Pasco Enterprise Network Partners
Pasco Enterprise Network is a collaborative effort of not-for profit agencies committed to ensuring the success of small businesses in Pasco County, Florida. Our PEN Partners provide consulting, counseling, education, and technical assistance in a variety of areas and subjects.
Career Source provides Pasco and Hernando area businesses with valuable HR services, time-saving hiring strategies and cost-effective training. Services include:
- Labor market information and research
- Recruiting and pre-screening of qualified employees
- Training assistance to upgrade employee skill levels
- Up-to-date tax credit and benefits data
- Business incentive and other program information
- Meeting facilities and job fair services
The Pasco County Library Systems offers a wealth of information to assist small business including a wide variety of market research tools, databases, trade journals and more to help you in preparing business and marketing plans.
The Zephyrhills Library offers a wealth of information to assist small business including a wide variety of market research tools, databases, trade journals and more to help you in preparing business and marketing plans.
The New Port Richey Library offers a wealth of information to assist small business including a wide variety of market research tools, databases, trade journals and more to help you in preparing business and marketing plans.
Pasco EDC works to attract and support businesses, create and retain jobs and generate a sustainable and diversified economy in Pasco County. Pasco EDC assists businesses with site location, identifying capital resources for retention, expansion and relocation, local permitting and regulatory assistance and liaison with local, state and federal agencies.
The Corporate Training department is home to professional development and targeted technical training. Courses from accounting for business to executive leadership are offered. Leadership and manufacturing training are rapidly becoming a large part of the training provided.
Saint Leo University’s Institute for Professional Development provides customized, web-based and instructor-led human resource development and training programs that support local and global business an industry needs.
Prospera (formerly the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida or HBIF) is an economic development, nonprofit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida.
SCORE is network of active and retired volunteer business leaders who provide expert advice to small business clients in need of help with start-up, expansion efforts or that is experiencing problems. SCORE counselors share their management and technical expertise to help identify problems and find solutions.
The SBDC delivers management and technical assistance to prospective and existing small business including guiding entrepreneurs through the steps of launching and running a business, providing consulting and training. Low cost and no-cost workshops and seminars are also available.
Chambers of Commerce
Chambers of Commerce provide opportunities for networking and cooperation among local business owners. Pasco County has six Chambers that serve the various geographical regions and business niches in Pasco County.