Thinking of Starting a Small Business?

Tucson offers a tremendous amount of support for starting a small business.  We encourage you to take advantage of this! Pima County Public Library, the City of Tucson, the University of Arizona, Pima Community College’s Small Business Development Center, and many, many other organizations provide the opportunity and resources for you to get started and succeed. […]

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Move Your Business Idea Forward

Have you ever thought about starting a small business? You can be in the driver’s seat steering toward a rewarding career designed by you. Starting a business in Tucson leads to a better community by providing jobs and the money spent stays in the community. Local businesses also allow consumers to support their “neighbors” who […]

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The Benefits of Thanks

It is the season of thanks, gratitude, and appreciation. All are wonderful sentiments that many of us struggle with conveying appropriately at times, but at this time of year they loom large in our awareness. Gratitude has often been lauded as a cure for all that ails us. According to Greater Good out of Berkeley, there […]

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Selling to the government by winning government contracts

Based on a presentation by Jim Vickers, Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Program, Tucson office (AZPTAC), given Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Why should you market your products or services to government agencies?  It's the worlds largest customer, with over 2000 federal agencies. There's nothing they don't buy. The trick is to figure out who's buying what you […]

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Help for women & minorities in business

Pima County Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises The program provides opportunities for certified minority- and woman-owned businesses located in Pima County. Arizona Small, Minority & Women-Owned Businesses Information and Resources from the Arizona Department of Commerce. Also connect with Arizona certification programs for small, minority and women-owned businesses. SBA Online Women's Business CenterFinance, market research, […]

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Researching business statistics & demographics

American Factfinder Offers search options for creating custom tables based on geographic area and criteria. Arizona Economic Information and Research Arizona Commerce Authority provides demographics, business climate, community profiles and other key economic data. Arizona Workforce Informer Covers and local economy, population, and labor market information. Census Bureau Statistical reports covering business and the general […]

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International trade assistance and information

My business will be international, so where do I find help? Arizona's Export Assistance Center Arizona's U.S. Export Assistance Centers, a division of the United States Commercial Service, works with firms to build their exports by providing international business development counseling, organizing cost effective business development initiatives, sharing information on foreign markets, identifying international contacts, […]

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