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Orange County

Resource Agencies in Orange County

All Stages

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.
Education & Training, Hiring

1 Million Cups Orlando

Weekly experiential learning for startups & entrepreneurial community over delicious coffee & pastries in a beautiful location! Happens at The Lab Orlando and via Zoom each week.
Education & Training, Networking

African American Chamber of Commerce

Through our self-empowering programs and services, you will be encouraged to network with our affiliate corporate business managers and owners, capitalize on immeasurable economic development opportunities, and learn cutting edge marketing techniques to propel your business to the next level!
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce

We are a catalyst for success for the entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community through business development, relationship building, community enrichment and local, regional and statewide issue advocacy.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Athena PowerLink Orlando

We guide women business owners in defining and achieving tangible goals by providing them with access to a panel of business advisors. Each advisory panel is hand-selected based upon each woman business owner’s individual needs. These volunteer panelists serve as mentors and advisors for a 12-month period at no charge to the woman business owner and, ultimately, strive to help the woman business owner achieve growth and profitability.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship

Burnout Game Ventures

Our mission is to enable game tech entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams of developing and establishing sustainable game-related enterprises. Providing them everything they need in order to develop quality games that sell, including resources, talent, advice, and processes.
Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator

Canvs Orlando Coworking

We support early-stage tech companies with flexible workspace, mentorship, regular programming, and important connections to business, civic, and educational resources across Orlando. In addition, we’re an active community of engineers, artists, makers, and thinkers working to grow our city into a nationally-recognized center for technology.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce

We are a catalyst for the development of long-lasting positive relationships through monthly lunches, before and after-hours socials, webinars, seminars, group networking, and one-on-one meetings.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Central Florida Disability Chamber

Our mission is to provide information and education on business creation and growth, specifically designed for the needs of people with disabilities.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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!
Importing & Exporting

Central Florida Tech Fund

The Central Florida Tech Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund focused on generating superior investor returns while supporting and building entrepreneurial activity in Central Florida. We invest in early-stage ventures with transformational technology that positively impacts large market segments.
Funding / Financial

City of Apopka Business Tax Receipts

To conduct business in the City of Apopka, all businesses must have a Business Tax Receipt. This Business Tax Receipt is a tax for the privilege of engaging in business, occupation, or profession within our City.
Business License, Taxes

City of Maitland Business Tax Receipts

Any person who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the city, for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation within the city. After receiving your Local Business Tax Receipt from the City you must obtain one from Orange County.
Business License, Taxes

City of Ocoee Business Tax Receipts

Business Tax Receipts are required for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within the City of Ocoee. If you are a new business planning to operate in the City of Ocoee, you must file an application for a local business tax receipt before operating.
Business License, Taxes

City of Orlando Business Tax Receipts

Are you opening a new business in the City of Orlando or are you moving your existing business into City limits? The City of Orlando issues licenses to those businesses, professions or occupations that have locations or branch offices within our City limits. The Business Tax Receipt is proof of payment of the business tax. It is required before a business opens.
Business License, Taxes

City of Winter Park Business Tax Receipts

Applicants can begin operating the proposed business only after receiving final approval by the City Zoning, Building and Fire Departments, and issuance of City and County Business Certificates.
Business License, Taxes

East Orlando Chamber of Commerce

We are dedicated to serving the needs of our members through a variety of member-only benefits, networking events, educational seminars and promotional opportunities.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Engine Spaces Orlando

Engine Spaces offers a clean, cool environment with 24/7 service and a highly secure internet connection. Engine Spaces allows you to focus on what really matters: your business. Do you need a landline to talk to your clients? We have that. Do you need an address for your mail? Done. Do you need a room for a meeting? Schedule it here.
Co-Working / Office Space

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

Entrepreneurs Academy | Orlando Regional Chamber

The Entrepreneurs Academy was created for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation and growth by helping companies navigate the rich set of resources available in Central Florida. Your journey is unique, and your individual path to success has its own twists and turns. As an entrepreneur, where do you turn to find the right resource at the right time for your business? The Entrepreneurs Academy will connect you to those resources so you can take your business to the next level.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

FireSpring Fund

FireSpring Fund is an evergreen, seed-stage investment fund, continuously investing in technology, entrepreneurship and the Central Florida region.
Funding / Financial

