Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT
We are seeing business incubators pop up all around the Bay area.
Their mission is to help kick start new businesses that in turn, will create jobs. The City of New Port Richey is hoping for just that with its new facility, set to open on June 26.
With funding from both the city and county, the former post office building on Grand Boulevard has been transformed into office space to be run by SMARTstart, the organization with another business incubator up and running in Dade City.
SMARTstart is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs who are looking to get their business ideas off the ground. New Port Richey man Greg Smith has already been approved for space in the incubator.
His start up "Savealator, LLC" is a company that creates apps for managing inventory. Smith said he plans to take advantage of all the mentoring offered through the incubator, especially marketing strategies.
"It really gives you a great opportunity to have resources you can't have on your own or spend time looking for," Smith said. "So having that ability to do that and those resources available to you at all times really makes a difference."
If you're interested in kick starting your business at the new incubator, you can apply online at http://www.smartstartpasco.com/