Small Business Resource Connection


The Small Business Resource Summit will take place on April 20, 4 – 7 p.m., at the Miami High School Gymnasium. This free event is brought to our region by the City of Globe, Town of Miami, Gila County, Southern Gila County Economic Development Corp. and Gila County IDA. Participating agencies will be on hand to talk to local business owners and provide information on available resources to assist owners through the Covid-19 recovery period.

Agencies include Local First Arizona, Rural Communities Assistance Corp., Southern Gila County EDC, Gila County IDA, EAC Small Business Development Center, Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Small Business Association and Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

For almost 50 years, the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) has been providing the tools, resources, connections and competitive intelligence to help Arizona small businesses prosper. Here are just a few of the things ASBA can offer you:

· Business-to-business networking to grow your relationships, increase revenue and discover new customers and partners

· Social media spotlights and opportunities to post blogs on the ASBA website as our way to highlight our members and their amazing businesses

· On-demand training through the Forge Ahead initiative; register for free at https://forgeahead.lpages.co/asba/.

The recent American Rescue Plan Act established a $28.6 billion national fund with the US Small Business Administration (SBA); program details have not yet been announced, but the ACA encourages restaurant owners to prepare now for when the application opens, including:

· Apply for DUNS Number

· Register at www.SAM.gov

· Have 2019 & 2020 financial statements ready

For assistance with any of these items, small business owners can call our local EAC Small Business Development Center Executive Director Kevin Peck at (928) 428-8590, email to [email protected], or www.azsbdc.net to request an appointment.

Have a question or need help now? Call the City of Globe Economic Development team, Linda Oddonetto at (928) 961-3382 or Melissa Steele at (928) 200-0836.

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