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.
Networking

Florida High Tech Corridor Council | The Corridor

A 23-county region spanning from Florida’s Sun Coast to Space Coast, The Corridor is a place where research and innovation thrive. Chaired by presidents of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF), the Florida High Tech Corridor Council drives progress in the region. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it. We envision a 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor region with a high-wage, high-value economy that leads the nation and world in technology invention and innovation.
Funding / Financial

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 SBDC at UCF | SBDC Orlando

Our trained and experienced consultants are available to discuss ideas and provide personalized, confidential guidance free of charge. Areas in which our consultants can help include: business planning, market research, advertising, financial analysis, loan assistance, record keeping, taxes, selling to the government, business valuation, business start-up and more.
Business Development, Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting

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.
Business Development, Manufacturing

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

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

We are committed to your success by providing you with the networking and exposure opportunities you need, and the recognition you deserve. Your membership includes: Free admission to monthly events for Networking and Business Development; Free Exposure and Recognition opportunities; Opportunity to get business referrals by joining one of HCCMO's Leads Groups; and Get Discounted Rates for the chamber's signature events.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce

The chamber offers a myriad of opportunities to promote your business through special events, sponsorship opportunities, the member minute and participation in numerous programs and chamber events.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

IQ Orlando

Launching and growing a successful company in Life Sciences is far from easy and filled with countless challenges and obstacles. We are uniquely qualified to help you navigate, overcome, and bring your product to market better and faster than anyone else in the World.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator

Leadership Orlando

Engage with Established and Emerging Leaders. Explore Regional Issues and Assets. Enhance Your Knowledge of Central Florida. Expand Personal and Professional Networks. Enrich Our Family of Communities.
Education & Training, Networking

Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce

The Maitland Area Chamber offers reliable support to help your business grow and succeed as well as networking opportunities. Your membership is an investment that pays dividends in the form of new customers for your business. The Chamber is a strong supporter to our community through numerous events.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Importing & Exporting

Orlando Economic Partnership

The Orlando Economic Partnership unifies the community’s strategies to create a more prosperous economy for all. Through the power of partnerships OEP strengthens regional assets and businesses, advocates for regional priorities and writes the next chapter of Orlando’s story.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce

We provide the resources and opportunities to ensure that our members are supported in achieving their goals and play a strong role in our evolving community. Through high-level networking opportunities, innovative events, and access to dynamic, regional leaders, Orlando, Inc., is Connecting Our Members to Success.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Orlando Trep

We are the pulse of the Orlando entrepreneur community. We educate, inspire and inform.
Awards & Recognition

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

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.
Education & Training

SCORE Orlando

We provide free and confidential counseling with experienced professionals from varied business and educational backgrounds. The mentoring continues as long as needed and multiple counselors may participate. We also provide a series of seminars and workshops designed to explain and educate entrepreneurs on how to get started, grow or revitalize their business. Attendees learn management skills, how to put together a business plan and gain knowledge about marketing, finance, funding and more.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting

Synapse Orlando

Synapse Orlando brings together thought leaders from all levels of the innovation ecosystem. Many speakers deliver sessions designed to give every single attendee an information packed schedule.
Networking

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 Apopka

The Apopka incubator serves a wide variety of businesses in the greater northwest Orlando area. Located in one of the fastest-growing communities in Orange County, this 8,000-square-foot facility features Class A office space with flexible leases, meeting and conference rooms, a spacious training room, shared office equipment, reception area, and kitchen.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

UCF Business Incubator Central Florida Research Park

Located near the University of Central Florida campus, as well as key technology industry clusters, the Central Florida Research Park incubator predominantly serves emerging high-tech companies. This 48,000-square-foot facility features Class A office space with flexible leases, meeting and conference rooms, shared office equipment, kitchen and reception area, plus space suitable for laboratories and early-stage manufacturing.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

UCF Business Incubator Orlando

Located near Orlando’s vibrant downtown area, the Orlando incubator boasts a central location in Orange County, and serves a wide variety of startup companies. The 6,000-square-foot facility features Class A office space with flexible leases, conference rooms, a spacious training room, and shared office equipment, kitchen and reception area.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

