Community Resources for Businesses

At First Commerce, we’re more than just where you bank. We’re your business partner. No matter what business you’re in, it’s our business to help you grow and succeed. Here are some resources you might find helpful.

Business Licensing

Get copies of your Florida articles of incorporation or fictitious name registration from SunBiz.

Get copies of your Georgia articles of incorporation or fictitious name registration from the Georgia Secretary of State.

If you’re starting a business within the Tallahassee city limits, see this site for information on getting a license/business tax certificate.

 If you’re starting a business within Marianna city limits, see this site for information on getting a license/business tax certificate.

  If you’re starting a business within Thomasville city limits, see this site for information on getting a license/business tax certificate.

If you’re starting a business within Valdosta city limits, see this site for information on getting a license/business tax certificate.

The VEC is your resource for starting, expanding, or relocating a business in Jackson County.

See this site for information on getting a license/business tax receipt for Leon County.

Education, Training & Development

Domi Ventures incubates early stage entrepreneurs and accelerates their growth by providing access to a network of mentors, investors, and collaborators.

You can start a small business in Georgia easily with the right resources.

 This institute provides applied education and practical assistance to entrepreneurs. You can also contact JMI at 850.644.3372. 

A business resource website for Lowndes County and Valdosta.

Access a wide variety of information and guidance online or call the FAMU Small Business Development Center at 850.599.3407.

First Commerce was named the Top Credit Union of the Year for Fiscal Year 2014 by the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) North Florida District Office.

Access a wide variety of information and guidance online or call the development center at 850.201.6200.

The SBDC is a resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the South Central Georgia region.

Taxes

Use this link to apply for an IRS Federal Employer Tax ID number for your business.

Save time and money by making your business’s federal tax payments online.

Media

Urban Tallahassee. Source for growth & development in Tallahassee.

850 – The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida. Business magazine covering the Northwest Florida region including regular “news you can use” features for small businesses.

Florida Trend. Statewide business magazine.