CAC’s How to Start a Business Tour making its stops around Pinal County

By Tom Di Camillo

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Central Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center is offering multiple opportunities for county residents to learn how to start or purchase a business this fall.

The Learning Seminar Series entitled How to Start or Buy a Business is held at public locations or at CAC centers and campuses throughout Pinal County.

“Starting a business can be relatively easy,” Jim Rhodes, the director of the SBDC, said. “Operating a profitable business can be extremely difficult. We encourage people to take advantage of this no-cost service before jumping into a new business. They best way to stay in business is to be prepared.”

Although there is no charge for the seminars, each program requires advance reservations.

Members of the community interested in attending a seminar should contact the SBDC by phone (520-494-6610) or e-mail ( to reserve a space in one of the seminars.

The following is a list of dates, times and locations for the Learning Seminar Series this fall:

Apache Junction Public Library
1177 North Idaho Road

• Aug. 14 (10 a.m. – Noon)
• Sept. 11 (10 a.m. – Noon)

Central Arizona College Corporate Center (Casa Grande)
540 N. Camino Mercado, Suite 1
(Located at Florence Blvd. exit on I-10)

• July 15 (6-8 p.m.)
• July 24 (10 a.m. – Noon)
• Aug. 12 (6-8 p.m.)
• Aug. 21 (10 a.m. – Noon)
• Sept. 9 (6-8 p.m.)
• Sept. 18 (10 a.m. – Noon)

Central Arizona College San Tan Center
The Shops @ Copper Basin, 2474 East Hunt Highway, Suite 100

• Aug. 4 (6-8 p.m.)
• Sept. 1 (6-8 p.m.)

Central Arizona College Superstition Mountain Campus
273 E. Old West Highway, Apache Junction, AZ

• Aug. 3 (6-8 p.m.)
• Sept. 21 (6-8 p.m.)

Mammoth Public Library
125 N. Clark St.

• Aug. 7 (1-3 p.m.)
• Sept. 11 (1-3 p.m.)

For additional times and locations in cities of Eloy and Maricopa, please contact the SBDC.

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