UCF Business Incubator Photonics

Housed within the Center for Research & Education in Optics & Lasers (CREOL) on the UCF main campus, the Photonics UCF Campus incubator accelerates the movement of innovative laser and optics technology into the marketplace. The 21,000-square-foot facility features office space, conferences rooms, and laboratory space for technology development partnerships between industry and UCF researchers.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

UCF Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A place for entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, researchers, and students to get the tools, resources, and talent to launch and build great companies. At the CIE you'll find help with R&D, licensing technology, mentorship, advising, classes, competitions, and more.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting, Incubator / Accelerator, Maker space / Maker lab, Manufacturing, Networking

UCF I-Corps

The I-Corps Site’s purpose is to foster innovation among faculty and students, promote regional coordination and linkages in the innovation ecosystem, as well as develop a National Innovation Network.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

UCF Office of Technology Transfer

UCF has hundreds of innovations ranging from diagnostics to displays, sensors to simulators, nano tech to clean tech, and many more. Our Technology Locator can help you find the solution that’s right for your business.
Business Development

UCF Venture Accelerator | UCF Venture Lab

We provide early-stage entrepreneurs with access to experienced business coaches that can assist them in the pre-business steps that are critical for the successful launch of technology firms. The UCF Venture Accelerator was formed to provide expertise and guidance to technology entrepreneurs in a variety of areas including business plan creation and investor presentations, intellectual property resources, market research, incorporation and corporate structure, product validation, and funding opportunities.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator

West Orange Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce is to Facilitate Opportunities for our members and provide the resources to increase their revenue and bottom line.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

weVENTURE Orlando

Our mission is to accelerate sustainable business growth for women entrepreneurs by providing customized business coaching, business education, mentoring and purposeful networking programs.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce

Through networking events, educational seminars, leadership development programs, community events and forums, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is here to help grow your business.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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Idea Stage

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1 Million Cups Orlando

Weekly experiential learning for startups & entrepreneurial community over delicious coffee & pastries in a beautiful location! Happens at The Lab Orlando and via Zoom each week.
Education & Training, Networking

Burnout Game Ventures

Our mission is to enable game tech entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams of developing and establishing sustainable game-related enterprises. Providing them everything they need in order to develop quality games that sell, including resources, talent, advice, and processes.
Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator

Florida SBDC at UCF | SBDC Orlando

Our trained and experienced consultants are available to discuss ideas and provide personalized, confidential guidance free of charge. Areas in which our consultants can help include: business planning, market research, advertising, financial analysis, loan assistance, record keeping, taxes, selling to the government, business valuation, business start-up and more.
Business Development, Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting

IQ Orlando

Launching and growing a successful company in Life Sciences is far from easy and filled with countless challenges and obstacles. We are uniquely qualified to help you navigate, overcome, and bring your product to market better and faster than anyone else in the World.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator

Orlando Trep

We are the pulse of the Orlando entrepreneur community. We educate, inspire and inform.
Awards & Recognition

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

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.
Education & Training

SCORE Orlando

We provide free and confidential counseling with experienced professionals from varied business and educational backgrounds. The mentoring continues as long as needed and multiple counselors may participate. We also provide a series of seminars and workshops designed to explain and educate entrepreneurs on how to get started, grow or revitalize their business. Attendees learn management skills, how to put together a business plan and gain knowledge about marketing, finance, funding and more.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting

Synapse Orlando

Synapse Orlando brings together thought leaders from all levels of the innovation ecosystem. Many speakers deliver sessions designed to give every single attendee an information packed schedule.
Networking

UCF Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A place for entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, researchers, and students to get the tools, resources, and talent to launch and build great companies. At the CIE you'll find help with R&D, licensing technology, mentorship, advising, classes, competitions, and more.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting, Incubator / Accelerator, Maker space / Maker lab, Manufacturing, Networking

weVENTURE Orlando

Our mission is to accelerate sustainable business growth for women entrepreneurs by providing customized business coaching, business education, mentoring and purposeful networking programs.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

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?

