Business Mentors

Finding a mentor is an investment in your business. “When business owners are mentored 70 percent of their businesses live past five years, double the survival rate of non-mentored small businesses”.

The Pasco Enterprise Network (PEN) can help you find a business mentor.  The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is comprised of local volunteers, eager to provide free help to small businesses in Pasco.  SCORE can provide remote mentoring, face-to-face counseling or you can meet a SCORE mentor at a location that is convenient to you.

In addition, the SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubator offers match-making for its members and pairs entrepreneurs, based on their unique needs, to specific mentors.


Connect with the PEN Partners that can help you find a business mentor:

Pasco Economic Development Council 

Upcoming Events...

July 6, 2022
Pasco EDC Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Purpose:   The Pasco EDC Brown Bag Lunch & Learn is an open invitation to anyone interested in hearing more about the Pasco EDC and the programs and services we offer.  Bring your lunch and come and discover what your local Economic Development Council is charged with executing.


Time:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
No cost

Lunch & Learns will be provided Online until further notice.

Online via Zoom Meeting: (log in instructions will be e-mailed to registered participants 2 days prior to workshop)

If you do not have Zoom see download instructions HERE.  If you need more information about using Zoom visit their Help Center.

Register Now!

Location address:

Pasco EDC Headquarters, 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 101, Lutz, FL 33558
West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 US Highway 19, First Floor, New Port Richey, FL  34652
East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th Street, Dade City, FL  33525
SMARTstart Grove Entrepreneur Center, 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd, Ste 202, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544


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July 6, 2022
Building Your Business’ Bankability with Gilene Janvier - West Pasco

Speaker: Gilene Janvier, Suncoast Credit Union

Date & Time:  Wednesday, July 6, 2022 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Location: SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center
Registration: FREE

Learn strategies and what it takes to build business credit, take advantage of cash flow tools, and learn the ins and outs of business banking.

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July 7, 2022
What You Need to Know to Start a Business - SBDC

Date & Time:  Thursday,  July 7, 2022
                              (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Location: Online 
Registration: No Cost 

You've got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of licenses you'll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.

Register Now!


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