Business Planning


Licensed to the City of Tucson by Steven Meckler

The business plan is an essential tool for fulfilling your dreams of owning and operating your business.  The links below will connect you with resources and organizations that can help you put together your business plan.



Startup Tucson is a nonprofit that supports entrepreneurs through events, education courses, a free membership program, one-to-one coaching, and mentoring. By joining the Startup Tucson community you will get access to low-cost, high-quality education and support to build strong business models. You will connect with the people and resources that you need to make your business thrive, whether you are simply working on an idea, ready to scale up your existing business, or seeking capital investment. Startup Tucson is a warm and welcoming "front door" to the innovation ecosystem in Tucson -- check out all of our programs and services at StartupTucson.com.


Pima County Public Library is home to the  Business Info Center.  The Center provides a special collection of over 1,000 print titles, electronic sources of information, and knowledgeable staff serving customers seeking information on small business, jobs and careers, and personal finance and investing.  Resources include business directories, business planning guides, newspaper and magazine databases, and recommended internet sites. The library has free WiFi and conference rooms are available for small group meetings or private study.

They are one of 27 Arizona Economic Development Centers (EDIC), a statewide effort to include public and community college libraries as key participants in state and local economic development because of their information resources and expertise.

The Business Info Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Call Infoline at 791-4010 for research assistance or to reserve a conference room.


The Women’s Business Center of Southern Arizona (WBC) is leveling the playing field for women, minority and immigrant entrepreneurs. The WBC provides comprehensive business and management training, one-on-one business counseling and wrap around professional and personal development services to equip individuals (especially those will low and middle incomes) with the confidence and tools they need to start and expand their businesses.

The AZSBDC Network is an innovative partnership between community colleges and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC is fully accredited by the America’s Small Business Development Centers. They provide one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance by counselors with real-life business ownership and management experience to help you fast-track your plans for startup and growth. They also offer affordable workshops and seminars that can help you can the knowledge and skills that you need to succeed.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.


Can't find the information you are looking for?  Contact the Economic Initiatives Team, email econdev@tucsonaz.gov, or call the Small Business Assistance Line at 520-837-4100.