The Start-Up Circle is Realize Bradenton’s free entrepreneurship program.

Business owners who complete the Start-Up Circle have demonstrated a dedication to business excellence with a focus on a meaningful contribution to the Bradenton community.

Al Horno

Al Horno (spanish for “baked”) is a baking business that specializes in artisanal handmade pastries and desserts. Operating since 2019, our products are offered to individuals, professional offices, companies, special events, and others.
Our values are a reflection of our business culture, where quality and service must be uncompromising.

Amanda Theiler – Realtor

I am a Florida native, born and raised in Bradenton. I clearly remember the excitement of buying my first home and still enjoy the satisfaction of creating my own space, and I want to help bring that to you. My mission is to give tailored real estate services to you with unwavering support, integrity, and knowledge


Apiphany Art Co

Fun polymer clay jewelry & trendy accessories/glassware with a y2k meets retro flare.


Asteria Sol Creations

At Asteria Sol Creations we specialize in handcrafted wood decor that is ethically sourced and locally made. Our most popular product is our propagation station but we offer a wide variety of products including charcuterie boards, bar decor and more.


Barkity Market

Healthy pet treats, toys and accessories.


Bradenton Acupuncture & Wellness

Bradenton Acupuncture and Wellness is the trusted acupuncture clinic in Bradenton, Florida. Our acupuncture therapy is effective in relieving body pain, improving mental health issues such as anxiety and stress, and helping treat acute and chronic clinical conditions holistically. Our goal is to help our patients achieve a better quality of life through our comprehensive healing treatments.

Bungee Manatee – Bradenton

We are now Open. Bungee Manatee is located at 4602 State Road 64 East Bradenton. As seen on Instagram, Bungee Fitness is a low-impact, high-intensity cardio routine that is so much fun. Check Vagaro for more information and our class schedule.

Dapper Bowtique

Dapper Bowtique® is an online accessory brand created by Travis Ray for the purpose of selling handcrafted bow ties and accessories to the dapper and chic individual.

Our brand is about embracing African culture and celebrating it with colors, prints and unique designs; while merging it with a classic flair.

The resulting outcome is “wearable art” handcrafted in the “Sunshine State.

Discover Bradenton

Discover Bradenton is the area’s #1 place to keep up with all the exciting things happening in The Friendly City. Visit our website, where you’ll find the area’s best event calendar, a business directory, a nonprofit directory, exciting blog posts, and more.

We also support small businesses in Manatee County by giving them a platform to reach a large local audience and promote all the great things they’re doing in our community. Memberships start at just $24 a month, and Startup Circle graduates receive a significant discount. Contact me to learn more!

Dixon’s Mobile Notary Services

At Dixon’s Mobile Notary Services, we bring the convenience of notarization to your doorstep. Our efficient and reliable team ensures that your important documents are notarized with precision and care. With a commitment to integrity and professionalism, we guarantee that your trust is our seal, making your notarization experience smooth and stress-free.

Flower and Flames LLC

Flower and Flames captures special life moments and expresses the beauty of life and nature together through original, pressed flower art. By preserving flowers from your special moments you will feel the connection to the event commemorated in your original art piece.

Gray Photography Art & Design LLC

We offer property, portrait, and event photography.

The Hat Theater Collective

The Hat Theater Collective is a collaborative theater ensemble based in Bradenton, Florida. Created by professional director, actor, teaching artist, and theatremaker, Danae DeShazer, The Hat is committed to producing innovative and inspirational experiences that empower audiences to explore the world with empathy.

The Hat Theater Collective produces live theatrical productions and experiences—with its inaugural production entitled “The Ballad of Old Manatee.” In collaboration with the Manatee Village Historical Commission, Inc., this immersive world premiere runs April and May 2023.

Happy Soul

We make vegan soul food and desserts.
We also make CBD edibles and our own CBD oil( LIFTED).

Healing Arts by Von Logo, Shovonne Townsend, Phone 313-587-2899, email, Instagram @healingartsbyvon, Art Heals

Healing Arts By Von

Healing Arts By Von is an art studio, an art gallery with open exhibition goals, and a safe space is for all ages to participate in. The sole purpose is to create a healing environment for anyone to come and create art while healing through the trauma of life. I offer art classes and workshops as well as healing arts activities. Contact me for more information.

Healing Arts By Von is an art studio, an art gallery with open exhibition goals, and a safe space is for all ages to participate in. The sole purpose is to create a healing environment for anyone to come and create art while healing through the trauma of life. I offer art classes and workshops as well as healing arts activities. Contact me for more information:

Heart Bloom Studios

An original music, arts and crafts business that donates a portion of sales to local non-profit animal rescue organizations


We grow fresh, local, herbicide and pesticide-free microgreens for Manatee and Sarasota counties. We offer home, work, and restaurant delivery.

We also offer garden consultation, design, and installation if you are interested in more of a traditional garden.

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Kinspoke +

Friendly City Foundation +

Friendly City Flea

Kinspoke is a creative floral agency based in Bradenton, Florida.

Grounded in the belief art and beauty are human rights and must be made accessible and celebrated by people regardless of background or income. We seek to create more beauty + belonging through creativity in the world for everyone who becomes a part of our Kin community.

From our pop-up bloom bars , large-scale floral installations, creative workshops, weddings and events, Kinspoke is changing the floral industry one bloom at a time.

Friendly City Foundation exists to cultivate business opportunities for makers, musicians, and creatives of the Bradenton/Sarasota area regardless of race, gender, age, socioeconomic, or ethnic background in an inclusive entrepreneurial network of like-minded friends and resources.

Knomi Kado

Knomi Kado is a boutique gift concierge service for women that delivers surprise gifts for all special occasions and holidays based on your profiles, preferences, and budget. Our headquarters is in Bradenton, FL, but we ship nationwide. Our mission is simple: to make women feel acknowledged. We achieve that mission by curating and personalizing each one of our gift selections. Unlike subscription box companies who ship overstock and purchase their inventory in bulk, Knomi Kado chooses to focus on your likes and dislikes, learn more about your personality, and match your current home and office décor to ensure we send you a gift that’s uniquely you.

MM Print Designs

You Think it ! I Ink it!

Graphic Design and Print Services for small to medium sized businesses.
Printing, Signs, Promotional Items, & Apparel.

My Goal is to help business owners that are working in their business with their printed marketing materials.

Let’s grow together.

Oasis Home Collective

Oasis Home Collective is in the business of beautiful living.  We are a boutique real estate + interior design company servicing clients locally and globally.  We are our client’s partner when it comes to home sales, purchases, and design.  OHC specializes in residential, investment, and commercial properties.  Our services can be utilized separately or combined for a more full-service experience.

Orange Blossom Coffee

Locally owned and operated coffee shop on Old Main Street. Serving great coffee, baked items, tea, kombucha, & matcha.

Sadgebrush Designs

Sadgebrush Designs is a luxury design studio committed to telling your personal love story through hand painted invitations and signage. Our designs illustrate commitment, passion and grace; values shared in the unity of marriage. We currently offer custom luxury invitations, day of paper goods, event signage and calligraphy.

Scott’s Exotic Plants

Scott’s Exotic Plants is a licensed retail plant nursery and shop that sells a variety of tropical and exotic plants. We also provide planterior design services and corporate gifts as well.

Our desire is to spread joy through plants and breathe life into your home and business.

Shy Chic Boutique

Shy Chic offers luxury wood florals and wedding planning! We work internationally and all are welcome.

Tea Tree Cafe

Tea Tree Cafe specializes in organic, sustainable and custom tea blends. Love is in our soil. Love for the planet and each person we serve. And of course a love of tea!