Start Your Business In St. Petersburg

Steps To Starting

Step One

Use The Greenhouse’s Self-Assessment Tool to determine your readiness for business startup.

Step Two

Register & attend the following intro workshops at The Greenhouse:
“Introduction to Business Startup”
“Business Startup Basics”
“How to Research & Write Your Business Plan”
“How to Research & Plan for Your Business”
These core offerings will help you map out your approach to business startup.


The Greenhouse is St. Petersburg’s “front door” to business growth, providing business owners and entrepreneurs with the education, resources, and assistance necessary to thrive in the local economy. Comprised of an expert team from the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, they are committed to the economic development and business growth of St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay region. Utilizing a wide network of service partners, The Greenhouse opens the door to business success in our community. Come visit The Greenhouse in person or call 727-893-7146 to learn more about how they can assist your business in growing smarter.

Entrepreneurial Academy (EA)

The Entrepreneurial Academy® is a ten-week course that teaches existing and future entrepreneurs the essentials of owning a business.

Relocation Guide

Looking to move your business to the Sunshine City? Our Relocation Guide, ‘Burg Life will help your team and their families get acquainted with the area even before they arrive. Help us help you make your move easier!

Recent Corporate Relocations

Read about “Success Stories” on the Pinellas County Economic Development website.

Why St. Pete – Headlines

It’s no surprise that in 2014, The New York Times named St. Petersburg one of the Top 52 Place to Go. St. Pete is the perfect place to live, work and play.


In addition to the services offered by the St. Petersburg Greenhouse, here are some additional resources:

Check out the City of St. Pete’s Blue Chip database for great land parcels ready for development across the city.


Pinellas County Economic Development has a database of available properties for all types of businesses, from retail and office to manufacturing.


Check out the hottest real estate opportunities, current city requests for proposals and properties for sale.


The City of St. Pete has data resources including workforce statistics, demographic information and more.


The City of St. Pete’s new online Incentive Lookup Wizard is designed to inform businesses exactly which incentive programs they may be eligible for, by simply answering a few questions.