Hello small business owners!
We have updated the website a little bit and made a few changes. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email Alaina.
Take a look at our calendar on the front page of our http://coconinosbdc.com website! We have updated our calendar of events to keep you up to date on what is happening at the SBDC.
We have some upcoming events that may be of interest including our Crowdfunding 101 talk that is being held on Tuesday, July 15 at 6pm. The event will be at NACET, 2225 North Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Hope to see you there!
Our friends at the Flagstaff Mall would like to encourage local entrepreneurs to look into starting businesses at the Mall. The mall is promoting a couple of low cost franchise operations that can be run out of mall "carts". One of the options is a jewelry cart and the other focuses on pet accessories. Details for each potential business are on the attached fliers. The mall is willing to offer competitive rates to people interested in these businesses.
Mall Contact Info:
Leasing Development Manager
Flagstaff Mall and Marketplace
4650 N Hwy 89|Flagstaff AZ 86004
Look out for an upcoming business plan competition that will be run by the SBDC and the Flagstaff Mall. Details soon!
Coconino County Community Services is running their Basic Business Empowerment Program again starting May 30th 2015. This is a great opportunity for any aspiring entrepreneur in the area to develop a business plan as part of a cohort group with classroom instruction. Modern business planning/training tools such as LivePlan and HP Life are used within the program.
The SBDC works very closely with the County on this program and counsels the graduates through the start-up process if they choose to start their business. We feel that this is an excellent part of the business support continuum that exists in Coconino County. The BBE program can be an entry point to work with the Coconino SBDC, the local Business Incubator (NACET) and the new business Accelerator coming on line this summer.
Check out the attached flyer or contact the county at 928-679-7458 or by email at BBE@Coconino.az.gov
Thanks the to the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce - our interview on the CHAMBER BUSINESS HOURS show that aired simultaneously on KAFF AM 930 and Flagstaff Country 93.5 FM on March 28th is on the Chamber website
We are excited to announce that the Coconino SBDC will be officially moving to the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET)!
We thank our previous host, Coconino Community College, for all of their support over the years. While we sadly bid them farewell, we look forward to the opportunities that being part of a business incubator will bring.
Read more in the State SBDC's Press Release.
Our friends from the Coconino County Community Services Department are running their excellent Basic Business Empowerment program again in January 2015. The program is geared to help aspiring entrepreneurs to develop a business feasibility plan in a supportive group setting.
The SBDC supports program participants while they are in the program working on their plan and after they graduate when they are launching their business. Please download the attached flyer for more information. Space is limited so don't delay signing up!
It is that time of year again when we ask our clients for the gift of data! If you are a client that we have been working with in 2014, you will soon be receiving an email with our 2014 Client Growth Assessment Form.
The purpose of this document is to record what impact our work together had on your business success. Your response to all of the surveys we send is critical so that we can continue to receive the funding that enables us to provide you with free consulting services.
We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out the attached form and sending it back to us via scanning or mail. We are also very glad to meet with you and fill it out together.
The links below are to the Client Growth Assessment Form and Instructions for filling out the form if you have questions.
Good news for those of you who are interested in a WordPress webpage! We've pushed the dates of our three-part series covering this ever popular platform.
All About WordPress- October 21st, 6:00 p.m.
Wordpress Design I - November 4th, 6:00 p.m.
WordPress Design II - November 18th, 6:00 p.m.
A steal at $100 for the whole series! Compare that to prices for similar workshops in the big city Northern Arizona!
Don't wait, registration closes Monday, October 20th and seats are extremely limited!
Discover the network of free resources at your fingertips when you partner with this nationwide small business consulting program! Join us on Wednesday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. for a free info session. Meet the Coconino SBDC team, ask questions, and find out how you can get us in your corner!
We'll be hosted by our partners in community economic development, NACET at their lovely Headquarters located at 2225 N. Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ.
See you there!