Starting a Business
Diversity of economic activity continues to be an underlying strength in Palm Bay’s economy.
As is true nationally, small business is an important driver in Palm Bay’s business community. 80% of Palm Bay businesses are 9 or less employees. However, 20% of Palm Bay employers are medium to large, adding diversity in size to diversity in economic activity.
There are many resources available to assist you in starting your own business. The City of Palm Bay wants you to be successful in this endeavor. You are urged to contact one of the following organizations for assistance.
City of Palm Bay Economic Development120 Malabar Road
Palm Bay, FL 32907
Phone: (321) 409-7187
Fax: (321) 952-3412
We are available to assist you in starting your business in Palm Bay – our office can guide you through the procedures to start a business, help you get through regulatory barriers on the local, state and federal level and connect you with organizations that can provide financial and workforce assistance.
3865 N. Wickham Rd., Bldg. 10, Rm. 117
Melbourne, FL 32935-2399
Phone: (321) 433-5570 SBDC is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and most of their services are free!
Phone: (321) 504-7600
BizLaunch—an innovative expertise-sharing opportunity—with CareerSource Brevard experts and experienced entrepreneurs and other business experts.
Phone: (321) 951-9998
1600 Sarno Road, Suite 205
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: (321) 254-2288
Fax: (321) 254-1346
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Free service.
150 W. University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 674-7007
weVENTURE Melbourne accelerates sustainable business growth for womenpreneurs in Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.
Thinking of starting a business?
Obtaining a Business License - Brevard County Tax Collector
Obtaining a Fictitious Name - Sunbiz.org
Obtaining an Employee Identification Number (EIN) - irs.gov