THE GREENHOUSE-ECKERD COLLEGE EXPERIENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Greenhouse-Eckerd Experience in Entrepreneurship is a collaboration of The Greenhouse and Eckerd College to support and sustain small businesses while also providing students with real-world small business experience.
What is the Experience?
For more than fifteen years, The Greenhouse has partnered with Eckerd College to support a uniquely modelled student volunteer program. The Greenhouse-Eckerd Experience in Entrepreneurship serves as a valuable “add on” feature to further extend the robust level of business assistance services accessible to St. Petersburg entrepreneurs. The project volunteer program offers students “real world” business experience, while supporting entrepreneurs with project assistants. An added feature of the program, includes the guidance and support of business mentors who work in collaboration with Greenhouse and Eckerd staff to navigate the success of the apprenticeship between the project volunteer and the business owner.
Past projects have included the development of marketing campaigns, social media marketing, website development, environmental initiatives, business outreach, surveys, creative work, grant writing assistance, grand openings, product launches, organizational and gallery assistance, to name a few.
If your business has participated in Greenhouse programming such as business workshops, counseling, or other training programs, you may qualify to participate in The Greenhouse-Eckerd Experience in Entrepreneurship to receive the project assistance (approximately 20 hours) of an Eckerd College student.
*Please note that at times of high demand, your request may be added to a wait list.
Are you looking for practical experience in the business world?
The Greenhouse-Eckerd Experience in Entrepreneurship provides “real world” business experience to students (project volunteers), while providing business support to entrepreneurs who access The Greenhouse services. Students can also use this opportunity to earn RSL Hours and extra credit.
Have questions? For more information, contact Tracey Smith at The Greenhouse, 727-893-7095.
Experience Case Study Highlights 2021
PROGRAM GOAL: To grow client base and increase revenue via digital marketing tactics
PROJECT VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: Reviewed and documented existing digital media for TET salon including website, Facebook and Search.
9 SESSIONS WITH CERTIFIED MENTOR ONGOING SUPPORT PROVIDED.
GREEN BOOK OF TAMPA BAY
PROGRAM GOAL: To assist the Green Book of Tampa Bay in creating a vendor list
PROJECT VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: Created the form for business owners considering joining the vendor list Contacting the businesses and asking them to complete an application to be included in the vendor list.
3 SESSIONS WITH CERTIFIED MENTOR ONGOING SUPPORT PROVIDED.