Business Resources


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



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 |

Business Financing 

Small Business Association, AZ

602) 745-7200 |

Free Online Learning Courses

State of Arizona Business Resources

US Census - Resources & data for small business

Arizona Small Business Development Center

Networking & Meetups  

Business One Stop