ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Saint Petersburg Pier is welcoming some new companies to its model new retail area. It’s all a part of an initiative to offer small enterprise homeowners publicity and have the companies on the pier be a mirrored image of the neighborhood round it.
What You Want To Know
- 9 Black feminine enterprise homeowners are a part of St. Pete’s new fairness initiative
- St. Pete Pier now has a Black feminine enterprise collective
- All 9 companies are run out of 1 sales space
- A celebration for the enterprise collective is being held Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m.
For enterprise homeowners like Tahisia Scantlaing, it’s a possibility she stated she might’ve by no means imagined would occur. She’s now operating two companies out from the pier district retail space. A type of companies is actual property. The opposite provides merchandise for canines.
“What we noticed was there was lots of people bringing their canines and there wasn’t anybody providing something to the pets. So I’m a canine lover, I’ve my very own canine at residence and his identify is Diesel so we considered creating Diesel canine attire,” Scantlaing stated.
Scantlaing’s enterprise and the companies of eight different Black feminine enterprise homeowners is a part of a brand new fairness initiative in St. Pete
“This was a collective began by 1Pier, One Group Plan, and the concept was to convey totally different entrepreneurs collectively and simply actually permit them to develop and increase their enterprise,” Scantlaing stated.
The brand new enterprise enterprise is historic for St. Pete’s Pier district to have 9 Black ladies with a enterprise collective.
All 9 companies are run out of 1 sales space with every shelf providing one thing totally different. And Esther Eugene helps to make sure it’s successful utilizing her all administrative options enterprise.
“I feel the fact is for the longest we now have not been represented on the pier previous to the revamping of the pier. It was many companies in there however we weren’t represented. And so with the brand new make up, the brand new plan, the brand new outlet it was vital that the entrepreneurs right here appear to be the town,” Eugene stated.
The One Pier initiative is aside of a bigger fairness initiative referred to as the One Community Plan with a ten 12 months purpose to enhance the monetary well being of African Individuals dwelling in St. Petersburg.
A celebration for the enterprise collective is that this Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. on the pier.