The Seminole County Economic Development team is here to support your business with essential resources for planning, market analysis, funding, and regulatory compliance. Our comprehensive services ensure your business thrives, grows, and aligns with our county’s development.

Business Tax Receipt

Every business in Seminole County is required to obtain a business tax receipt. A business tax receipt fee appropriate to the type of business is charged at the time the receipt is issued.

Business Resources

Ensuring our business community has all the tools necessary to empower growth. 


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Development Services

The Seminole County Development Services team is ready to assist you with anything related to planning, zoning, permitting, inspections and building code, as they help facilitate the proper and safe development and growth of the county.

Local Resources to help your business

Access to in person training & research databases.

National Entrepreneur Center (NEC)

24/7 access to resources and upcoming classes.

BizLink Orange

Connects your business to a world of opportunities.

Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO)

Upcoming Events

Free Business Guides

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You don’t have to do it alone! Locate resources that can help you start a business in Central Florida!


Licensing & Zoning

Learn about the zoning, license(s), and tax receipts you’ll need to operate a business.



Ready for a cash infusion? Learn how to properly apply for a business loan, grant, and alternate funding.


Nonprofit Startup

Turn your vision and passion for helping others in your community into a reality.



Are you focused on growing your business? Learn how to accelerate and penetrate new markets.


International Trade

Ready to go international? Discover the steps to get started on your way to exporting and importing!



Find and win more bids and contracts with relevant certifications in place for your business.

Government Contracting Guide

Government Contracting

How to grow your business by having federal, state, and local governments as customers!

SCORE's Start-Up Program Roadmap Webinars

SCORE recommends all new business owners attend these 5 free webinars when looking to start a business. Each are offered every 4-8 weeks, so check the Calendar for upcoming dates and for additional free webinars.

Starting Your New Business

Designed for anyone with limited experience starting a new business. This seminar guides you through the steps necessary for starting a business: different legal business entities, licenses needed, taxes and insurance. It explains what business plans are all about and shows you how to collect business information and research.

Marketing Your Business

Designed for anyone who want to obtain trial by customers and growth for their business, whether it is a product, service or both. It explains various marketing strategies and contains many practical marketing tips. It will help you define your mission, analyze your situation, conduct research, identify your target market, and develop your marketing mix.

Building Your Business Plan

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. It explains the purposes and value of a plan and uses a content template to help determine what goes into each section of this plan.

Building Your Financial Plan

Designed for anyone who have limited knowledge or understanding of basic accounting and finance. This seminar is intended to explain the methods and need for financial tracking, control and generating the financial projects necessary to develop your plan such as cash flow, income statement, break events and balance sheet.

Funding Your Business

Designed for anyone who thinks they might need funding for their business. It is designed for start-ups and existing businesses with cash flow or capital issues. The seminar explains the various sources of funds, their lending criteria, and how they differ.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) FREE Workshops & Webinars

The Small Business Development Center offers free webinars and seminars to help businesses at all stages. Check the Calendar for upcoming dates.

How To Start Your Business

If you’re thinking of starting a business, it’s important to take the right steps. This in-person seminar will give you an overview of what to know, actions to take, and how to avoid common missteps to give your company its greatest chance of success.

Learn about the journey from pre-venture to start up to opening your business and cover:

Business legal entity selection, Registration and licensing, Marketing and branding, Sources of financing and capital, Business plan building, and more…

Held the first Thursday of each month.

Marketing Basics

A webinar providing an overview of the marketing process for small business, as well as a close look at all elements of a marketing plan. Marketing is the driver of revenue growth and an imperative for small business success. Topics include the traditional four “P’s” of marketing – Product, Place, Promotion, and Price – as well as three new “P’s” with special application to small businesses – Positioning, People, and Planning.

Business Plan Writing Made Easier

Your business needs a roadmap for every stage of its growth. This webinar will help remove the mystery of how to create a business plan, the information that should be included, and how to use it as a tool to keep your company on track for long term growth.