COVID-19 Business Recovery



Learn New Ways to Move Your Business Forward

This two–hour virtual workshop will help participants find the focus and clarity needed to shift mindsets and find a new way forward. During the workshop, participants will determine immediate next steps needed to stabilize, re-examine their ventures using the CO.STARTERS Canvas, strategize how to better solve customers’ changing needs, and learn how to adapt or refine their business models.




Startup Space App

SMARTstart Pasco is excited to provide a new tool - the Startup Space app - for Pasco County businesses to connect, communicate and collaborate with each other.

A connected community is a prosperous community.


Download the free app on iOS or Android and get connected today!


Available Resources:

  • Open Q&A with local entrepreneurs and experts
  • Access to our local entrepreneurial resource network 
  • Startup knowledge center
  • Job post and search
  • Live events
  • Local startup stories

Keep Businesses and Employees Safe

Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Accreditation

There is now a reimbursement grant program to cover fees associated with applying for and earning the GBAC STAR accredidation for infectious disease outbreak prevention, response and recovery. This Accreditation ensures that companies are trained on the techniques to properly disinfect and maintain their brick and mortar locations to create a “Safe. Smart.” environment for all upon reopening. 


Phase 3:  Went into effect September 25, 2020. 

This order supersedes and eliminates any and all restrictions of Executive Orders 20- 112, 20-123 and 20-139, as well as Executive Orders 20-192, 20-214 and 20-223, except as modified herein.  


Pasco County Executive Order Lifts Face Coverings Requirement

Pasco County Government is recommending the continued use of face coverings in most indoor public places where social distancing cannot be maintained; however, effective immediately, the county is issuing Executive Order 20-10, rescinding the previous Executive Order requiring face coverings. 



Business Resources for Re-Opening

  • Department of Health (DOH) recommends wearing face masks in public
  • COVID-19 prevention and protection DOH flyers for the workplace, download here
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
    • Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes
    • The EPA has also publicized a list of more than 300 approved disinfectant products for safely fighting against COVID-19


Need More Assistance?

Does your business have specific needs moving forward to REFOCUS from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

If you haven’t seen a resource that can help you on our RESOURCE page, email your questions and concerns.


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