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...

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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