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B2B Project Marketplace

Connecting local businesses in Arizona to grow and expand, no matter the size. Whether you are a service provider with the ambition to grow your customer base or a service seeker with a growth project, the AERO program can help you make progress and expand your network.

Start a Business

The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network works to help launch, grow and sustain small businesses. We are Arizona’s largest most comprehensive and accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development.

Grow a Business

Most business owners do not possess all of these skills and must rely on others for help. Business growth and survival demands that a business move smoothly through several stages.AZSBDC Network Centers will work with you to perform a well-business ‘check-up’ that reviews your business goals, operating systems and procedures in key business areas.


AZPTAC is a statewide program that works with small business owners to help them realize the opportunities of government contracting. We do this by providing confidential, no cost, one-on-one counseling and resource assistance to the small business community throughout the State of Arizona.

Success Stories

Creative Hands Cuisine

2022 Success Awards Winner

Creative Hands Cuisine is a successful fine dining catering business. SBDC helped them acquire
1.1 million dollars in disaster relief to save their business during the COVID pandemic.

“We can wholeheartedly say, without the SBDC, we don’t know if we would still be in business
with the impact the pandemic had on our business.”

Farm A Go Go

2022 Success Awards Winner

Farm A Go Go is a gourmet food truck and catering service. SBDC helped them acquire a micro
loan to grow their business but when the COVID pandemic hit, SBDC helped with disaster relief
funding as well.

“They answered our calls in our greatest hour of need during the shut downs and continued to


2022 Success Awards Winner

ReSuture is a medical tech startup that builds a ‘portable simulated operating room’. SBDC
helped them acquire an SBIR Grant from the NSF to develop their technology.

“Working with the SBDC has been an absolute pleasure. They have been an excellent resource
for us as we grow our business in Arizona and were instrumental in helping us craft a strong
commercialization strategy.”

News & Updates

The AZSBDC Network provides free one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance by experienced Business Analysts with real-life ownership and management experience.

Group training and workshops focused on subjects of interest to small businesses and presented by SBDC staff and private sector professionals.

Rep. Schweikert Meets with Small Business Development Experts at Maricopa Community Colleges to Launch Small Business Week

Tempe, AZ – America’s SBDC Arizona Network (AZSBDC) kicked-off National Small Business Week (May 5 – 11) by hosting a small business roundtable with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert on Monday. The roundtable provided an opportunity for Rep. Schweikert to meet with business owners and AZSBDC team members to discuss the successes and challenges faced by small businesses in Arizona. “America’s SBDC …

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Nov 25, 2017: Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to celebrate and support small businesses in your community. If you are a small business owner, use the hashtags #shopsmall and #smallbizsat to join the online momentum. Visit THIS page, created by the Small Business Administration, for more ways to participate.

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