- Economic Development
- You're In Business!
You're In Business!
Plan to Succeed
The important part of a thriving, sustainable local economy is understanding how to maintain growth. The City of Fort Myers has some tips to take your idea from a concept, to building out the business structure, obtain financing, and market in our new work environment.
Choosing Fort Myers to expand or grow your business is the easy decision. Fort Myers was recently ranked #8 in the nation for best places to start a business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHj8e99c30g
A business license can save you from making a costly mistake in starting your business. The application process is a good tool for identifying information you must have to start a business, whether it be your federal identification, the proper location within the city to operate your business, or any other specialty licenses you might need to move forward.
You found your building and you love the location. Before you transform it, be sure to obtain your business license, do a pre-application meeting, and have code enforcement stop by and identify any issues. Find more information Building, Permitting and Inspections
What are the challenges of opening a business? Validate and investigate by asking questions. Find out what people really think of your idea and don't be afraid to ask, "Where am I going to fail?" It benefits you to do more than just convince others, you need to listen and learn from others.
How to Grow
The best way to grow is to help your neighborhood business grow. Business Communities that support one another can create a stronger economy.