SMARTstart Microloan Success Stories

 

The SMARTstart program had some valuable tools that we had access to and the speakers that they brought in were invaluable to our direction and our success when we didn't even think about it at the time. 
 - John Beebe, Heros Downtown Subs and Salads

 

SMARTstart helped me with everything, they were like ok this is what you need to do and they showed me all the steps and then I was like 'ok, I'm not confused anymore so I know where to start'. SMARTstart helped me with the business plan, BIG TIME. 
 - Nadia Beloubad, Come N Play Adult Day Care

 

The SMARTstart Pasco Microloan gave me the resources I needed to create a training system and step-by-step onboarding process that helped me add 10 independent and productive agents to my 1099 brokerage firm. This boosted the agency's production by 30% and allowed us to expand to a satellite office in Tampa a year later.  I now have a profitable business with a replicable process for future growth.  The SMARTstart Pasco Microloan gave me the support I needed to take my company to the next level.
– Rosie Paulsen, Good Faith Insurance Services

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Success Stories
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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