From startup workshops to extensive resources of information, Florida SBDC at PCED has the tools your businesses needs to evaluate concepts and make decisions.

Business plan assistance.

A business plan serves as your road map for the early years of your start-up and will guide you through every stage of starting and managing your business. It’s a way to think through the key elements of your business.

Business plans can help you get funding or bring on new business partners, and investors will want to feel confident they’ll see a return on their investment. Receive assistance with your start-up and business plan by attending a “How to Start a Business” workshop by registering for an appointment with a consultant from Florida SBDC at Pinellas County.

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Workshops & Seminars

Florida SBDC at Pinellas County offers many training events, both in-person and online, each year. These training events provide current and practical information on business topics ranging from business basics to more advanced management skills. Our training goes in-depth, ensuring that business owners and entrepreneurs are fully equipped with the insights they need to manage and grow a successful business.

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Consulting Expertise

Consultant expertise is focused on areas vital to accelerating business growth, including:

  • Strategic market research
  • Market expansion and revenue growth
  • Business and strategic plan development
  • Access to capital and loan packing assistance
  • Financial analysis and assessment
  • Accounting systems and financial literacy
  • Feasibility analysis and start-up assistance
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Start-up Checklist

Before you start your new business, check off your start-up to-do list to help you validate your concept and open for business.

Ready to Build Your Business Plan?

Learn how to write a business plan quickly and efficiently with a business plan template from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Connect with us.

Ready to speak with an expert about your start-up? Contact us for more information and stay connected with the latest news and updates.

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.]

America's SBDC Accredited Member

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