Start your Business

It all starts with an idea.

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And now that you have your inspiration, the fun begins. Bringing a business to life is challenging but we’re here to give support and connect you with resources that can help you succeed.

We've created a 10 Steps to Launch Your Business Guide to help you through the process of going from Idea to Licensing. Take advantage of the Startup Guides and Training Resources you will find below.

There are numerous resources available to assist you with technical needs (business plans and licensing) or financial needs (grant funding/business loan acquisition). Take some time now to explore with the links available here.


  1. Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
  2. U.S. Small Business Administration
  3. U.S. Chamber of Commerce


  1. U.S. Small Business Administration
  2. Foundr Magazine
  3. SCORE Volusia/Flagler
  4. Volusia County Library – LinkedIn Learning


Find the resources you need to see your business succeed in Volusia County. Volusia Business Resources Affiliated Partner.

Volusia Business Resources (VBR) is where entrepreneurs and business owners find resources to overcome today’s challenges, and where community stakeholders join together to shape solutions to meet tomorrow’s business needs.

VBR is a countywide public-private partnership inclusive of government economic development agencies, cities, chambers of commerce, universities and colleges, and business support organizations. Originally formed to assist businesses during the pandemic, VBR continues to work collaboratively with all economic development stakeholders to assist new and existing businesses grow and thrive within Volusia County.

VBR program development was spurred by a countywide survey seeking input from the business community. Results of the survey indicated the top three immediate needs of businesses: awareness of available resources; training, attraction, and retention of workforce; and financial needs.

A one-stop-shop website, gives startups and existing businesses the ability to easily navigate specific resources based on the stage of their enterprise. Business “how to” guides such as how to create a business plan, licensing requirements, and building your workforce have been created to meet particular needs of businesses. 

How can we help?

Talk to one of our local experts about your business needs.

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