Useful Resources

Community Investment Corporation understands that operating your small business takes time, dedication and planning.

Whether you are starting out or already in operation, your small business will encounter various phases in its lifetime.  There are resources available to help you manage and expand your small business during these periods, such as: obtaining a business license, Federal Tax ID and choosing the appropriate business structure; conduct market research and competitive analysis to craft a business plan; financial management to develop projections; enlist in technical assistance training to develop a marketing campaign, expand your business or utilize the latest technology to gain a competitive advantage.  CIC works with a trusted network of organizations that provide such services to ensure your small business has access to the resources it needs to succeed during any phase.

Start-Up Phase

WBC is a network that provides business training, counseling, coaching, mentoring and other assistance geared towards women.

Provides general information and links for the following services: business license, business name registration, IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN), permits, etc.

SCORE, a volunteer organization made up of experienced business professionals, provides key services and counseling, both face-to-face and online, for entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

The VBOC Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring for eligible veterans considering starting a small business.

Growth and Expansion Phase

SBDCs offer existing and future entrepreneurs free one-on-one expert business counseling and low-cost training by qualified small business professionals.

Approves filing of articles of incorporation for Arizona businesses and articles of organization for limited liability companies.

(ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy who partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.

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