Small Business Resources

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce provides business support services and acts as a conduit for business and business service providers. Look below for information regarding local, state and national small business support organizations.

Visit our other pages under the Economic Development and Divisions tabs for more information about how the Chamber helps local businesses.

Below is a list of useful resources for small businesses. Be sure to visit our Events page for upcoming small business education opportunities.

Arizona Commerce Authority

Provides small business services including online resource guides, checklists, information on business licensing, statewide resources, certification programs, commerce incentive programs and education programs.

Arizona Department of Revenue

Provides business tax description codes, tax bracket descriptions, step by step guides on how to license a new business in Arizona, file personal or business taxes, and a vehicle use tax calculator.

Arizona Small Business Association

Provides information on workshops for every stage of business growth, directories for the state of Arizona and local and statewide events. For a fee membership, business owners and entrepreneurs get to access educational, technological and B2B marketing opportunities and other resources that are not available to non-members.

Arizona Small Business Development Center Network

Provides one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance from accredited advisers with business ownership and management experience. AZSBDC also offers affordable seminars, workshops and training sessions to improve business growth. This network is an innovative partnership between ten of the state’s community college districts, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense.

BusinessFinancing.org

Provides unsecured loans and lines of credit with low interest rates and high approval amounts. With over twenty years of industry experience, they provide personal consulting and friendly guidance when starting a new business or borrowing to expand an existing one.

Coconino County Community Services Basic Business Empowerment

Offers Basic Business Empowerment Courses that train Coconino County residents to start and maintain a business. The CCCS partners with the SBDC for training facilitation and enhanced learning opportunities.

Coconino Small Business Development Center

A subset of the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network, CSBDC assists small businesses in Northern Arizona by providing counseling, Basic Business Empowerment Courses, startup resources and links to industry specific information. CSBDC offers confidential business counseling, training seminars and customized training.

Flagstaff Prospector

Provides demographic information for the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. Includes information on consumer expenditures, types of existing businesses and workforce statistics, as well as a search engine for commercial properties for sale or lease.

Internal Revenue Service- Small Business and Self Employed Tax Center

Provides resources taxpayers filing as self-employers or small businesses with assets under $10 million. This is a one stop assistance center for small businesses or self-employed entrepreneurs. It includes information on independent contractors, preparing and filing taxes, online learning workshops and the stages of owning a business. Helps with the basics on self-employment, filing requirements and reporting responsibilities for independent contractors.

Moonshot at Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology 

Formerly known as NACET, Moonshot is a small business assistance program founded to help entrepreneurs and startups succeed in Northern Arizona. Offers hands-on consulting to high-tech, science and renewable energy firms and provides office space at NACET.

Northern Arizona Human Resources Association

Northern Arizona Human Resource Association (NAHRA) is an affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest professional membership organization in HR Management. NAHRA provides opportunities for networking, information, professional development and continued support in HR.

Northern Arizona University Center for Business Outreach

Faculty and students from NAU’s W.A. Franke College of Business provide management development programs, consulting activities, publication of studies and professional participation in community organizations.

Service Corps of Retired Executives

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and fostering vibrant small business communities. SCORE partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and offers tools, workshops and mentoring from experts in 62 industries at low or no cost.

The United States Chamber Small Business Division

A branch of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Division was founded on the open exchange of information and ideas, while creating the opportunity for small businesses to speak with a unified voice. Offers free tools such as the Small Business Office Playbook and helps with selecting office space, keeping costs down and choosing the right suppliers.

U.S. Government Small Business

Provides information on how to start a business, sell to the federal government, file and pay taxes and other important information. Offers links to small business guides, business law, licensing and permits and tax and finance info.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Delivers millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, strategic planning and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Also provides government contracting opportunities, disaster assistance and the latest issue of The Small Business Advocate.

Financial Support

Certain companies located in Flagstaff may qualify for grant, tax credit, tax exempt or loan programs. Consult resources here:

Arizona State Incentives, Programs and Grants

From energy tax credits to enterprise zones, Arizona offers many incentives for businesses looking to relocate or expand in Flagstaff. Apply for incentives through a simple online process.

Employment Training

The Coconino County Career Center connects Coconino County businesses with skilled workers and alerts skilled workers of opportunities near them. Provides links about workforce data, employment opportunities and career services.

Debt.org Small Business Resources

Debt.org strives to give small businesses a wealth of information on a broad range of topics related to their financial well-being. Provides information on tax delays, pay roll and how to separate business and personal finances.