I am thinking about starting a business in Arizona

There is no way to eliminate all the risks associated with starting a small business. However, you can improve your chances of success with good planning and preparation. In this section, you will find helpful resources and important factors to consider.

Additionally, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Business Guide: 10 Steps To Start Your Business covers steps related to planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. 

For information on business licensing, see I am ready to start my business in Arizona.


Business Resources
Arizona Entrepreneur's Edge (resource guide)
Seminars, Workshops, Webinars
Writing a Business Plan
Business, Market, Industry Research Resources
Invention, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (includes patents)
Protecting your Business (includes common scams, cybersecurity, keeping customers' data safe)
Finding Professional Partners
Business Counseling and Assistance Programs
Counseling and Assistance Organizations
Tribal Economic Development Services
Entrepreneurship and Incubator Programs
Federal Governmental Assistance Services
Business Assistance Services
Financing Options and Funding Sources
Loans and Loan Programs
Loan Resources
Funding Resources
Business Considerations
Buying an Existing Business
Business Structure (Ownership) Options
Researching Business Name Availability
Business Location Considerations
Business Licensing
Environmental Compliance
Music (includes music creators who write, compose or publish music and anyone who uses music in their business)
Business Taxes
OSHA Standards
Protecting your Business (includes common scams, cybersecurity, keeping customers' data safe)
Business Laws and Regulations

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