Business Advising

The Arizona Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provides no fee one-to-one confidential evaluation and guidance by experienced Business Advisors with real-life ownership and management experience.

Services offered by the Arizona SBDC Network

Business Start

Starting a new business is exciting, but it requires thoughtful planning to ensure you set up your business for long-term success. SBDC Advisors provide you with expertise and tools to inform your business planning. They can guide you through the required steps to set up your business in Arizona.

Sources of Capital

Our experts specialize in guidance to identify your funding needs, explore potential funding types and sources, and help you prepare your funding request. From crafting compelling pitches to connecting you with funding opportunities, we’re here to empower your financial journey.

Business Plan Development

Our dedicated advisors provide personalized support to help guide you as you craft a winning business plan. From market research and tools to financial projections, we’re here to turn your vision into a roadmap for success.

Financial Education

Arizona SBDC advisors provide financial education to help entrepreneurs more effectively manage business finances, understand cash flow, and implement methods to increase profitability.  Knowledge of basic finances is critical to small business sustainability and growth.

Marketing & Social Media Strategies

Our experts aid businesses with effective marketing and social media strategies through advising, workshops, and resources, boosting growth in today's competitive digital landscape.

International Trade and Export Assistance

SBDC offers export assistance through one-to-one counseling, export planning, market research, connections to international trade resources, and access to timely export training topics.

Government Contracting Support

Arizona APEX Accelerators provides government contracting support, guiding businesses through procurement processes, certifications, bidding strategies, and contract management for federal, state, and local opportunities.

Business Certification Assistance

Navigate the world of business certifications with confidence, supported mostly by our APEX advisors. From minority-owned to women-owned certifications, we'll help you unlock new opportunities.

Veterans Assistance

SBDC offers valuable assistance to veterans seeking to transition into entrepreneurship through programs like Boots to Business, providing tailored support, resources, and mentorship to empower them in their post-service journey. This dedicated support aims to elevate veteran entrepreneurship and foster success beyond military service.

Request In-Person and Virtual Advising

After selecting the county where your business is situated, you will be directed to a request for counseling form.

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