Central Florida Tech Fund

The Central Florida Tech Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund focused on generating superior investor returns while supporting and building entrepreneurial activity in Central Florida. We invest in early-stage ventures with transformational technology that positively impacts large market segments.
Funding / Financial

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.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Importing & Exporting

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

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 Apopka

The Apopka incubator serves a wide variety of businesses in the greater northwest Orlando area. Located in one of the fastest-growing communities in Orange County, this 8,000-square-foot facility features Class A office space with flexible leases, meeting and conference rooms, a spacious training room, shared office equipment, reception area, and kitchen.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

UCF Business Incubator Central Florida Research Park

Located near the University of Central Florida campus, as well as key technology industry clusters, the Central Florida Research Park incubator predominantly serves emerging high-tech companies. This 48,000-square-foot facility features Class A office space with flexible leases, meeting and conference rooms, shared office equipment, kitchen and reception area, plus space suitable for laboratories and early-stage manufacturing.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

UCF Business Incubator Orlando

Located near Orlando’s vibrant downtown area, the Orlando incubator boasts a central location in Orange County, and serves a wide variety of startup companies. The 6,000-square-foot facility features Class A office space with flexible leases, conference rooms, a spacious training room, and shared office equipment, kitchen and reception area.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

UCF Business Incubator Photonics

Housed within the Center for Research & Education in Optics & Lasers (CREOL) on the UCF main campus, the Photonics UCF Campus incubator accelerates the movement of innovative laser and optics technology into the marketplace. The 21,000-square-foot facility features office space, conferences rooms, and laboratory space for technology development partnerships between industry and UCF researchers.
Business Plan, Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

UCF I-Corps

The I-Corps Site’s purpose is to foster innovation among faculty and students, promote regional coordination and linkages in the innovation ecosystem, as well as develop a National Innovation Network.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

UCF Office of Technology Transfer

UCF has hundreds of innovations ranging from diagnostics to displays, sensors to simulators, nano tech to clean tech, and many more. Our Technology Locator can help you find the solution that’s right for your business.
Business Development

UCF Venture Accelerator | UCF Venture Lab

We provide early-stage entrepreneurs with access to experienced business coaches that can assist them in the pre-business steps that are critical for the successful launch of technology firms. The UCF Venture Accelerator was formed to provide expertise and guidance to technology entrepreneurs in a variety of areas including business plan creation and investor presentations, intellectual property resources, market research, incorporation and corporate structure, product validation, and funding opportunities.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator

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?

Athena PowerLink Orlando

We guide women business owners in defining and achieving tangible goals by providing them with access to a panel of business advisors. Each advisory panel is hand-selected based upon each woman business owner’s individual needs. These volunteer panelists serve as mentors and advisors for a 12-month period at no charge to the woman business owner and, ultimately, strive to help the woman business owner achieve growth and profitability.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship

Canvs Orlando Coworking

We support early-stage tech companies with flexible workspace, mentorship, regular programming, and important connections to business, civic, and educational resources across Orlando. In addition, we’re an active community of engineers, artists, makers, and thinkers working to grow our city into a nationally-recognized center for technology.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

City of Apopka Business Tax Receipts

To conduct business in the City of Apopka, all businesses must have a Business Tax Receipt. This Business Tax Receipt is a tax for the privilege of engaging in business, occupation, or profession within our City.
Business License, Taxes

City of Maitland Business Tax Receipts

Any person who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the city, for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession or occupation within the city. After receiving your Local Business Tax Receipt from the City you must obtain one from Orange County.
Business License, Taxes

City of Ocoee Business Tax Receipts

Business Tax Receipts are required for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within the City of Ocoee. If you are a new business planning to operate in the City of Ocoee, you must file an application for a local business tax receipt before operating.
Business License, Taxes

City of Orlando Business Tax Receipts

Are you opening a new business in the City of Orlando or are you moving your existing business into City limits? The City of Orlando issues licenses to those businesses, professions or occupations that have locations or branch offices within our City limits. The Business Tax Receipt is proof of payment of the business tax. It is required before a business opens.
Business License, Taxes

City of Winter Park Business Tax Receipts

Applicants can begin operating the proposed business only after receiving final approval by the City Zoning, Building and Fire Departments, and issuance of City and County Business Certificates.
Business License, Taxes

Engine Spaces Orlando

Engine Spaces offers a clean, cool environment with 24/7 service and a highly secure internet connection. Engine Spaces allows you to focus on what really matters: your business. Do you need a landline to talk to your clients? We have that. Do you need an address for your mail? Done. Do you need a room for a meeting? Schedule it here.
Co-Working / Office Space

