There are many resources that entrepreneurs can take advantage of to grow and scale their businesses within the region. We have pooled the information from a variety of resources to provide you with advice and best practices.
Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce is to serve the economic development, prosperity, and sustainability of our community and region through connectivity, leadership, education and support.
They offer free business advice, low-cost or no-cost business training, seminars, webinars and workshops and numerous other templates and tools to assist you in your journey to open your new business or grow your existing one.
National Entrepreneur Center (NEC)
Through a cooperative effort of a diverse group of organizations, the National Entrepreneur Center offers access to professional business assistance, quality education programming and practical industry expertise.
Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center
The FLVEC is an online directory of resource agencies that serve entrepreneurs, organized for each state of your business.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ready-to-use business tools to help you get the job done faster and easier, including model business documents, financial spreadsheet templates, checklists, and official government forms.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Resource center that features sections on starting and managing a business: Choosing Your Business Structure; Exploring Loans, Grants & Funding; Choose Your Location & Equipment; Hire & Retain Employees; Exporting; Running a Business; Healthcare; and Business Guides by Industry.
Small Business Assistance Programs, Financial Assistance, Assistance for High Tech Start Ups and Contracting Opportunities.
Florida Department of Financial Services
Resources and information available to small businesses about Florida agencies such as agency license verification, worker compensation and fire standards and training. There are also many links to find helpful information to improve business processes.
Florida Department of Revenue
Find valuable information regarding sales tax information, emergency disaster information, tax incentives for businesses, submit corporate income information and many types of business forms and publications
University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
The UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development effort designed to help create & sustain jobs in the community and spur economic growth throughout the region. This goal is accomplished by helping early-stage businesses grow to the point where they need to hire employees in order to continue operating and growing. Since 1999, we have assisted more than 350 early-stage companies, who’ve sustained more than 6,725 job. The total economic output of these firms is nearly $1.6 billion in Central Florida.