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How to Apply

 

Thank you for your interest in Business Connect. The application process is now closed. Additional Business Connect inquiries can be directed to businessconnect@tampabaylv.com




Eligibility

To qualify for Business Connect, each business must:

  • Be 51% owned by a minority, woman, veteran, or LGBT individual and be certified as one of the following: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
    • Women-Owned Business (WMBE)
    • Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)
  • Have a physical office and been in operation in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and/or Pasco County since January 2017
  • Provide a good or service requested by Business Connect (see Business Connect Categories)
  • Be the direct source of the goods and services you propose to sell
  • Be in good standing and eligible to do business with the State of Florida and Hillsborough, Pinellas, and/or Pasco County

Certification

Businesses must have proof of certification from one of the approved certifying agencies:

Business Connect Categories

 Audio Visual
 Barricades (Concrete)  Catering; Food & Beverage
 Cable Wire Contractors
 Carpet/Flooring
 Decorations
 Entertainment
 Equipment Rental (Heavy)
 Event Production
 Fencing
 Florists
 Field Turf
 Furniture
 General Contractors
 Generators
 Golf Carts
 Graphics  Hardware Supplies
 Janitorial
 Office Supplies
 Printing
 Port-O-Lets
 Scaffolding  Staffing (Hospitality)
 Security
 Staging
 Tenting  Trailers
 Transportation
 Temporary Housing
 Videography/Photography  Waste Removal
 White-Glove Service