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Understanding the federal paid sick time and family leave law - April 2, 2020

Presentation slides - pdf

COVID-19 update for Yavapai County businesses - April 3, 2020

Presentation slides - pdf

SBA COVID-19 Loan Information

Over the weekend of March 28-29, the SBA streamlined the Economic Injury Loan application process. There are no forms to upload at this time and no registration required. Simply visit the link below and fill out the various screens. The application process is totally online now and includes the option to request up to a $10,000 advance.

There is no obligation to repay this advance and there is no obligation to accept the EIDL should it be approved. You cannot access the advance any other way except to apply on line using the link below.  Every small business (fewer than 500 employees) and some small agriculture cooperatives, as well as private non-profit organizations may apply for the EIDL and the advance. We urge you to do so.

 If you previously applied for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan between March 16 and March 27, you MUST reapply at the link below to access the advance. 


eidl screen

COVID-19 Loans Synopsis

Senate - Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

US Chamber - Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist 

Paycheck Protection Program Frequently Asked Questions

Governor Ducey - List of Essential Businesses 

Register for help with Yavapai College SBDC

Resources for Non-Profits: Northern AZ Score  l  United Way of Yavapai County


SBDC Assistance:

Quad Cities area:  Jeri Denniston; or 928-771-4801

                              Karen Eads; or 928-771-4808

Verde Valley area: Ruth Ellen Elinski; or 928-649-4580


Business counseling topics for successful small business ownership include:

  • Accounting and Records
  • Access to Capital
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Business Start-Up/Acquisition
  • Business Liquidation/Sale
  • Cooperative Business Structures
  • Cyber Security
  • Financial Analysis/Cost Control
  • Government Procurement
  • International Trade Inventory Control
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Personnel Management
  • Social Media & Online Marketing
  • Website development
  • Woman or Minority Owned Business Advantages

We work with business owners through the challenges and obstacles that await and we have the tools to help you succeed.

Sign up with SBDC here and get access to a powerful network of business tools that extend throughout the federal, state, county and private sectors.

Get a Health Check-Up for Your Business

agreement logoThe Healthy Business Check-up helps you assess the general strengths and weaknesses of your business to connect you with the right resources at the right time. Created in partnership with the SBDC at the College and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.

It is not meant to predict the future of your business, but rather helps you think about your business objectively. Start your business health check now.

Upcoming SBDC Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Classes and WorkshopsOur workshops and seminars are designed for the busy entrepreneur! Most classes are held in the evening and condensed into single sessions. View upcoming classes and workshops.

SBDC Success Award Annual Winners

Sign up with SBDC here and get access to a powerful network of business tools that extend throughout the federal, state, county and private sectors.

Government Contracting

The AZSBDC proudly hosts the Arizona Procurement and Technical Assistance Program (AZPTAC). Connect with procurement specialists, who can prepare you to pursue government contracts and procurement opportunities.

Resource Library

Carefully selected titles address the needs of small business owners. Check out a book any time - or ask for a recommendation. We also have a great many online tools available to assist you in developing your business plan and managing your business.

Workshops, seminars, and Community Events

We invite guest lecturers, design classes, and partner with other community organizations to provide training, educational, and networking opportunities to Central Arizona entrepreneurs.

Opportunities for Veterans

We are your source for assistance in obtaining loans and other resources available to veteran entrepreneurs.

Benefit from our Partnerships

Our dynamic relationships with organizations, governmental, educational, and business entities, can provide you with valuable connections and resources.


Sign up with SBDC here and get access to a powerful network of business tools that extend throughout the federal, state, county and private sectors.