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Resource Agencies in Pinellas County

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1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. The Greenhouse hosts 1 MC St. Petersburg from 9 - 10 a.m. every Wednesday. The format of these caffeinated events is simple; a presenter speaks about their idea for six minutes followed by a twenty minute question and answer forum.

Bay Area Manufacturers Association

We provide a forum to exchange ideas and share best practice information; network with colleagues; and learn about manufacturing related topics through educational programs and tours.

CareerSource Pinellas

We provide businesses with a wide range of professional services, including: employee referral and recruitment, training and retraining, workshops and business seminars on a variety of human resource and workforce topics, labor market statistics, targeted career fairs, downsizing and retention support strategies, tax credit information and other customized support for a well trained work force.

City of Clearwater Business Tax Receipts

All businesses located within the city limits of Clearwater shall obtain a Business Tax Receipt prior to the commencement of business or the practice of a profession. All businesses located outside the city limits of Clearwater who desire to transact business in the City of Clearwater are required to register. Business tax year is October 1 to September 30 of the following year.

City of Dunedin Business Tax Receipts

A Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as an Occupational License) is required for any business performing services or selling goods, advertising goods for sale, or advertising the performance of services for a fee. A separate Business Tax Receipt is required for each place and type of business.

City of Largo Business Tax Receipts

If your business is located inside the City of Largo, you are required to possess a City of Largo local business tax receipt. The fees for a local business tax receipt are based primarily upon the type of business and the square footage of the business.

City of St. Petersburg Business Tax Receipts

Before doing business in St. Petersburg, you will need a Business Tax Certificate Receipt. This is an annual business tax for all businesses. professionals, independent contractors and individuals who accept compensation for merchandise or services who are located in the city limits of St. Petersburg.

Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to promote and position Clearwater Beach as the premier tourist destination and to be the advocate and resource center for the development and success of our membership, as well as the entire community.

Clearwater Business Spark

Clearwater Business SPARK is a network of resources provided by our partners to support businesses and entrepreneurs in every stage of development so that you may easily identify and obtain the resources you need to grow in the greater Clearwater area.

Dunedin Chamber of Commerce

There are many membership opportunities, like business services and educational opportunities, free listings on the website and in the membership directory, display space in the Chamber’s Visitors Center, opportunities to meet other business people, and much more.

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more.

Florida Angel Nexus

We connect qualified companies with aggressive development plans to investors from the Florida community. We focus on businesses that already have some proof of concept and we will do our best to refer all Florida companies to resources to assist in eliminating the roadblocks slowing down growth.

Florida Division of Corporations | Sunbiz

Our activities include a variety of business entity filings, trade and service mark registrations, federal lien recordings, judgment lien filings, uniform commercial code financing statements, fictitious name registrations, notary commissions, and cable and video service franchises.

Florida Economic Development Council

Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D.

GrowFL

We provide strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. We help companies overcome obstacles to growth and lead them towards prosperity.

Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce

As a member you'll receive: a business listing in our online directory, the option to list your events, joint marketing opportunities, access to events and seminars, displaying your company brochures in our office and more.

Pinellas County Business Tax Receipts

If your business physical location is within a municipality/city limit you need to contact them for information requirements for an Occupational License/ Business Tax Certificate Receipt to conduct business. An Occupational license/Business Tax Certificate Receipt is not required if the business physical location is in unincorporated area of Pinellas County.

Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce

We are a vibrant group of visionary business people dedicated to moving our local economy to a more prosperous plane. We encompass a diverse range of enterprises, from national and international corporations, to light and heavy industrial plants, small businesses of every stripe, mom-and-pop retailers and service providers, and “solopreneurs” working independently from home offices.

Prospera

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.

Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1930, the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit organization of individuals, business persons and entrepreneurs working together to accomplish much more than any one business could ever hope to achieve.

SCORE Pinellas County

Our Pinellas County Chapter of SCORE has 50+ volunteer mentors to assist you locally by mentoring on a wide range of small business issues. We also offer low cost & no cost business workshops on a variety of business topics. Special arrangements are available for groups and organizations.

