Business Resources

NEW BUSINESSES

Before opening your business, there are important local issues to consider. While the needs and circumstances of each business entity differ, the following items affect most businesses:

  • Verify that local zoning permits your type of business
  • Apply for any required permits and/or licenses
  • Understand how to pay sales tax (sign up at www.AZTAXES.GOV)
  • Obtain your Business License(s) - $40
  • Obtain your Certificate of Occupancy - $100
  • Review local signage rules for temporary and permanent signs
  • Understand the process to remodel, expand or change your business

 

LOCAL RESOURCES
DIGITAL RESOURCES

Town of Carefree Notary Service

Tue-Fri | 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm | $5 per stamp

Location: 8 Sundial Circle, Carefree

Free Advertising Tools

Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

480) 488-3381 | CarefreeCaveCreek.org

Business Financing

https://www.angellist.com

www.fundera.com 

Small Business Association, AZ

602) 745-7200 | SBA.gov

Free Online Learning Courses

www.coursera.org

www.udacity.com

www.edx.org

State of Arizona Business Resources

https://az.gov/business-resources

US Census - Resources & data for small business

https://www.census.gov/library/spotlights/small-business-week

Arizona Small Business Development Center

https://azsbdc.net/

Networking & Meetups

www.meetup.com/

www.eventbrite.com/

www.ncakey.org/arizona-chapter/  

Business One Stop

https://businessonestop.az.gov/resources