|What is the SBDC?|
The Central Arizona College Small Business Development Center recognizes the growing challenge in today’s economy for the small business owner to manage a profitable business. And believe it or not, a personal consultant is available to help you meet that challenge at no cost to you. Jointly funded by Central Arizona College and the Small Business Administration these resources are used to counsel and train business owners. The SBDC is a great example of your tax dollars at work.
Most people have the impression that the SBDC only provides services to the new business owners trying to weave through the maze of licenses, permits and business formation. But we have much more knowledge and experience to offer established and growing businesses with needs in areas such as general management, administration, financial planning and inventory controls.
One on one confidential counseling is available to all business owners. Some clients require just a few meetings to help work out a new marketing strategy, while others need a long-term commitment to assist them with more complicated issues such as budgeting or cash flow. The network of consultants available in this service area can offer expertise in all aspects of small business operations because we have the advantage of tapping into each other’s strengths to give our clients the best advice.
The SBDC offers training workshops and classes at the CAC campuses to help you keep up with technology or create your business plan. We offer a Well-Business Assessment to help you evaluate key areas of your business: management, operations, sales & marketing and financial. Once you have competed the assessment questionnaire, we will review the material and assist you in identifying problems and offer potential solutions.
How may we help you? Call the Central Arizona College SBDC at 520-494-6610, send an email or fill out a Request for Counseling form. A counselor will contact you shortly to schedule your first meeting. Your counselor will meet you at your business site or any convenient location.