Solutions for small businesses.
Pinellas County is known for its entrepreneurial ecosystem and rich history of innovation. Located on West Florida’s Central Gulf Coast in Florida, in one of the best business climates in the nation, Pinellas entrepreneurs and small businesses have the freedom to innovate, grow and prosper. Startups and businesses can take advantage of the hands-on, personalized approach to business assistance offered in Pinellas County.
The Office of Small Business & Supplier Diversity delivers professional, high quality, education and assistance, economic opportunity, and access to capital to generate employment and economic growth for small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs as a partner with the Florida SBDC Network at Pinellas County. Additionally, the OSBSD is dedicated to enhancing the participation of small business in Pinellas County’s procurement opportunities. The OSBSD is responsible for the compliance of the Small Business Enterprise Program and provides support to certified businesses through business development and procurement advocacy programs, in cooperation with other departments and agencies.
How can we help your business grow?
From startup workshops to extensive resources of information, Florida SBDC at PCED has the tools your businesses needs to evaluate concepts and make decisions.
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Resources on permits in Pinellas County, licensing requirements, and business tax receipt information.
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Before disaster strikes, it’s important to know your risk, make a business continuity plan, and stay informed to protect your business in the event that a natural, man-made or biological hazard event occurs.
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Pinellas County offers customized assistance for export planning and can serve as a single point of contact for international business programs available at Federal, State and local levels.
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Looking for a commercial property to buy or lease for your business? Use our free commercial property & demographic data tool to research properties at your convenience, day or night.
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Pinellas County’s chambers of commerce are your resource for networking, advocacy, information, growth strategies and education.
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News & Success Stories
Stay updated on the latest industry news in Pinellas County.
Hydro-Dyne Engineering Overcomes Challenges and Continues Growth with Assistance from PCED
For more than a decade, Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) has worked closely with local manufacturer Hydro-Dyne Engineering to help the company sustain its continued growth and success in Pinellas Park, Florida. Continually fostering a relationship with the company, PCED staff members have over the years been able to quickly identify and recommend solutions to challenges Hydro-Dyne has faced.
Dumpster Business Thrives by Serving Small Businesses
When Kendal Lucas decided to start a new dumpster business, he accessed the expertise of the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) for guidance. Kurt Forster, Florida SBDC at PCED Center Manager, worked with Lucas to connect with a business forecaster, learn how best to acquire assets at a sustainable pace, and increase revenue by working with subcontractors. Moving forward, Lucas states that he is excited to continue using the Florida SBDC at PCED to gain more knowledge that will grow his business, especially with the Profit Mastery workshop and the guidance of Forster.
IMT Analytics Chooses Pinellas County, Florida for U.S. Expansion
Swiss biomedical testing device company IMT Analytics, Inc. has expanded its operations into the U.S with a new sales and service center in St. Petersburg, Florida. The area’s established Life Sciences & Medical Technologies industry base, excellent workforce potential, and readily accessible Tampa International Airport made the Pinellas County location an easy choice. IMT Managing Director Daniel Benz attests, “This is the perfect fit for us, and we are excited to launch our U.S. expansion in the city of St. Petersburg!”
The FSBDCN at Pinellas County Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. For disability accommodations please contact St. Petersburg College Security at (727) 791-2560 a minimum of five days in advance.
The FSBDCN at Pinellas County Economic Development is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.
State Designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.]
This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.