Palm Coast BAC offers new Business Guide, Business Navigation Services, business-friendly website

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Palm Coast - The Palm Coast Business Assistance Center (BAC) is ringing in the New Year by offering new and expanded tools to aid local businesses - including the launching of a business-friendly website, a step-by-step Business Guide to assist business owners and entrepreneurs alike, and Business Navigation Services to provide technical and permitting assistance.

These free resources are available online at www.PalmCoastBAC.com. Print copies of the new BAC Business Guide are also available at the BAC office at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave.

The updated website makes it easy for anyone to request a consultation from the BAC. The center provides expert advice and business tools at no cost - on topics such as business start-up, sources of capital, marketing and sales, financial analysis/cost control, inventory control, accounting and records, business liquidation, government procurement, international trade, and more.

The new Business Guide is an easy-to-use resource to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs in understanding the municipal processes in Palm Coast and to save them time and money by following a defined process with expected results. The guide explains how to get a business started in Palm Coast and provides detailed information on permits and licenses needed for different businesses.

Through its Business Navigation Services, the BAC assists business owners in the process of securing development project approvals, such as federal, state and local permitting and licensing requirements. This new service allows the BAC to be a one-stop shop source and advocate when dealing with the sometimes cumbersome and technical process when growing or expanding a business.

The new BAC website, Business Guide and Business Navigation Services are part of the Palm Coast City Council's ongoing effort to improve processes and services, including helping businesses navigate across City departments as their projects develop, businesses are expanded and new business concepts become a reality.

"We recognize that starting a business is a complex process, especially if it's your first venture and you're trying to navigate the required permitting and licensing on your own," said Ray Peter, Area Manager for the Palm Coast BAC, which is a partnership with the Florida SDBC at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF). "The Business Guide will be your roadmap on this journey, and the BAC staff will be there to guide you through it."

With the new website and guide comes a new look and logo for the Palm Coast BAC. The logo features a "Palm Coast palm tree" design element and modern block lettering.

In addition to offering the Business Guide, the new BAC website has dozens of free resources, including videos, to help businesses get off the ground and grow. The site has a calendar of upcoming business-related events and shares success stories from previous clients of the Palm Coast BAC. It is designed to be a comprehensive resource providing everything a small business owner or entrepreneur would need.

"We hope that our business community will take advantage of these free resources to make their businesses a success," said Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. "When our local businesses thrive, our entire City and County benefit."

For more information, contact the Palm Coast BAC at 386-986-2499 or visit www.PalmCoastBAC.com.

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