About the SMARTstart Small Business Programs

Whether you're an established small business or just starting a business, the Pasco Economic Development Council has the tools you need to establish and grow a strong business in Pasco County. Our SMARTstart Small Business Program is an innovative suite of programs that provides the tools growing businesses need for long-term success.

  • Need to evaluate your next business idea?  Challenge your assumptions and validate your idea in just 9 weeks with CO.STARTERS.
  • Already launched your business but need access to mentoring, coaching and affordable office/co-working space?  SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubators can provide what you need.
  • Seeking information or training?  SMARTstart's Pasco Enterprise Network can connect you with the right organization providing the information you need at no cost.
  • Need funding to get your company to the next level, but can't access traditional financing?  The SMARTstart Microloan Program can boost your success.

From your first dollar to your next million, Pasco EDC's SMARTstart Small Business Program has the solutions you need to start or grow a business and create job opportunities right here, in Pasco County.

Upcoming Events...

September 25, 2018
SBDC - Bookkeeping Basics
Date & Time:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)Location: FSBDC at the University of South Florida Port Tampa Bay Building Registration:…
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October 2, 2018
SCORE - How to Start a New Business Successfully
Date & Time:  Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)Location: Centennial Park Branch Library Registration: FREEIntroduction to Starting a Business ……
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October 10, 2018
Common Grounds Pitch Presentations
Date & Time:  Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (8:30 am - 10:00 am)Location: SMARTstart Dade City Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREERSVP to Attend This…
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