Empowering small businesses

Small businesses employ about half of all workers. When small businesses succeed, the entire community benefits. That’s why the Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges, provides free help to small businesses, no matter what stage of development they’re in. Part of a national network, the Maricopa SBDC is here for you, whether you’re a student with a cool product idea, or you’re a local entrepreneur looking to start or grow your business.

Launch a new business

Get help with evaluating your business idea, researching the market, writing a business plan, and more.

Grow an existing business

You’re ready to grow your business. Our no-cost consulting, training, and other services can help you succeed.

Enhance your knowledge

Our workshops and seminars provide practical, up-to-date information on a wide range of business topics.

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Professional services

Ready to take your business to the next level? Get where you want to go with the following services from the Maricopa Small Business Development Center:

Advising. Our experienced business advisors will provide you with valuable insight at no cost to you.

Training. Attend workshops and seminars focused on small business success. (Plus, most are free!)

Resources. Our library of articles, books, and other resources can help you grow your business.

Global Trade. Learn more about international trade, including global business management, trade finance, international logistics, international marketing, and legal and cultural issues.

Assistance with Applying for Federal Grants for Research and Development. Qualified Maricopa companies can get help applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards, which are competitive federal grant programs.