Business Formation and Expansion

Volusia County and our central Florida partners offer resident entrepreneurs and businesses valuable information and resources to promote growth and success. Whether completing research to validate a business idea, seeking help to launch a new venture or broadening capabilty to prepare your company for a new stage of growth, we are ready to assist you. Listed below are some of the business-focused organizations available for immediate consultation. Click on each organization's name to reveal more information.

Volusia County Division of Economic Development

DOED provides support to and oversight of economic development activity within the community on behalf of Volusia County's residents, businesses, leaders and municipal partners. DOED's experienced team offers information, coaching and referrals to businesses looking to launch, expand or relocate to the community.

Virgil Kimball, Business Specialist
700 Catalina Drive, Suite 200, Daytona Beach, FL 32114   
Phone: 386-248-8048 
Email: vkimball@volusia.org 
Website: www.floridabusiness.org

Volusia County Business Incubator

The Volusia County Business Incubator, powered by the University of Central Florida's Business Incubation Program, facilitates smarter and faster startup and growth of emerging companies in Volusia County. Incubator clients enjoy modern office and meeting facilities, business startup training, personal mentoring, peer-to-peer networking and a modeling workspace that includes 3D printing.

Connie Bernal, Site Manager
601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach , FL 32114 
Phone: 386-872-3100
Email:
connie.bernal@ucf.edu
​Website: incubator.ucf.edu/locations/#toggle-id-3

SBDC at Daytona State College

SBDC Daytona helps entrepreneurs and businesses start, grow and succeed. Services include confidential business consulting, assistance with business planning, industry analysis, financial guidance, marketing, government contracting and much more.

James Deering, Director  
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 110, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 
Phone: 386-506-4723 
Email:  james.deering@daytonastate.edu

​Website: sbdcdaytona.com

SCORE Chapter 87 Volusia Flagler

Score Volusia/Flagler is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to both volunteers and generous sponsors, they are able to deliver services at no charge. Services include business counselling, seminars, tools, templates and tips.

John Anderson, President 
149 S. Ridgewood Ave., Suite 301, Daytona Beach,  FL  32114 
Phone: 386-255-6889
Email:  
john.anderson@score87.org
​Website: www.volusiaflagler.score.org

GrowFL

GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. Through customized market research and leadership training, companies are equipped to overcome obstacles to growth, leading to business prosperity.

Tammie Sweet, Director
12201 Research Parkway Suite 501, Orlando, FL 32826 
Phone: 239-253-1688
Email: tsweet@growfl.com
​Website: www.growfl.com

Florida High Tech Corridor

The Corridor is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. Its objective is to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.

Ed Schons, President   
1055 AAA Drive Suite 140, Heathrow, FL 32746   
Phone: 407-708-4030 
Email: ed.schons@floridahightech.com
​Website: www.floridahightech.com

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

FLVEC is an online directory of resource agencies, organized for each stage of business, that serve entrepreneurs. The FLVEC staff facilitates and participates in numerous community events to stimulate creativity and advance entrepreneurism at the local level.

Michael Zaharios III, Program Director  
601 Innovation Way, Suite 123, Daytona Beach, FL 32114   
Phone: 386-872-3100
Email: michael.zaharios@flvec.com
​Website: flvec.com