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Red Heritage

Emerging from the Ashes

Red Heritage is a dinner theater, showcasing several vibrant styles of powwow dancing, featuring World Class Hoop Dancers. Red Heritage brings tradition and culture into the spotlight through engaging storytelling and lively performances of song and dance.

"The SBDC resources allowed us to learn the language of business to bring our dream to life. We greatly appreciate Cindy’s advocacy and support for our business. Ahéhee’, thank you.”

Bear & Dragon

From Food Truck to Restaurant and Book Store - A Business Expansion

Amanda and Chris, a husband-wife team, owned and operated a food truck/horse trailer from a rented lot in downtown Prescott. The husband-wife team self-funded with their personal savings and converted a horse trailer into a food truck. They soon began selling coffee then graduated to sandwiches, Paninis, and salads.

"When it came to the loan process, we couldn’t have done it nearly as well without your help and support. We are so thankful for all you do for us and our community! Knowing you and the SBDC Team are behind us means so much!"

Wicked Treats

Life is too short to skip dessert, eat the darn cookie

Kali Martinez, owner of Wicked Little Treats LLC, specializes in hand-crafted desserts made with non-perishable ingredients.

“The SBDC gave me the help I needed to get started with licensing, tax overview, local resources, and further education to fit my goals. It’s been a crazy year, and I couldn’t have figured all this out on my own."


Do you have a business idea but need help turning your dream into a reality? The Arizona Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network will guide you from a business idea to a startup and will help you grow your new business to success. The Arizona SBDC Network provides one-to-one advice and resources to help you each step of the way. Your success is our success!


Do you need access to capital resources to take your business to the next level? Our Business Advisors help guide you to identify your funding needs, explore funding options, and provide guidance as you prepare your funding request. We have tools to assist with financial projections and industry reports to inform your business planning.


Do you need assistance to keep your business thriving? With tailored support and resources, the Arizona SBDC Network is here to help you navigate challenges and seize opportunities for long-term success. Let’s build a resilient future for your business! Together, we can create innovative strategies that foster growth and sustainability for your business!

Arizona APEX Accelerator

The Arizona APEX Accelerator (formerly Arizona PTAC) works with small business owners to help them realize the opportunities in government contracting. They do this by providing confidential, no fee, one-to-one advising to small businesses throughout the State of Arizona.

Arizona SBDC Network’s Economic Impact in 2023

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Total Capital Infusion
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New Business Starts
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Total Clients Advised
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Jobs Created
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