November is Largo Small Business Month

Small businesses are essential to the fabric of Largo’s community – creating jobs, energizing the local economy, and supporting the community’s vibrancy with ingenuity, perseverance, and philanthropy. In recognition of these entrepreneurs, the City of Largo is encouraging residents, businesses, and visitors to recognize and support small businesses during the month of November, known as Largo Small Business Month. This special month was created by the City Commission to promote awareness of the impact local businesses have on the quality of life in Largo. This year's Small Business Month proclamation will be adopted as a ceremonial item on Tuesday, November 2 at the City Commission meeting. The following activities are planned in conjunction with this event:

  • Two Free Business Webinars:
    • “Financial Wellness Webinar: Tips for Your Small Business” is a free event hosted by Regions Bank that will take place on Fri. Nov. 19 at 9am via Zoom. Learn tips on how to start a healthy small business, operate it, and grow. Participants will learn how to gain confidence by talking about financing, budgeting, bookkeeping, cash flow, and P&L statements. Learn how to prepare what documents businesses will need to apply for a loan and learn how to build and maintain credit to build a lasting business legacy. Register today: Webinar Registration.
    • “Defining Your Brand to Attract Your Ideal Clientele” hosted by Paige Tucker, CEO of Be Your Best You, LLC is offered at no cost to registrants on Mon. Nov. 22 at 2pm via Zoom. Participants will learn to use the proper messaging to attract the ideal client. In this hour-long webinar, learn from an expert Brand Coach and Marketing Consultant about brand development, defining a business brand, identifying a target audience, and developing a brand strategy. Register today: Webinar Registration.
  • The City has enacted a month-long moratorium on the collection of temporary event fees. Businesses are encouraged to host sidewalk sales, tent sales, or other shopping-related events through the community during the busiest shopping month of the year. The $75 temporary event fee will not be charged, however, businesses must submit the temporary event permit application at least ten business days prior to the event for life safety review. Contact the Planner-on-Call desk at 727-587-6700 Ext. 7301 or email AskAPlanner@Largo.com for more information.

Largo Small Business Month supporters are encouraged to follow #LargoSmallBiz on the City’s Economic Development Facebook page and LinkedIn page to learn more about some of the small businesses that make Largo the Community of Choice in Tampa Bay.

For more information, visit Largo.com/Business, or email ecodev@largo.com.