Small Business Services (SBS) has a dual focus. First, to provide information on business licensing and statewide resources for every stage of business development, and second, to serve as an advocate by developing policies and programs addressing the needs of small businesses. Small Business Services works closely with small business owners, entrepreneurs, government officials, community leaders and business organizations. There is a focus on support and opportunities for Arizona’s small, minority-, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises.
RESPOND > PLAN > RETURN STRONGER
The Arizona Commerce Authority and Local First Arizona launched the Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective, providing virtual support to the state’s small business community. The Boot Camp, which is supported by a dynamic group of subject matter experts, offers business-focused content designed to help the community respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, plan for the future and return stronger than before. Online sessions are available at no-cost.
START, OPERATE AND GROW A BUSINESS IN ARIZONA
Our Checklist Program is a free, interactive resource center or “Go to Site” designed to guide start-up, growing, and out-of-state businesses to commonly requested licensing information. It also includes contact information to statewide resources and assistance to accelerate their business growth.
Develop Your Business contains information geared to assist the growth of Arizona’s small and medium-sized businesses. You will find relevant insights, tips and resources for developing and growing your business.