FireSpring Fund

FireSpring Fund is an evergreen, seed-stage investment fund, continuously investing in technology, entrepreneurship and the Central Florida region.
Funding / Financial

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

African American Chamber of Commerce

Through our self-empowering programs and services, you will be encouraged to network with our affiliate corporate business managers and owners, capitalize on immeasurable economic development opportunities, and learn cutting edge marketing techniques to propel your business to the next level!
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce

We are a catalyst for success for the entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community through business development, relationship building, community enrichment and local, regional and statewide issue advocacy.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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.
Education & Training, Hiring

Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce

We are a catalyst for the development of long-lasting positive relationships through monthly lunches, before and after-hours socials, webinars, seminars, group networking, and one-on-one meetings.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Central Florida Disability Chamber

Our mission is to provide information and education on business creation and growth, specifically designed for the needs of people with disabilities.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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!
Importing & Exporting

East Orlando Chamber of Commerce

We are dedicated to serving the needs of our members through a variety of member-only benefits, networking events, educational seminars and promotional opportunities.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Entrepreneurs Academy | Orlando Regional Chamber

The Entrepreneurs Academy was created for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation and growth by helping companies navigate the rich set of resources available in Central Florida. Your journey is unique, and your individual path to success has its own twists and turns. As an entrepreneur, where do you turn to find the right resource at the right time for your business? The Entrepreneurs Academy will connect you to those resources so you can take your business to the next level.
Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, 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

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.
Business Development, Manufacturing

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

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

We are committed to your success by providing you with the networking and exposure opportunities you need, and the recognition you deserve. Your membership includes: Free admission to monthly events for Networking and Business Development; Free Exposure and Recognition opportunities; Opportunity to get business referrals by joining one of HCCMO's Leads Groups; and Get Discounted Rates for the chamber's signature events.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce

The chamber offers a myriad of opportunities to promote your business through special events, sponsorship opportunities, the member minute and participation in numerous programs and chamber events.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce

The Maitland Area Chamber offers reliable support to help your business grow and succeed as well as networking opportunities. Your membership is an investment that pays dividends in the form of new customers for your business. The Chamber is a strong supporter to our community through numerous events.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce

We provide the resources and opportunities to ensure that our members are supported in achieving their goals and play a strong role in our evolving community. Through high-level networking opportunities, innovative events, and access to dynamic, regional leaders, Orlando, Inc., is Connecting Our Members to Success.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

West Orange Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce is to Facilitate Opportunities for our members and provide the resources to increase their revenue and bottom line.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce

Through networking events, educational seminars, leadership development programs, community events and forums, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is here to help grow your business.
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.

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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

Florida High Tech Corridor Council | The Corridor

A 23-county region spanning from Florida’s Sun Coast to Space Coast, The Corridor is a place where research and innovation thrive. Chaired by presidents of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF), the Florida High Tech Corridor Council drives progress in the region. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it. We envision a 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor region with a high-wage, high-value economy that leads the nation and world in technology invention and innovation.
Funding / Financial

Leadership Orlando

Engage with Established and Emerging Leaders. Explore Regional Issues and Assets. Enhance Your Knowledge of Central Florida. Expand Personal and Professional Networks. Enrich Our Family of Communities.
Education & Training, Networking

Orlando Economic Partnership

The Orlando Economic Partnership unifies the community’s strategies to create a more prosperous economy for all. Through the power of partnerships OEP strengthens regional assets and businesses, advocates for regional priorities and writes the next chapter of Orlando’s story.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Orange County's Entrepreneurs


