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Business Resources

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Business Finance

There are a number of favorable financing alternatives available to businesses to assist in the acquisition of land, building and equipment. Additionally, a number of programs designed to help with import and export activities are available as well. Find a list of Business Finance programs here.

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Workforce Development

Metro Orlando boasts a population that is young, well-educated and diverse. Not coincidentally, the region is at, or near, the top of national charts in several demographic and labor-related categories. Consider that Metro Orlando, already with a population of 1.6 million, is among the nation's fastest-growing population and employment markets.

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Business Spotlight Video Archive

Seminole County takes pride in its robust business community. Our Business Spotlight series is one way we like to showcase the diverse array of industries. Our spotlights are aired before the Board of County Commissioners and compiled on our SGTV YouTube channel.  If you would like to be featured in our series, or recommend a business to showcase, please contact the Economic Development Office.  

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Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce play an important role in the establishment, growth and development of small and medium businesses in any community. Check out some of our local chambers, and explore the resources they may offer your business.

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Permitting and Licensing

This section contains information and links to permitting and licensing.

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International Business Resources and Foreign Trade Zones

Seminole County has resources available to businesses seeking to export their products or services overseas, including an active Foreign-Trade Zone.

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Small Business Resources

Find a list of lenders, programs and boards helpful to small and start-up businesses in Seminole County.

For a list of quick links to resources click on the following link: Startup Resources Contact List

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State & Local Business Incentives

The Economic Development Department of Seminole County initiated a Jobs Growth Incentive Fund in 1995 for companies creating new jobs. Seminole County will consider awarding funds for expenses such as impact and permit fees, relocation costs, equipment purchases, land acquisition, building construction, loan interest pay-down, lease-hold improvements or any other legitimate business expense as determined by the Board of County Commissioners.

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Business Emergency Preparedness

Disaster can strike anyone at any time, and businesses can be severely impacted. Take some time to make a plan and prepare your business in case of emergency. Encourage your employees to also be prepared.  Here are some resources to help with that.

Useful Links

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Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations
        Contact Information
2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 487-1395

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Florida Division of Corporations
          Business Regulations and Permitting

2415 N. Monroe Street, Suite 810, Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 245-6000

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Seminole County Public Library
         Small Business Resources

215 N. Oxford Rd, Casselberry, FL 32707
(407) 665-1500

Florida Trend Small Business

Florida Trend's Florida Small Business
Florida Trend Media Company490 1st Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 821-5800

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BizLink Orange 
at the National Entrepreneur Center

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Florida Venture Forum
707 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 335-8116

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Seminole County Port Authority 
1510 Kastner Place, Suite 1, Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 322-4798

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800 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1100, Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 956-560

Orlando Economic Partnership OEP

Orlando Economic Partnership (OEP)
200 S Orange Avenue, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 422-7159

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 
1445 Dolgner Place, Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 321-3495

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201 East Pine Street, Suite 735, Orlando, FL 32801
(813) 956-0193