Clearwater Hopes to SPARK Business Success with New Program
Clearwater Business SPARK is designed to help grow businesses and help entrepreneurs in the greater Clearwater area.
CLEARWATER – This city has launched Clearwater Business SPARK, a network of resources provided by partners to support businesses and entrepreneurs in every stage of business.
The Clearwater Business SPARK network is made up of partners who are equipped to help identify and obtain resources needed to grow businesses and assist entrepreneurs in the greater Clearwater area. The partners in the network have the resources to assist in starting a business, expanding a business, networking, accessing funding and recommending hands-on tools to create a product.
“The creation of Clearwater Business SPARK begins a relationship between the city and its local partners that will ignite entrepreneurship and business development in greater Clearwater and enhance the city’s future and its business community,” Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos said.
Partners of Clearwater Business SPARK include the city of Clearwater’s Economic Development and Housing Department, Clearwater Public Library System, Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, Florida Small Business Development Center of Pinellas County and TAFFIE — Technical Arts Facility for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The partners in the network provide a comprehensive mix of programs and services that include business coaching, collaboration opportunities, educational programs, training, access to financing, incubator services, meeting and training spaces, makerspaces, online research databases, site selection, permitting assistance, guidance in international business markets and workforce development.
For information about Clearwater Business SPARK, go to ClearwaterBusinessSpark.com or contact Audra Aja, program coordinator, at (727) 443-0217 or email her at info@ClearwaterBusinessSpark.com. For information about the city of Clearwater, go to myclearwater.com.
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