Finding Professional Partners
Choosing the right professional partners can make the difference between failure and success. Get recommendations and do research; make sure they are properly licensed. Don’t hesitate to ask a lot of questions to determine whether their expertise matches your needs. Agree upon costs up front and then build those into your financial plan. The following resources will provide referrals/listing of, and/or verify licensed professionals. (15)
Accountant: Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA), 602.252.4144 or Arizona toll free 888.237.0700
Internal Revenue Service: Tips for Choosing a Tax Return Preparer
Attorney: State Bar of Arizona, Within Maricopa County 602.252.4804 or Tucson area 520.623.9944 or Arizona toll free outside Maricopa County 866.482.9227
State Bar of Arizona: Frequently Asked Questions - I need an attorney. How can I find one?, For the Public: Find a Lawyer, Working with Lawyers, Concerns About Your Lawyer? Legal Help & Education
Maricopa County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service and Pima County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service were established to meet the legal needs of the community by offering low cost consultations with qualified local attorneys.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Business Guide, Manage your Business: Stay Legally Compliant