Respond Plan Return Stronger


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:

Techniques to Reduce Stress & Burnout

Did you know 84 percent of adults report feeling stressed and 52 percent report feeling burned out? In this session, Redwood Executive Coaching will teach you how to reduce your risk of burnout and improve your health and well-being. The workshop will cover overlooked signs of stress and burnout, strategies to reduce risk of burnout, and techniques to reduce stress.

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Leveraging the Power of AI in Entrepreneurship

In this session, we will hear from an Arizona entrepreneur on how she has built multiple successful businesses in the state (, a venture-backed AI startup and Ideas Collide, an award-winning marketing agency) all while completing her graduate studies, raising a young family and serving in the community. The secret to her accomplishments? Leveraging the power of technology and building great teams.

11/30/2021 | 9:00 AM
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Top 10 Digital Marketing Trends

Today's digital marketing is complex and can be overwhelming to the small business owner. In this session, digital marketing expert Giselle Aguiar from AZ Social Media Wiz addresses 10 trends that impact how entrepreneurs market their businesses online. Join us to learn how to promote your business using the latest trends in video marketing, search engine optimization, artificial intelligence, blogging, social media, analytics, content marketing and planning.

12/2/2021 | 9:00 AM


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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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