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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.


Locations

Resource Agencies to Know:

All Stages

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tamiami Angel Funds

Our purpose is to promote the success of Southwest Florida’s new and emerging businesses by bringing together the best entrepreneurs, early stage venture capital firms and Angel Investors. If you are a company with a great idea, we want to hear from you. Read about our investment criteria, funding process, and then learn how to submit your business plan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Tamiami Angel Funds

Our purpose is to promote the success of Southwest Florida’s new and emerging businesses by bringing together the best entrepreneurs, early stage venture capital firms and Angel Investors. If you are a company with a great idea, we want to hear from you. Read about our investment criteria, funding process, and then learn how to submit your business plan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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