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Below you will find an overview of resources to help you navigate through establishing or improving your business.  As business owners and operators, you play an important role as leaders in our community and we are here to support you however we can.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida provides effective tools, training, and valuable resources to help small businesses in Florida grow and succeed.

Meet John Emsing, Business Consultant for the Florida SBDC.

John is available for walk-ins every Thursday from 9 AM-12 PM here the Crestview Chamber Office.

If you'd like to schedule your appointment you can email him at or call (850) 974-1808.
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Economic Development Council:

The EDC has put together an online resource guide that will be regularly updated.

The Small Business Association:

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

  City of Crestview:

We will promote an environment that encourages economic and educational opportunity.

Okaloosa County:

Okaloosa County's website is posting county specific resources and updates like links to commission meetings, FDOT information, and much more.

Start Up:

Provides Guidance and advice in Opening your business, this includes taxes, small loans, grants, social media and business networking.


Start or expand your business with loans or grants. 

Home Business:

Planning requirements for operating a home-based business.

Okaloosa County Scorecard:

The Florida Scorecard™ is a dynamic online tool that identifies and tracks key metrics that are important to Florida’s economy today and into the future. The Florida Scorecard gives stakeholders the power to measure progress on a statewide level and within their own communities. Check back often as this information is updated regularly. Check out OKALOOSA COUNTY

Florida DBPR-Department of Business & Professional Regulation:

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is the agency responsible for licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in the State of Florida.

The U.S. Department of Labor:

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is providing resources to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Market Research

Demographics | Okaloosa-Walton Economic Development Center

Demographics | Simmons National Consumer

Small Business Resource Center

UWF Small Business Development Center 

Licenses & Permits

Florida Tax Registration   

Okaloosa County Courthouse

Okaloosa Tax Collector

Crestview Growth Management