Community Resources

Links to various partner organization websites and other area resources helpful for businesses

Keep Saint Petersburg Local
Formed in 2012, this independent business alliance has a mission to support locally-owned, independent businesses by providing advocacy and education

LocalShops1
Educates shoppers to Buy Local; Organizer of the Cash Mob for retailers and provides support and advocacy to local businesses across the Tampa Bay region.

Tampa Bay Innovation Center
It fosters technology by nurturing early stage ventures as they grow and launch their products into the marketplace

Small Business Development Center
A free service through the University of South Florida (USF) that offers various resources to small business

Small Business Administration
A guide to managing business from start to finish, including SBA loan and Stimulus Plan programs

SCORE
Counselors to America’s Small Business funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Prospera
An economic development organization offering in free training and consulting, grants and access to capital.  Services are especially designed for Hispanic small business owners.

Homeless Leadership Board
Homeless support available through Pinellas County

Business Incentives
Information about tax credit, refund, rebate programs and other incentives that can save businesses money

St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Business and visitor information with membership benefits

Visit St. Petersburg/ CLW CVB
The CVB is the official tourism marketing and management organization for the St. Petersburg/CLW Area; charged with enhancing the county’s economy by increasing direct visitor expenditures and job development, training and retention in tourism

CareerSource Pinellas
An employee training, support, and recruitment service for business

Pinellas County “Entrepreneurs”
Training and support program for entrepreneurs through Pinellas County

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center
An extension of the FHTC (Florida High Tech Corridor), a database of 23 counties’ business support