Startup processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses, adapting, and continually learning and improving.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce

Focused on promoting member businesses and individuals through educational, marketing and networking opportunities in the Marco Island Area.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Naples Accelerator

The Naples Accelerator is a membership-based business accelerator, soft-landing international business accelerator and co-working office based in Naples, Florida. Our staff and partnership programs assist our members with essential support to launch their ideas and businesses including legal, administrative, marketing and funding support.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

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.

Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Importing & Exporting

SCORE Naples

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University

We provide no cost, confidential consulting to businesses throughout Florida. Additionally, we can provide your business with a vast array of business resources and information. The Florida SBDC also offers no to low cost training to help you grow your business.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance

The mission of the Alliance is to be a marketing engine representing the five-county region comprising Southwest Florida to attract businesses to the region. The Alliance serves as a non-parochial economic development coordinator to site selectors, real estate consultants and targeted companies, working in collaboration with the local economic development organizations.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Tamiami Angel Funds

The Tamiami Family of Funds are Angel Funds organized to allow High Net Worth Individuals and Family Offices an opportunity for active involvement in a diversified capital investment process ​with the ​goal ​to build a portfolio of high potential, emerging growth companies. Tamiami Angel Funds invests in startups that: 1) have products/services that solve a real problem, not a perceived one; 2) are attacking a large addressable market or plan to dominate a small niche market; 3) have documented marketplace validation; and 4) are founded by an awesome entrepreneurial team that knows how to execute.
Funding / Financial

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SCORE Naples

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

Business Building Blocks for Women

B3 for Women is designed to help you navigate the very challenging initial stages of creating and running a business. We’re here to make your life easier, your knowledge greater and your anxiety lighter about launching and building a business.
Education & Training

INCubatoredu@CCPS

The INCubatoredu program offers students an authentic entrepreneurship experience. In this program, students have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Real entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the Lean Startup processes of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses, adapting, and continually learning and improving.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator

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.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Importing & Exporting

SCORE Naples

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University

We provide no cost, confidential consulting to businesses throughout Florida. Additionally, we can provide your business with a vast array of business resources and information. The Florida SBDC also offers no to low cost training to help you grow your business.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting

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?

African American Entrepreneurs Association

Our mission is to create and nurture a team of like-minded African American entrepreneurs and supporters within our communities by establishing structure, accountability, and utilization of our personal and professional experiences to help one another grow economically, socially, and professionally while mentoring and using these life experiences to provide resources and professional education to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

City of Marco Island Growth Management

Interested in opening a business on Marco Island? Our team will be happy to assist you through the process of becoming a business owner on Marco Island.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation, Business License

Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee

We provided a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen open to a membership base. Depending on the membership level, members may select from a range of customized hours and plans to prepare, cook and package their culinary creations for distribution. We also provide the possibility of venture funds and business assistance for our members to truly see their culinary creations become a reality.
Coaching & Mentorship, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator

Fusion Pointe

Our mission is to accelerate the growth of early stage businesses and ideas into venture ready companies by providing vital focused resources to entrepreneurs and the community.
Networking, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

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.

Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Tamiami Angel Funds

The Tamiami Family of Funds are Angel Funds organized to allow High Net Worth Individuals and Family Offices an opportunity for active involvement in a diversified capital investment process ​with the ​goal ​to build a portfolio of high potential, emerging growth companies. Tamiami Angel Funds invests in startups that: 1) have products/services that solve a real problem, not a perceived one; 2) are attacking a large addressable market or plan to dominate a small niche market; 3) have documented marketplace validation; and 4) are founded by an awesome entrepreneurial team that knows how to execute.
Funding / Financial

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?

Adrenaline Venture Fund

To apply for funding through the Adrenaline Venture Fund, you must first submit your business plan and complete the application through the Proseeder software system. We are sophisticated, experienced investors and operators that offer more than just growth capital. The career capital that is represented by our membership can provide valuable introductions, management expertise, and strategic coaching.
Funding / Financial

City of Naples Business Tax Receipts

Naples City Code Section 34-63 requires that anyone who engages in or manages any business, occupation or profession, within the city limits must obtain a city business tax receipt, and pay the appropriate business tax before the commencement of any business. The business tax must be paid annually.
Business License, Taxes

Collier County Business Tax Receipts

Any business operating anywhere in Collier County (even inside city limits of Naples ,Marco Island or Everglades City) must have a county business tax receipt. The license is for the privilege of engaging in a business activity either for profit or non-profit.
Business License, Taxes

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.
Business License

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Funding / Financial, Networking

Naples Accelerator

The Naples Accelerator is a membership-based business accelerator, soft-landing international business accelerator and co-working office based in Naples, Florida. Our staff and partnership programs assist our members with essential support to launch their ideas and businesses including legal, administrative, marketing and funding support.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

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 Southwest Florida

We specialize in talent. The CareerSource Florida network of career development professionals works directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.
Education & Training, Hiring

Collier County Office of Business & Economic Development

Our mission is to implement a successful program of economic policies, strategies, and incentive programs that institutionalize a business-friendly environment through delivery of world-class customer service.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Florida Medical Manufacturers Association

The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is a state-wide association of medical device firms, that exists to unite, promote and grow our industry.
Business Development, Education & Training, Manufacturing, Networking

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.
Manufacturing

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber's primary purpose is to foster business advancement and advocate effective government policy to ensure a healthy business climate. The Chamber has five platforms: Member Services, The Partnership for Collier Future Economy™, Public Policy, Public Communications and Leadership Development.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting, Manufacturing

Immokalee Chamber of Commerce

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce strives to be the voice of the Immokalee Region, maintaining and strengthening Regional, National, and International relationships to develop a climate that fosters business, industry, agriculture, tourism and entrepreneurship.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce

Focused on promoting member businesses and individuals through educational, marketing and networking opportunities in the Marco Island Area.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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.
Networking

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance

The mission of the Alliance is to be a marketing engine representing the five-county region comprising Southwest Florida to attract businesses to the region. The Alliance serves as a non-parochial economic development coordinator to site selectors, real estate consultants and targeted companies, working in collaboration with the local economic development organizations.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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