The 1st Stop Business Connection is the easiest way to learn about starting a business in Ohio. So while Tampa Bay is hoping someday for next Mark Cuban – a rich guy who doesn’t seem to care as much about the bottom line as he does winning – the reality is, the best any city should hope for is more Jeff Viniks: owners who are shrewd enough to run their franchises as a loss leader, so they can advance their other business interests (real estate) while hopefully (most years) enjoying success on-the-field/ice/court as icing on the cake.
Entrepreneurs typically go into a field that excites them; get to be their own boss; have the ability to create the company culture they’d like; are in charge of their own destiny; and so on. But the flip-side to all of this is the very real possibility of failure (most start-ups don’t make it); the often-prohibitive cost of starting a business; the substantial time commitment; and the enormous responsibilities involved.
You could contact your local branch of the Swedish Jobs and Society Foundation (Nyföretagarcentrum ), who provide advice to new businesses and hold regular events around the country as well as Business Sweden that can help you connect with other companies.
The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) provides a 12-step guide to starting a business in Massachusetts, including details on business plans, choosing a location in Massachusetts, doing business as” certificates, financing, training, registering with the Commonwealth, and more.
In case you slept through the week of Tampa Bay sports business news, St. Pete voters gave the city overwhelming approval to work out a long-term deal with the Rowdies to renovate Al Lang stadium (supposedly with private funds, although many suspect annual public rent/maintenance subsidies ).