Business Assistance Services

Check out the many business assistance services listed below to see how they might help you. In addition, for information on incubator programs, visit the Entrepreneurship and Incubator Programs section of our Checklist program. For information on accelerating the growth of your technology business, visit our Start Up web page.  

  • Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens' Aide: The office that Arizona citizens can turn to when they feel they have been treated unfairly by a state administrator, agency, department, board or commission, or have disputes with local government agencies regarding public access laws. The services of the Ombudsman are free and confidential. (23) 
  • ARIZONA@WORK: Statewide workforce development network that helps employers of all sizes and types recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their needs.(23) 
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB): An unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of trust. BBB reports on accredited and non-accredited businesses and provides free services to the public. BBB services include reliability reports on particular companies, mediation and arbitration for business oriented disputes, consumer "tips-on” brochures on ninety different subjects, reports on national charities, and news alerts on scams, frauds and schemes. (23)

    BBB - Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona, including the Phoenix metropolitan area. 602.264.1721 or toll free 877.291.6222 (from 520 and 928 area codes)
    BBB - Serving Southern Arizona 
  • Chambers of Commerce: Through chamber membership, businesses have access to a wide array of benefits which help strengthen their operations and open new markets. Contact your local chamber to learn more about their organization and the multitude of educational courses, events and benefit programs. Chamber contact information is available at the above web page. (23)
  • NativeEDGE : A business development portal that connects your business to buyers and contracting opportunities nationwide. connects you to support services provided through The National Center Teaming Alliance, Native American Business Enterprise Centers, American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, and the American Indian Global Trade Center. (23) 
  • Arizona Programs: Arizona has a number of state incentives, programs and grants that are administered through the Arizona Commerce Authority. These programs promote economic development opportunities and offer assistance to corporate newcomers, as well as growing Arizona companies. (23)