The Greenhouse aims to understand how small businesses are dealing with the pandemic disruption and what the community can offer to help small business owners overcome the challenges they are currently facing.
We want to hear directly from our business owners about their challenges, pivots and plans to move through this period. Through a moderated discussion, we are looking to ascertain the current landscape directly from our community's small businesses. This information will be used to help us craft aid and additional services as we continue to move through this pandemic. Please join us for this important conversation.
Businesses with fewer than 500 employees account for 48% of American jobs and 43.5% of GDP (SBA, 2018). Yet while these smaller firms are an essential part of the U.S. economy, they’re often the most financially fragile, with little cash on hand or resources to buffer a financial shock. For these small businesses to come back after the pandemic, and once again serve as an engine of American innovation, they need assistance, aid and support.
St. Petersburg is the special place it is due to the vibrancy of our small business community - from our home based makers to our locally owned restaurants, to the brick and mortar professional services to growing tech companies and everything in between. While we know our community continues to be impacted by the pandemic, we want to do everything we can to ensure St. Pete continues to be special and a place where small business can start, grow and thrive.
You will be redirected to complete registration through Zoom in order to join the conversation live on 9/22/2020 at 6:30 PM
Dates to participate:
September 9, 2020 12:00 PM Register for this date
September 17, 2020 8:30 AM Register for this date
September 22, 2020 6:00 PM
October 1, 2020 6:00 PM Register for this date
Fee: No Cost