SMARTstart Entrepreneur Roundtables

What is an Entrepreneur Roundtable?

Entrepreneur Roundtables bring small business owners and early-stage venture founders together on a monthly basis for an exchange of information, challenges, and insights. Groups typically include 6 to 10 members from diverse industries, in a confidential setting, to share the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship and how it impacts life at work and home.

How would you like to be part of a group that helps you:

  • Increased profitability
  • Validate ideas
  • Become a better, more knowledgeable, business-owner
  • Make better informed decisions
  • Sharpen your visionary thinking
  • Enhance your overall personal satisfaction
  • Forecast issues facing your business
  • Create an advisory council of trusted peers

Participating in an Entrepreneur Roundtable

Qualification Criteria

  • Employ less than 10 people in full-time positions
  • Principle place of business is located in Pasco County
  • Not a publicly traded company
  • More than 50% of sales are from within Pasco County

How much time is needed?

Once a group is formed, members meet monthly for 1.5 hours and dive into candid discussions focused on their issues unique to startups and early-stage businesses. These groups have resulted in:  strategic partnerships, idea validation, better informed decision making, more effective visionary thinking, increased profitability, and enhanced personal satisfaction.

Services Provided

  • Monthly Facilitated Meeting
  • Guest Speakers

Program Cost

You have the opportunity to attend two meetings to decide if this is a right fit for you and your business, see how to join below. If you decide to join a roundtable the annual cost is $150 a year. Participating in the Roundtable is free for SMARTstart Business Incubator Members.

Guest Speakers

Although peer-to-peer mentoring is highly beneficial, we often find that our entrepreneurs have very specific needs that require expert help.  That is when we invite our network of professionals to speak during our roundtable sessions.  During this time, our entrepreneurs have the opportunity to ask open and honest questions about the issues facing their company and receive instant feedback and answers directly from an expert in the field.

Goals

The goals of the program are to help Pasco startups and early-stage companies work more efficiently, become more strategic, create more job opportunities, and to maintain a business presence in Pasco County.

Click here for more information about how to Join an Entrepreneur Roundtable

CONTACT ME
Entrepreneur Roundtables
Daniel Mitchell
SMARTstart Program Director

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Toll free: (888) 60-PASCO | (888-607-2726)
Telephone: (352) 437-4861
Upcoming Events...

June 30, 2022
Subcontracting & Teaming - SBDC

Date & Time:  Thursday,  June 30, 2022
                              (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a subcontractor. This webinar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, including the format for a Subcontract and Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits of subcontracting. This seminar will also provide the suggested rules of engagement and the contractual relationship between prime contractor, subcontractor and the government, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region.

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July 6, 2022
Pasco EDC Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Purpose:   The Pasco EDC Brown Bag Lunch & Learn is an open invitation to anyone interested in hearing more about the Pasco EDC and the programs and services we offer.  Bring your lunch and come and discover what your local Economic Development Council is charged with executing.


Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
No cost

Lunch & Learns will be provided Online until further notice.

Online via Zoom Meeting: (log in instructions will be e-mailed to registered participants 2 days prior to workshop)

If you do not have Zoom see download instructions HERE.  If you need more information about using Zoom visit their Help Center.

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Location address:

Pasco EDC Headquarters, 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 101, Lutz, FL 33558
West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 US Highway 19, First Floor, New Port Richey, FL  34652
East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL  33525
SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur Center, 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd, Ste 202, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544


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July 6, 2022
Building Your Business’ Bankability with Gilene Janvier - West Pasco

Speaker: Gilene Janvier, Suncoast Credit Union

Date & Time:  Wednesday, July 6, 2022 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Location: SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center
Registration: FREE

Learn strategies and what it takes to build business credit, take advantage of cash flow tools, and learn the ins and outs of business banking.

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