Knowing Yourself
Are You Ready?

“The roads are paved with flat squirrels that could not make a decision.”

Being a business owner takes certain abilities. Understanding your personal strengths and weaknesses (yes, we all have them) is imperative to being successful in business. Learning how to identify those talents and qualities we possess, and those we need a little help with, will pay off in the long run.

The resources and support you can receive from the Pasco Enterprise Network will help you become the best business owner possible.

The SMARTstart CO.STARTERS  program, made available in the Tampa Bay area by the Pasco Economic Development Council, includes an easy self-assessment during the first week of the nine-week program .  This assessment helps the business owner understand what is needed to run an organization and where they fit in. 

No one said being a business owner would be easy, but we’re here to help guide you along the path. As you grow your business, we have the tools and resources you need to succeed. 

Pasco EDC has partnered with SCORE and the Chambers of Commerce throughout Pasco County to bring CO.STARTERS to locations throughout the county. 


Connect with the PEN Partners that offer CO.STARTERS or can help you determine if you are ready:

Pasco Economic Development CouncilCentral Pasco Chamber of CommerceGreater Dade City Chamber of CommerceGreater Wesley Chapel Chamber of CommerceGreater Zephyrhills Chamber of CommerceWest Pasco Chamber of CommercePasco-Hernando SCORE

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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