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What We Do• One-on-One confidential business counseling at no cost.• Customized training programs to meet needs of diverse of business owners• Provides a wide variety of research- based business information services
Who we are• Serves the needs of the small business community throughout Maricopa County• Central location with 7 satellite offices at various locations throughout the valley(Avondale, Glendale, Surprise, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler)• Emphasis on creating economic impact
Economic Impact 2011• 604 New Jobs• 154 retained jobs• 95 Startups• Loans totaling $6.3 million• 11 SBA Loans• Owner investment of $6.2 million• Total Capital acquisition of $19.2 million• Sales increases of $54.2 million• 97 Government Contracts totaling $8.2 million
Partners, Services and Programs• Provides training by offering a wide variety of workshops facilitated by either SBDC staff, expert guest speakers and partner organizations• Partners with a vast network of educational institutions, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce and other agencies• Provides research services accessing economic and statistical data, public/private financing opportunities and many other business services.
Clean Technology•Our Clean Technology Offers a six phase programto assist Arizona small businesses with cleantechnology ventures. The process begins with atechnology assessment and the development of anaction plan and continues through action planimplementation, marketing and the beta testingand actual production of clean tech products andservices.
Minority Diversity Program• Existing and aspiring woman and minority business owners, and/or Spanish speaking business owners in retail, wholesale, service, manufacturing, and/or construction that need comprehensive technical assistance.• Small and medium sized business owners and prospective owners of minority and/or woman-owned businesses to meet their needs in the development and implementation of programs.
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (LIFE)• HP Life is a unique program that uses real life examples of business problems, and shows how using technology can help solve those problems, and in turn help small businesses grow and succeed. This program features “hands on” use of computer station, provided through a donation by Hewlett- Packard Corporation, and focuses on the business problem rather than the software. HP LIFE workshops are Start-Up Lab and Small Business Academy.
Visit our Website www.maricopa-sbdc.com• Check out events, sign up for our free bi-monthly newsletter, sign up for counseling and much more!
Any Questions? Call us at (480) 784-0590 OR Visit our website atwww.maricopa-sbdc.com