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SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubators Success Stories


We were in search of finding a commercial kitchen that was affordable for us, so that was some of the adversity we had to overcome was finding the right partnership which Pasco SMARTstart was the ideal partnership for us to launch. We were delighted when the newsletter came through that said now we have an incubator kitchen that's available to entrepreneurs and we felt like wow this is the opportunity to get ourselves on the market. 
 - Wanda & Piper Cox, Piperz Salsa


I saw a post on Facebook about SMARTstart and how it helps entrepreneurs take their business up a notch and I immediately knew I wanted to invest my time and learn some more skills so I wanted to be a part of it. One of the main reasons I decided to join the incubator program was the tools and the outlets they have here for entrepreneurs. 
 - Kiva Williams, Fun Foodie Mama


In terms of resources, I was fortunate to meet Dan Mitchell and learn about the Pasco EDC CO.STARTERS Program. I became certified in CO.STARTERS through an entrepreneurial support organization called Action Zone. I served as a business advisor with Action Zone and as a co-facilitator for the CO.STARTERS course. I also got involved with the West Pasco Entrepreneur Center and now have a space there. The resources in the local community have been tremendous.  
 - Russ Barnes​, Systro Consulting


I just wanted to say that taking part in the SMARTstart Small Business Programs has been amazing for my company.  In the last year I quadrupled my revenue, and I already have quotes out for additional projects I am very confident we will land. Thank you, SMARTstart!
 - Thomas Giella, Complete I.T.

Upcoming Events...

July 24, 2024
Pasco Industrial Update
Date: Wednesday, July 24thTime: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMHILTON GARDEN INN SUNCOAST PARKWAY$20 Per PersonJoin us for lunch and a panel discussion...
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August 7, 2024
Entrepreneur Education Series - Choose Your Battles Wisely
Date & Time:  Wednesday, August 7, 2024 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)Location: West Pasco Entrepreneur CenterRegistration: FREESpeaker: John...
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August 13, 2024
East Pasco Entrepreneur Roundtable
Facilitator:  SCORE MentorDate: Tuesday, August 13, 2024Time:  3:00 pm-4:00 pmLocation:  SMARTstart East Pasco Entrepreneur CenterEntrepreneur Roundtables bring...
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