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ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY    

The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries. 

Arizona: Start Up

Small Business Checklist

  azcommerce.com
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ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION    

The Arizona Corporation Commission’s mission is to power Arizona’s future by ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable utility services.

10 Steps to Starting a Business

  azcc.gov
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 BIEN    BIEN (Building an International Economic Network) is a business-to-business e-platform to connect individual businesses across international boundaries. Businesses in Arizona, Mexico and Canada can directly connect with each other in order to partner and grow their businesses. By providing information about your products and services, other businesses can see what you offer and find ways to collaborate in mutually-beneficial partnerships.   connectbien.com
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 IRS    

The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

Checklist for Starting a Business

  irs.gov
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SOUTHWEST VALLEY 
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber of commerce serving the businesses in the cities of Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park, and Tolleson. The Chamber is the resource for business and residents. Whether someone wants to start a business or needs advice about their business, the Chamber is a starting place in pursuit of their professional goals.     southwestvalleychamber.org
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THE INNOVATIONHUB @ GOODYEARAZ
  Goodyear's InnovationHub is an inspiring space where inventors, problem solvers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses can collaborate, network, expand on their ideas and receive one-on-one mentoring.   goodyearaz.gov/innovationhub
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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)   Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
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Ten steps to start your business from the SBA

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Conduct market research

Market research will tell you if there’s an opportunity to turn your idea into a successful business. It’s a way to gather information about potential customers and businesses already operating in your area. Use that information to find a competitive advantage for your business.

   

STEP 1 

STEP 2

   

Write your business plan

Your business plan is the foundation of your business. It’s a road map for how to structure, run, and grow your new business. You’ll use it to convince people that working with you — or investing in your company — is a smart choice.

 

Fund your business

Your business plan will help you figure out how much money you’ll need to start your business. If you don’t have that amount on hand, you’ll need to either raise or borrow the capital. Fortunately, there are more ways than ever to find the capital you need.

   

STEP 3

 STEP 4

   

Pick your business location

Your business location is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Whether you’re setting up a brick-and-mortar business or launching an online store, the choices you make could affect your taxes, legal requirements, and revenue.

 

Choose a business structure

The legal structure you choose for your business will impact your business registration requirements, how much you pay in taxes, and your personal liability.

 

   

STEP 5

STEP 6

   

Choose your business name

It’s not easy to pick the perfect name. You’ll want one that reflects your brand and captures your spirit. You’ll also want to make sure your business name isn’t already being used by someone else.

Register your business

Once you’ve picked the perfect business name, it’s time to make it legal and protect your brand. If you’re doing business under a name different than your own, you’ll need to register with the federal government, and maybe your state government, too.

   

STEP 7

STEP 8

   

Get federal and state tax IDs

You’ll use your employer identification number (EIN) for important steps to start and grow your business, like opening a bank account and paying taxes. It’s like a social security number for your business. Some — but not all — states require you to get a tax ID as well.

Apply for licenses and permits

Keep your business running smoothly by staying legally compliant. The licenses and permits you need for your business will vary by industry, state, location, and other factors.

   

STEP 9

STEP 10

   

Open a business bank account

A small business checking account can help you handle legal, tax, and day-to-day issues. The good news is it’s easy to set one up if you have the right registrations and paperwork ready.

OPEN SHOP

Congratulations! It's time to cut the big ribbon. Your business is officially open.
Now, focus on managing and growing your business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.southwestvalleychamber.org/