Business Resources

Investing in Fifth

Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID) is the signature upscale shopping and office destination in Southwest Florida. The Avenue is lined with more than 200 charming and eclectic local and national street front stores, restaurants, art, theatre and professional services located in an authentic main street setting only two blocks from the Gulf beaches!

Whether you are looking for a small space under 2000 square feet, or a larger corporate address, we invite you to invest in Fifth Avenue South!


Business Resources

A number of tools and resources exist to assist you in starting, expanding or relocating your business.
Read below for important information and links.


Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulfcoast University

The SBDC at FGCU employs Certified Business Analysts who provide free, confidential and one-on-one counseling, information, and guidance to small business owners. Certified Business Analysts from the SBDC are available to meet with potential and existing small business owners. Their office is located on the FGCU Campus in Fort Myers. 239.745.3700. Please click here for more information


Free Business Counseling offered at the BID Office

Through a partnership with the SBDC, free business counseling services are provided monthly at the BID office, 649 5th Avenue South, Naples. This service is offered to provide guidance to both prospective business owners and existing business owners located within the BID. Please contact the BID office at 239.692.8436 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


SCORE-Naples

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They provide free consulting services on a broad variety of topics including writing a business plan, advertising and marketing strategies, negotiating leases, trademark registrations and navigating local government licensing and regulatory issues. The SCORE office can be reached at 239.430.0081. Please click here for more information.


Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce offers a number of links and resources to assist new and existing businesses. The Chamber’s administrative office is located at 2390 Tamiami Trail North, Ste. 2010. Contact the Chamber at 239. 262.6376 or click here.


Visitor’s Information Center

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce also operates the Visitor’s Information Center located a 900 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102.  Please stop by the Center for information on area attractions, events and to view a directory of Fifth Avenue South businesses and organizations. The Visitor’s Center can be reached at 239.262.6141


Helpful Links

Questions?

Contact the BID office at 239.692.8436 or click here.

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Timeless Charm. Downtown Chic.

Fifth Avenue South is an irresistible mix of glamour and laid-back ease. Historic and modern architecture blend together in eclectic sophistication; tropical blooms and lush greenery grace its pedestrian-friendly promenades; and each storefront is filled with wonderful finds and delights.