Why Open a Franchise in St. Petersburg?
If you are looking for a franchise opportunity in St. Petersburg, Florida, look no further than Nerds On Site! We are looking for someone hard working and ambitious to join us by opening our newest franchise in St. Petersburg!
St. Petersburg is an exciting city with a lot to offer a Nerds On Site franchise. Indeed, your St. Petersburg franchise will enjoy a strong and thriving economy and a vast network of business resources. Both of these things, unique to St. Petersburg, will help your technology services franchise grow and thrive.
If you are interested in investing in your future and your community, keep reading to learn more about Nerds On Site! Opening one of our franchises in St. Petersburg is a great business decision.
Strong Economic Conditions
St. Petersburg is a prime economy for a technology services franchise like Nerds On Site. The city is growing, expanding its downtown housing with over 700 units in 2015 alone.
Additionally, the city is getting younger, as a younger crowd moves there to enjoy the Florida life at a lower cost. With the expanding downtown and five institutions of higher educations, St. Petersburg is no longer the retirement city that it once was.
Graph caption: As you can see from these two graphs, St. Petersburg was once a city primarily inhabited by retirees. That has changed in recent decades, as more young people move there to enjoy the low cost of living and high rate of job growth.
Your St. Petersburg franchise will benefit from the shifting demographics. Indeed, in the last decade, St. Petersburg has been the anchor of the Florida High Tech Corridor, a system of high tech companies that work in Florida.
This High Tech Corridor is a powerhouse of technology firms in which your Nerds On Site franchise will fit nicely. An additional benefit of the high tech presence in St. Petersburg is the well-trained workforce that you will have at your disposal. The existing tech presence combined with the many colleges and universities in St. Petersburg will provide you with a well-qualified labor pool for your team of Nerds.
Because small businesses are such an important part of a successful economy, Florida and St. Petersburg have a myriad of resources and incentives for small business owners. In order to attract businesses to St. Petersburg, the city boasts:
- NO state personal income tax guaranteed by constitutional provision
- NO state-level property tax assessed
- NO property tax on business inventories
- NO sales/use tax on co-generation of electricity
These are only some of the tax breaks that owners of small businesses and franchises in Florida can enjoy.
In addition to tax incentives, St. Petersburg has a thriving small business resource center called the Greenhouse. The Greenhouse’s goal is to seed, grow, transplant, and nurture businesses in St. Petersburg.
Gardening puns aside, the Greenhouse is serious about attracting businesses and helping them open and operate. Your St. Petersburg franchise can utilize many of the resources available through the Greenhouse, including:
- One-on-one mentorship
- Advice on planning
- Training seminars and educational workshops
- Networking with other businesses in different fields
Your St. Petersburg franchise stands to gain immeasurably from the services that are available through the Greenhouse. You can utilize these services to improve your skills as a business owner, maximizing your business and improving your bottom line.
St. Petersburg has so much to offer a Nerds On Site franchise owner that this franchise opportunity surely won’t last long. If you are ready to invest in your career and your community, click this LINK and learn the first step required to open a Nerds On Site franchise in St. Petersburg.