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The Arizona Commerce Authority and Local First Arizona supported by a dynamic group of community partners — have launched a statewide initiative to help Arizona’s small businesses respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, plan for the future and return stronger than before. Over the course of a few months, local business leaders and subject matter experts will provide real-time support and available resources across Arizona in live, virtual sessions to help small businesses return stronger than they entered.

Featured Webinar:

Sales Strategies to Soar Through the 2021 Holiday Season

The holidays are either a boom or a challenge for sales professionals and business owners. While some businesses thrive as holiday spending and year-end planning drives sales, others face distractions and challenges reaching and closing prospects. The 2021 holidays are likely to be unlike any others. Make sure your sales “SOAR” through the holidays. This session will provide specific tactics and strategies to ensure you capture opportunities and overcome challenges through the holiday season. Join Sandler Training’s Mark Kirstein and Linc Miller as they unveil proven sales techniques for your success.

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Holiday Hacking

Most users are familiar with phishing and spam, but threats of you as an individual being victimized by cyber threat actors is very different from your business being targeted. In this session, we will cover three simple things every business can, and should, do to secure their business against cyber hackers before the upcoming holiday season. We will cut through the technical jargon and demonstrate the practical steps even the most non-technical person can take today to secure against cyber attackers before the important online holiday shopping season begins.

9/28/2021 | 9:00 AM
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Building Small Business Value – Strategies for a Successful Sale or Succession of Your Small Business

In the ever-changing business landscape, small business owners have to consider the long-term goals for their business and possible exit strategies. As a business owner, you need to know what value your business will have to a prospective buyer or successor, and the elements that add value to your business. In this session, Maricopa SBDC will provide an overview of the basics of planning your exit strategy and help you begin to identify potential gaps and opportunities that you can use to begin to put a plan in place. Topics will include exit strategy options, factors that impact the value of your business, when and how to plan for your exit, how to assess your gaps and opportunities and available resources to assist.

9/30/2021 | 12:00 PM


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Additional state-wide resources available to equip small businesses return stronger.

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Webinars are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. for small businesses to learn strategies on how to navigate these unprecedented times and make important mentorship connections.

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