Make sure you have covered all the required and critical steps to opening your business. We encourage you to watch the New Business Start-up Video and complete the 20-Questions-before-Starting-a-Business document and the reach out to the Florida SBDC for business start-up assistance.
Step 1: Select a Legal Structure – www.sunbiz.org
Step 2: Register Fictitious Name (if required) – www.sunbiz.org
Step 3: State Licensing (as required for certain professionals) www.myflorida.com/dbpr
Step 4: Apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) www.irs.gov
Step 5: Register to pay Federal, State, and Local Taxes
Step 6: Complete Local Licensing/Business Tax Receipts
- Bonita Springs
- Cape Coral
- Fort Myers
- Fort Myers Beach
- Marco Island
- Port Charlotte
- Punta Gorda
Consider consulting with your local city licensing agencies regarding home-based and commercial business locations to ensure your business can operate in the area you have selected, including any registration, construction, or capacity restrictions.