Starting a Business

edc-starting-business-1Starting a new business? Let the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council serve as your complimentary concierge. We can provide you with all of the information you need so your business can transition from the back of a napkin to reality, right here in the heart of sunny Southwest Florida.

Take a look at some of the free resources available for those looking to start a business in Bonita Springs or Estero below:

Legal Structure
Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations
www.sunbiz.org

Fictitious Name (also known as D/B/A)
Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations
https://efile.sunbiz.org/ficreghelp.html

State Licensing
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/

Federal Employer Identification, Taxes and Reporting Requirements
IRS
www.irs/gov/pub/irs-pdf/fss4.pdf
www.irs.gov/businesses

Florida Department of Revenue
www.myflorida.com/dor

Local Licensing (Formerly Occupational License)

City of Bonita Springs Community Development
239-444-6150    www.cityofbonitaspringscd.org

Village of Estero Community Development
239-221-5036    www.estero-fl.gov

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