Business Startup in Cape Coral:
Business Startup Checklist
Ten Steps to Starting Your Business in Cape Coral
The City of Cape Coral’s Economic Development Office (EDO) has prepared this step-by-step Entrepreneur Guide to help with the small business startup process in Cape Coral. Existing businesses will find valuable resources for their business expansion or relocation to Cape Coral, Florida.
This guide presents an overview of many issues that are important in creating a successful business startup and in complying with licensing, tax, and permitting requirements needed for starting a business in Cape Coral. Our EDO takes pride in our business expansion assistance offerings and lends a helpful hand in business relocations to our beautiful city.
Click on each business startup checklist step to reveal important small business startup resources for your business in Cape Coral, including telephone numbers, email contacts and important links to Internet sites and further information.
The Entrepreneur Guide offers 10 Steps that will help with your transition to Cape Coral:
Use these tools and resources to help prepare for your business startup venture and become a successful business owner. Take advantage of free business assistance, training, and counseling services. Learn more
2. Finance your business
If you are interested in expanding or starting a business in Cape Coral, learn about financing options, loans, venture capital and government grants that may be available to you. Learn more
3. Investigate business incentives
Register for a tax identification number from the IRS, the Florida state revenue agency, and county tax collectors. Learn more
7. Obtain business licenses and permits
Read about federal, state and local licenses required for your business and get detailed information about the permitting processes. Learn more
8. Comply with employer responsibilities
Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire and keep employees. Learn how to register for payroll liabilities, such as state and federal unemployment, social security, Medicare, and payroll taxes. Learn more