Alexander Guastella
Quick'rCare
Orlando
Alexandria Agresta & Thomas Waterman
Purpose Pioneers
Orlando
Angela Kendall
Spark Rocket Marketing
Winter Park
Ben Favret
Vestagen Protective Technologies
Orlando
Benjamin Weinberg
BACE Digital LLC
Apopka
Bisser Georgiev
LiveTrends
Orlando
Brenda I Prenitzer
NanoSpective, Inc.
Orlando
Bruce Wang
Micro Jig
Winter Park
Bruno Portigliatti
Florida Christian University
Orlando
Calvin Foster
My Fifth Avenue
Orlando
Carol Cox
Speaking Your Brand
Orlando
Chris Baeten
Knight Federal Solutions
Orlando
Chris Whitlow
Edukate
Orlando
Christopher Lee Regis
Suntek Zero Emission Lawn Care
Orlando
Chuck Barnett
BMDM
Orlando
Dan Brenner
InstaNatural
Orlando
Dena Jalbert
Align Business Advisory Services
Winter Park
Diana Coronel David
Coronel David Law Firm, P.A.
Orlando
Diane Diaz
The Brand Teacher
Maitland
Donna Chesteen
The Tech Law Firm
Orlando
Fernando Pereira
Pegasus Transportation
Orlando
George Abuabara
Restaurantes que Inspiran
Orlando
Isabella Johnston
Pivot Business Consulting
Winter Park
Jamara Wilson
Tuxedo Impressions LLC
Orlando
James Harhi
Innovative Attraction Management
Windermere
Jasmine Yoskin
Activate Qigong Healing
Orlando
Jennifer Stinnett
eJenn Solutions, Inc.
Orlando
Jeremy Litwack
Jeremiah's Italian Ice
Winter Park
Jerry Harvey
Jerry Harvey Audio
Orlando
Jim Gaynor
LightPath Technologies
Orlando
Jim Young
SawStreet
Orlando
Joe Parris
VALiNTRY Services
Winter Park
Joe and Alyse Quinn
Big Vision
Orlando
John Rife
East End Market
Orlando
John Velasquez
Spoleto My Italian Kitchen
Orlando
Jose Luis Dieppa
JLD Communications
Orlando
Joseph Boutin and Cary Sobel
Three Two One
Orlando
Josh Brown
PowerDMS
Orlando
Kaitlyn Study
South Street & Co.
Orlando
Kamran Farid
K Capital Group
Windermere
Ken Sakal
Vohesu
Orlando
Kenneth Croston
Electronic Locksmith Inc
Apopka
Khalid Muneer
Jupiter Properties Inc.
Orlando
Kristine Iverson
Crow Practice, LLC
Orlando
Kyle Evans
REDCON Solutions Group
Orlando
Kyle Morrand
302 Interactive
Orlando
Linda Rolf
Quest Technology Group
Orlando
Lisa Dilts
Compspring
Winter Park
Lourdes Mola
Lourdes Mola Solutions
Orlando
Mark Green
My Silver Boots LLC
Orlando
Maryann Kilgallon
Pink Lotus Technologies, LLC
Orlando
Matt Certo
Findsome & Winmore
Orlando
Michael Collins
Flame Boss
Apopka
Michael Lacerda Baitelli
Wow 1 Day Painting
Orlando
Michael R. McCaffrey
ADASure
Orlando
Michael Wright
RedTeam Software
Orlando
Michele Giovanni Moss
Johnson Moss L.L.C.
Orlando
Mike Shuler
Hesperos Inc.
Orlando
Moresa Culbreath
We Care Support Services
Ocoee
Nora Brooker
Nora's Sugar Shack
Orlando
Olive Gaye
GenCare Resources
Orlando
Omar Carmona
Carmona Law
Winter Park
Patricia Combs Brownsord and Jennifer Stolzenbach
Data Wonderment
Orlando
Paul Allen
Woof Gang Bakery
Orlando
Paul Holmes
JK2 Construction & Scenic
Apopka
Phil Dumas
UniKey
Orlando
Rada Kleyman and Ron Hankins
Steri-Green
Orlando
Rajiv Menon
Informulate
Orlando
Raymond E. Rios
RP Consulting Group LLC
Orlando
Rhys Lynn
Nonahood News
Orlando
Ricardo Garcia
Havoc Media Group
Orlando
Richard Harem
ZIO
Winter Park
Robert Cain
Auction Armory
Orlando
Rupert Meghnot
Burnout Game Ventures
Winter Park
Suneera Madhani & Sal Rehmetullah
Fattmerchant
Orlando
Teresa and Robert Ly
Sus Hi Eatstation
Orlando
Terrence Donnelly
Teeps
Winter Park
Terry Yonker
Automated Agent
Winter Park
Trey Bowmar
Express Freight Inc.
Orlando
Tu-Hien Le
BeauGen Mom
Orlando
Vanaja Ragavan
Aviana Molecular Technologies
Orlando
Zev Suissa
eMindful
Orlando

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