Seminole Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber has a full staff of Membership representatives to help guide and navigate you through operating and growing your business, and use the Chamber to make the most of your business opportunities.

St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Marketing and promotion are key benefits St. Petersburg Chamber members receive. We want to help St. Petersburg and beyond learn about you, your business and the great things you're doing in the community.

St. Petersburg College Career & Entrepreneurship Center

We provide assistance to all SPC students who are in need of career exploration tools or interested in starting their own business. Through courses, community networks, competitions, and on-site resources, students will develop skills and master the tools necessary to start and build their own businesses or launch their ideas.

Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation

Tampa Bay BBIC was established as a nonprofit in 1987 to serve businesses owned and operated by African-American entrepreneurs, providing loans to a historically underserved market segment of the community, but now serves entrepreneurs of all ethnic backgrounds. The Tampa Bay BBIC also provides services to small business such as underwriting, analysis of business and personal financial statements, site visits, technical assistance – services that may not be cost effective for banks.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center

An innovation and entrepreneurship center that assists emerging and entrepreneurial companies in the technology and manufacturing sectors in accelerating their success.

Tampa Bay Partnership

The Tampa Bay Partnership is the eight-county regional organization that works with its partners to market the region nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research and to coordinate efforts to influence business and government issues that impact economic growth and development.

Tampa Bay Technology Forum

TBTF is a member driven catalyst for the growth of the local technology sector helping to promote corporate expansion, entrepreneurship and development of a skilled tech talent pool.

The Greenhouse St. Petersburg

The Greenhouse is the place where entrepreneurs of all sizes and stripes can begin their quest to create and grow their business. It is a center for aiding entrepreneurs by providing and connecting them to education, navigation, and growth resources.

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

1 Million Cups St. Petersburg

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. The Greenhouse hosts 1 MC St. Petersburg from 9 - 10 a.m. every Wednesday. The format of these caffeinated events is simple; a presenter speaks about their idea for six minutes followed by a twenty minute question and answer forum.

Clearwater Business Spark

Clearwater Business SPARK is a network of resources provided by our partners to support businesses and entrepreneurs in every stage of development so that you may easily identify and obtain the resources you need to grow in the greater Clearwater area.

Prospera

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.

SCORE Pinellas County

Our Pinellas County Chapter of SCORE has 50+ volunteer mentors to assist you locally by mentoring on a wide range of small business issues. We also offer low cost & no cost business workshops on a variety of business topics. Special arrangements are available for groups and organizations.

St. Petersburg College Career & Entrepreneurship Center

We provide assistance to all SPC students who are in need of career exploration tools or interested in starting their own business. Through courses, community networks, competitions, and on-site resources, students will develop skills and master the tools necessary to start and build their own businesses or launch their ideas.

The Greenhouse St. Petersburg

The Greenhouse is the place where entrepreneurs of all sizes and stripes can begin their quest to create and grow their business. It is a center for aiding entrepreneurs by providing and connecting them to education, navigation, and growth resources.

Formation Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to forming your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea stage. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

What do you need help with?

Tampa Bay Innovation Center

An innovation and entrepreneurship center that assists emerging and entrepreneurial companies in the technology and manufacturing sectors in accelerating their success.

Launching Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to launching your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea and Formation stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

What do you need help with?

City of Clearwater Business Tax Receipts

All businesses located within the city limits of Clearwater shall obtain a Business Tax Receipt prior to the commencement of business or the practice of a profession. All businesses located outside the city limits of Clearwater who desire to transact business in the City of Clearwater are required to register. Business tax year is October 1 to September 30 of the following year.

City of Dunedin Business Tax Receipts

A Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as an Occupational License) is required for any business performing services or selling goods, advertising goods for sale, or advertising the performance of services for a fee. A separate Business Tax Receipt is required for each place and type of business.

