Meet the SBDC Staff


Dan ShafferSBDC Acting Director, Dan Shaffer, is an experienced business analyst and effective coach for both new entrepreneurs and those with existing businesses.   He holds a masters degree in business management (MBA) from Arizona State University.

For more than 30 years, Dan has owned and managed a successful S-corporation involved in international product sourcing, contract manufacturing, economic development consulting, and Aviation English training.  Dan's clients have included major US corporations, municipalities, Indian nations, Arizona State University, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

Dan has taught small business management at Arizona State University and has personally prepared business plans and feasibility studies for his clients.  For nine years, while managing his own business, Dan worked half-time as a Faculty Research Associate for ASU's Morrison School of Agribusiness, now part of the W. P. Carey School of Business.

 Maria S. Rojas, SBDC Program Assistant 520-494-6610.


Our counseling sessions are provided at no cost to you and are strictly confidential!

Our counseling sessions are one-on-one and are available to those who are currently in business or those who wish to start a business.   Call the Central Arizona College SBDC at 520-494-6610, send an email or fill out a Request for Counseling form today to schedule an appointment with a counselor.


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