General Small Business Links
Arizona Department of Commerce’s Small Business Services Home Page offers free online tools for starting and operating small businesses.
The Small Business Development Center at Central Arizona College is a great resource for people who want to start a business and current business owners who want to develop their businesses. They also offer free counseling in person and at their E-Counseling Center.
The Southern Arizona Chapter of SCORE located in Tucson provides free face-to-face counseling by real-world professionals in Oro Valley, Tucson, and Marana.
The Business Toolbox from SCORE has templates for business plans and expense worksheets, podcasts, and quizzes to help you determine your business strengths and weaknesses.
The Business Info Center on Pima County Public Library’s website offers links and resources for starting a business and much more.
The Arizona Minority Business Enterprise Center offers a wide range of services to prospective and current minority business owners including financing, franchising, and marketing help.
Free Software Resources
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OpenOffice is a free word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation program suite. It is compatible with Microsoft Office.
ADempiere is a free suite of business tools.
Small Business Taxes
Business Basics is a four-page guide to taxes for Arizona businesses.
The online Tax Calendar has monthly tax reminders for small businesses and the self-employed.
The IRS has videos on a variety of small business tax issues.