Small Business Toolkit

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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 Development
120 Malabar Road
Palm Bay, FL 32907

Phone: (321) 409-7187

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.

Small Business Development Center

Eastern Florida State College
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!

Career Source Brevard

5275 Babcock St. Suite 8B Palm Bay, FL 32905

Phone: (321) 504-7600

BizLaunch - an innovative expertise-sharing opportunity—with CareerSource Brevard experts and experienced entrepreneurs and other business experts. 

Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce

4100 Dixie Highway NE Palm Bay, FL 32905

Phone: (321) 951-9998

SCORE - Space Coast

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 -

Obtaining an Employee Identification Number (EIN) -