City of Largo Business Tax Receipts

If your business is located inside the City of Largo, you are required to possess a City of Largo local business tax receipt. The fees for a local business tax receipt are based primarily upon the type of business and the square footage of the business.

City of St. Petersburg Business Tax Receipts

Before doing business in St. Petersburg, you will need a Business Tax Certificate Receipt. This is an annual business tax for all businesses. professionals, independent contractors and individuals who accept compensation for merchandise or services who are located in the city limits of St. Petersburg.

Florida Angel Nexus

We connect qualified companies with aggressive development plans to investors from the Florida community. We focus on businesses that already have some proof of concept and we will do our best to refer all Florida companies to resources to assist in eliminating the roadblocks slowing down growth.

Florida Division of Corporations | Sunbiz

Our activities include a variety of business entity filings, trade and service mark registrations, federal lien recordings, judgment lien filings, uniform commercial code financing statements, fictitious name registrations, notary commissions, and cable and video service franchises.

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D.

Pinellas County Business Tax Receipts

If your business physical location is within a municipality/city limit you need to contact them for information requirements for an Occupational License/ Business Tax Certificate Receipt to conduct business. An Occupational license/Business Tax Certificate Receipt is not required if the business physical location is in unincorporated area of Pinellas County.

Growing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to growing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, and Launching stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

What do you need help with?

Bay Area Manufacturers Association

We provide a forum to exchange ideas and share best practice information; network with colleagues; and learn about manufacturing related topics through educational programs and tours.

CareerSource Pinellas

We provide businesses with a wide range of professional services, including: employee referral and recruitment, training and retraining, workshops and business seminars on a variety of human resource and workforce topics, labor market statistics, targeted career fairs, downsizing and retention support strategies, tax credit information and other customized support for a well trained work force.

Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to promote and position Clearwater Beach as the premier tourist destination and to be the advocate and resource center for the development and success of our membership, as well as the entire community.

Dunedin Chamber of Commerce

There are many membership opportunities, like business services and educational opportunities, free listings on the website and in the membership directory, display space in the Chamber’s Visitors Center, opportunities to meet other business people, and much more.

GrowFL

We provide strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. We help companies overcome obstacles to growth and lead them towards prosperity.

Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce

As a member you'll receive: a business listing in our online directory, the option to list your events, joint marketing opportunities, access to events and seminars, displaying your company brochures in our office and more.

Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce

We are a vibrant group of visionary business people dedicated to moving our local economy to a more prosperous plane. We encompass a diverse range of enterprises, from national and international corporations, to light and heavy industrial plants, small businesses of every stripe, mom-and-pop retailers and service providers, and “solopreneurs” working independently from home offices.

Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1930, the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit organization of individuals, business persons and entrepreneurs working together to accomplish much more than any one business could ever hope to achieve.

Seminole Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber has a full staff of Membership representatives to help guide and navigate you through operating and growing your business, and use the Chamber to make the most of your business opportunities.

St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Marketing and promotion are key benefits St. Petersburg Chamber members receive. We want to help St. Petersburg and beyond learn about you, your business and the great things you're doing in the community.

Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation

Tampa Bay BBIC was established as a nonprofit in 1987 to serve businesses owned and operated by African-American entrepreneurs, providing loans to a historically underserved market segment of the community, but now serves entrepreneurs of all ethnic backgrounds. The Tampa Bay BBIC also provides services to small business such as underwriting, analysis of business and personal financial statements, site visits, technical assistance – services that may not be cost effective for banks.

Tampa Bay Technology Forum

TBTF is a member driven catalyst for the growth of the local technology sector helping to promote corporate expansion, entrepreneurship and development of a skilled tech talent pool.

Optimizing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to optimizing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, Launching, and Growing stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

What do you need help with?

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more.

Florida Economic Development Council

Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.

Tampa Bay Partnership

The Tampa Bay Partnership is the eight-county regional organization that works with its partners to market the region nationally and internationally, to conduct regional research and to coordinate efforts to influence business and government issues that impact economic growth and development.

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