No more trial and error! Develop a plan to market your business effectively and efficiently to the right customers all the time. Effective marketing will help you find more customers and increase revenue.
Meet Pinellas County department buyers, as well as purchasing agents from surrounding counties, at this free annual event. Learn how to grow your business by providing products and services needed by local government agencies.
Please Note: This event will be held at The Conference Center on St. Petersburg College’s Seminole Campus, 9200 113th Street North, Seminole, FL 33760
Was your Pinellas business impacted by Hurricane Hermine? Florida’s Emergency Bridge Loans and SBA Loans are Available
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened Business Recovery Centers (BRC) at The Florida SBDC at USF at Port Tampa Bay, 1101 Channelside Drive, #210, Tampa, Florida (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m) and the West Citrus Center, Citrus County, 1540 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 5.p.m). These centers can help businesses impacted by Hurricane Hermine.
Low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to help with business losses not covered by insurance. Information on SBA disaster loans may be obtained by calling (800) 659-2955 and (800) 877-8339 (TTY) or by going online. The Small Business Administration filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 28, 2016. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 28, 2017.
Florida businesses impacted by Hurricane Hermine may also apply for short-term, interest-free loans through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. The bridge loan program helps bridge the gap for small businesses between the time impact occurs and when other resources become available, including insurance claims or federal assistance. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2016. To complete an application by the Oct. 31 deadline, or for more information on the program, visit http://www.floridadisasterloan.org.