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Business Training and Advice

Arizona is one of the most business-friendly places in the world.
No matter where you are in your personal development, Arizona is rich in resources to help you increase your business knowledge. Take classes and workshops, and get connected with business communities throughout the region.
If you're looking for financial resources, click here.

Arizona Microcredit Initiative

AMI offers workshops that cover all the business basics by utilizing the Business Model Canvas, a method which helps business owners visualize how different aspects of their business model interact. 


Workshops are interactive and allow participants to learn from other entrepreneurs in a collaborative environment.


Topics covered include:


Creating business models

Practical accounting

Financial projections


Social media and web development

How to pitch business plans

Community Investment Corporation

CIC offers two tools depending on what stage you are in business development: Lean Canvas, for early stage entrepreneurs still developing their ideas, and a Business Plan toolkit.


CIC also offers microloan and traditional business financing for amounts ranging from $500 to $100,000.

"The best investment you can make, is an investment in yourself... The more you learn, the more you'll earn."

Warren Buffett

Small Business Development Center of Cochise College

SBDC of Cochise College provides a host of free services including one-on-one counseling on business development, planning assistance, marketing, accounting, start-up, licensing, strategic planning, government procurement, technology development and identifying sources of capital.

They also have special initiatives in Veterans Assistance, Clean Technology and Government Contracting.

Fuerza Local Business Accelerator

The Fuerza Local Business Accelerator program is a six-month program designed to teach underserved micro-entrepreneurs important basics for financial literacy and business development.

Participants attend weekly classes on a variety of topics including marketing, business planning, cash flow management, and many more.


Successful graduates of the program will receive access to startup funding.

Startup Tucson

Startup Tucson provides a foundation business training series that focuses on building strong business models and linkages into Tucson's network of mentors and entrepreneurial support organizations. 


This series is a good fit for companies in the early to mid stages of development in a variety of fields including consumer products, software, services/consulting, technology, biosciences, creative, and food entrepreneurs.

Startup Tucson also has a catalogue of business training course available on demand.

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