Who We Are
Meet the Arizona SBDC Network…
We’re Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. We have been opening doors to opportunity in Arizona since 1988.
Our Team is Your Team…and There’s Nothing Small About It
The AZSBDC Network is an innovative partnership between the state’s community college districts, the Microbusiness Advancement Center in Tucson and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We are fully accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers, a national system that connects 63 SBDC networks across the country.
The AZSBDC Network has 26 locations across the state, including regional Centers in Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Kingman, Phoenix, Prescott, Show Low, Sierra Vista, Thatcher, Tucson and Yuma. See our Location Map to find the AZSBDC location that is nearest to you.
We provide one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance by counselors with real-life business ownership and management experience to help you fast-track your plans for startup and growth. We also offer affordable workshops and seminars that can help you can the knowledge and skills that you need to succeed.
We’re also the host of the Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (AZPTAC) – Arizona’s first statewide procurement assistance program. Learn more about AZPTAC here.
Watch Video Interviews with the 2011 Success Awards Winners and other honored guests HERE.
Independent research suggests that the Arizona SBDC Network makes an important economic contribution to the economic development of the state of Arizona; that it is both effective and efficient in the discharge of its mission; and that businesses which utilize SBDC services tend to realize greater sales increases and create more jobs than Arizona businesses in general.*
In the past year alone, AZSBDC Centers:
- Counseled more than 3,100 clients;
- Helped start 352 businesses;
- Created or retained 1,741 jobs;
- Helped clients increase sales by more than $54.2 million;
- Helped clients create over $38.6 million in new capital. **
* Source: Economic Impact Study of Small Business Development Counseling Activities in Arizona, 2008-2009; James J. Chrisman, Ph.D.
** Source: 2012 AZSBDC Center reporting data.
Every dollar spent on the AZSBDC Network in 2012 enabled an Arizona small business client to increase his or her sales by $11.00. Every dollar spent on the AZSBDC Network in 2012 also enabled an Arizona small business client to access $7.59 in new capital. Read the full economic impact recap here: AZSBDC 2012 Economic Impact.