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4th Annual Veteran’s Conference coming Oct 18

Get ready for the MAC SBDC for the 4th Annual Veterans’ Conference to be held on October 18. Special thanks to Retired Colonel Martha McSally singing the National Anthem, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and keynote speaker, Paul A. Smiley of Sonoran Technology, our sponsor US Bank and all the veterans and service providers attending.  Hear Testimonials from Veteran Business...

Weekday Business Planning Course being offered in November/December 2013

This 11-session program will meet every Tuesday & Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Although the primary focus is the development of a fully professional business plan, this course has been designed to address mistakes and issues leading to small business failures. Unlike other business training courses, MACs course helps businesses plan for the next steps, whether a start-up or an...

MAC SBDC Director Ellen Kirton : “There are times when ‘free’ advice can be priceless”

When I became director of the Microbusiness Advancement Center Small Business Development Center (MAC SBDC), I was amazed so few knew a “No Fee” one-on-one counseling service was available to business owners. Then I found out there was a school of thought that says, “If it’s free, how good can it be?” I can understand the reticence to...

MAC and Crowdfunding Turn Vision into Reality for Local Small Businesses in Tucson, AZ

In Tucson, Arizona, the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at the MicroBusiness Advancement Center (MAC) helps start-ups solidify their business plans through providing training and technical assistance and connecting entrepreneurs to resources they may not have realized existed. For Juliana Desmond and Olivia Darling, that meant providing a business planning course and helping them find funding to grow their businesses. Their stories are unique...

Arizona Entrepreneurship Gets National Attention …

The Arizona economy is on its way back and the AZSBDC is doing its share to create new businesses and jobs in every area of the state. We’d like to share some good information provided by one of our key resource partners, the Arizona Commerce Authority: Arizona is ranked as the number-one state for entrepreneurs. The 2012 Kauffman Index of...

The WOSB Advantage

  We are pleased to introduce the new training module, “The WOSB Advantage” A Guide to the Women Owned Small Business Program.  The training program is featured both in the Government Contracting Classroom and on the Women Owned Businesses webpage. The self-paced online module, which runs about 22 minutes, is designed to encourage and help women entrepreneurs take advantage of the new...