The Greenhouse St. Pete – Help for Startups


440 2nd Avenue N.
 St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

1 Million Cups

Do you  have an idea for a new business?   Bring it to  1 Million Cups,  a weekly one-hour  support program where local entrepreneurs  can meet and present their startup vision to a peer network.  Hosted by The Greenhouse  from 9 to 10 am  every Wednesday, 1MC gives you six minutes to present your idea,  followed by a question and answer forum.  The program is free; visit or call (727) 893-7767 for more information.


 The Greenhouse provides education, business counseling, networking opportunities, and other  assistance to local entrepreneurs who are starting or wish to grow a business in St. Petersburg.  The effort is comprised of an expert team from the City of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, along with a wide network of partners.  The program is committed to the economic growth and development of St. Petersburg’s economy and many programs are free or low-cost.

Upcoming events
Feb. 7 and Mar 7 – Intro to Business Startup
Feb. 7 Entrepreneurship 101: Opportunities in Franchising
Feb. 8 and Mar 20  How the City Buys
Feb. 13 Legal Structures
Feb. 15 Tax Year Realities for 2017 and Plans for Tax Year 2018
Feb. 15 Pricing for Profit
Feb. 20 and Mar 22 Business Startup Basics
Feb. 21 and Mar 14 How to Research and Write Your Business Plan
Feb. 21 Setting Up Your Financial System – Bookkeeping, Compliance and Analysis
Feb. 22 Employee vs. Independent Contractor
Feb. 27 Intro to the Cooperative Business Model
Feb. 27 City Services & Incentives
Feb. 28 Website Marketing
Mar 1 Intro to Business Taxes
Mar 6 Disaster Preparedness/Recovery for Small Business Owners
Mar 6 How to Apply for an SBA Loan
Mar 8 Estimating & Bidding
Mar 15 Grant Writing/Development/Research
Mar 15 10 Tips for Advertising Your Business
Mar 22 Raising Money Via Crowd Funding
Mar 28 Successful Grand Openings
Mar 29 Understanding Basic Financial Statements
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