In 25 years of service, Prospera has generated $1.5 billion in total economic output and impacted more than 26,900 jobs across Florida. Prospera invests expertise and resources in existing and prospective Hispanic-owned businesses, empowering entrepreneurs through training, support, and resources so their business can grow and prosper. Prospera has offices in Florida’s central, south, and west coast regions, and also offers services in other areas of the state on a regular basis. Funded by corporate and government contributions, as well as funds raised through special events and contracts, it is able to offer all of its services at no charge to clients.
Left to Right Back Row: August Sanabria-President/CEO of Prospera along with West Coast team members, Fabia Yepez-Vice President, Claudia Johnson-Senior Business Development Consultant, Diana Teixeira-Business Development Consultant, Maitte Velez-Business Development Specialist, Leidys Gonzalez Customer Service Receptionist. Left to Right Front Row: Success Stories Luncheon Honorees were COS Janitorial owned by Oscar Pineda and his family, ISSA Rehab owned by Patricia de la Ossa and Guillermo Saavedra and Paola Beauty Boutique owned by Paola Cruz.
Dr. Cruz Maria Ceino, owner of Happy Kids Pediatric Dentistry
Prospera has partnerships with numerous key organizations to accomplish our mission of supporting Hispanic-owned small businesses in the Tampa Bay area, such as, Clearwater SPARK, Pinellas County Economic Development, Hillsborough County, and the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center.
BUSINESS SEMINARS | Presented in Spanish, orientations for startups and advanced workshops on topics that are vital for the success of a business.
BUSINESS CONSULTING | Ongoing and personalized guidance to identify opportunities and overcome challenges of the existing or prospective business.
BUSINESS GRANTS | Subcontracted professional services vetted and paid by Prospera.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL | Assistance throughout the process of obtaining traditional and micro-loans.
We strive to make a difference with our clients so that they can be better equipped for their small business endeavors with modern and innovative ways to develop their business model, start, grow and expand. Below are some clients that we have awarded at our Success Stories Luncheon for their prosperous small business successes. Success Stories Luncheon is a signature event that pays homage to several successful clients. With more than 500 attendees, this event brings together government, civic and business leaders to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit in the Hispanic community.
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Prospera Team: Augusto Sanabria-President/CEO, Claudia Johnson-Senior Business Development Consultant, Diana Teixeira-Business Development Consultant, and Fabian Yepez-Vice President of West Coast
Roberto Torres owner of Blind Tiger Café