In Casa Grande, the success of small businesses is critical to sustained economic growth in the city. In order to obtain success, it is important that business owners have the right tools and are connected to key resources. The Arizona Small Business Development Center is committed to helping ensure small businesses have the right plans, equipment, budgeting skills and all the necessary information needed in order to succeed. As a part of Central Arizona College, the center is a vital part of business retention efforts here in Casa Grande.

Who they are
The AZSBDC Network is here to help launch, grow and sustain small businesses in Arizona. We are Arizona’s largest most comprehensive and accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development. The network consists of two teams – the Arizona Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), which provide tools, training and one-on-one business counseling, and the Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC), which help businesses seeking federal, state and local contracting opportunities.

The AZSBDC Network is a great investment! On average, for every dollar spent on the AZSBDC, an Arizona small business client increased sales by $18, accessed $14 in new capital and created or retained six jobs every working day.

What they do
The AZSBDC Network provides free one-on-one confidential evaluation, guidance and counseling by business analysts with real-life business ownership and management experience. We are here to help you fast-track your business plans for success.

For more articles like this, be sure to check out the entire “Casa Grande: A Growing Horizon” special section in the Fall 2017 Golden Corridor LIVING Magazine!