SMALL BUSINESS WEEK: Celebrating Resilience and Renewal

Sept. 13 - 17

About National Small Business Week

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before.

We are facing unique challenges together. However, American small businesses continue to play a central role in building a strong country, prepared for any obstacles in the future. Learn more

Small Business Week in St. Pete

In coordination with National Small Business Week, St. Petersburg will be hosting a local week to celebrate the resilient businesses that helps to make St. Pete SHINE! Locally owned businesses play a central role in creating a healthy community, are a tool for economic mobility, opportunity creation and expanding prosperity, and are among the best engines for job creation. The event will offer several business growth resources to small business owners, including webinars, video conferences, microgrant giveaways,  and more.

The Greenhouse, along with our partners, stands proudly with St. Pete Small Business. This week provides the opportunity to highlight the impacts of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners and small business champions around St. Petersburg.

          | More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business; they create about two out of everythree new jobs in the U.S. each year.

Schedule of Events

The Greenhouse will host events and activities powered by First Citrus Bank, Duke Energy and First Home Bank throughout the week to promote supporting local, including small business spotlights, metrics and stories of our resilient business owners and entrepreneurs.
We thank the Greenhouse Patrons for their support all year to expand programming and services, including Small Business Week.

9:00 AM – Mayor Rick Kriseman and St. Pete Chamber President CEO Chris Steinocher helps us to kick off Small Business Week celebrations with some major announcements. 
Facebook Live

6:00 PM – Entrepreneurial Academy Cohort Launch             

Thrive! Power Hour featuring Desiree Noisette, founder of Mermosa

Desiree was a featured keynote speaker who popped by The Greenhouse to discuss her five key strategies to help your business grow and thrive:
1) Define success & laser focus on it
2) Ignore the haters/find strategic partners
3) Know your worth
4) Expect Success
5) Celebrate your resiliency!

6:00 PM | Create Consistent Social Media Content and Engagement with Creator Studio (by Facebook)

In times like these, it’s more important than ever to provide consistent content and engagement for your customers.  And with Creator Studio by Facebook you can plan, schedule, analyze, and monetize your activities across Facebook Pages, Instagram accounts, and WhatsApp. 

Join us virtually from 6 – 7:30 PM for this invaluable social marketing workshop to help your business GROW! 
Presenter: Audra Carpenter with Zindo+Co

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9 AM – Founder’s Fireside featuring Clifton Fischer of Doggery Craft Ice and Rachel Carpenter of Intrinio

Join us for a live virtual event as we kick back and chat with two local business leaders, Rachel Carpenter and Clifton Fischer, who will be discussing their entrepreneurial journeys and all that they learned along the way. Joe Hamilton with St. Pete Catalyst will act as the event host and lead us through the chat.


1:30 PM – Proclamation + Presentation at City Council Meeting 
                       Tune in virtually or in-person @ City Hall!

3 – 4:30 PM – Join us @ The Greenhouse’s front steps for a pop-up celebration of St. Pete’s Small Business Resilience.  Vendors, giveaways, and more!

Address: 440 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


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