Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Why You Should Join The North Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce

Everybody has heard of "The Chamber Of Commerce" right? We all know it exists, yet we don't all necessarily know what it is, or what it is for. Yes, it's a business entity that connects other businesses together, but at least for me, that was the extent to which I'd looked into it.....until now......

In looking for great things to post on my blog that will help small business owners in Phoenix, I did a little tooling around checking out Chambers of Commerce in Arizona. While I'm sure every Chamber of Commerce has its benefits, this blog post is about The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. (NPCC)

The reasons for joining the Chamber of Commerce are fairly simple: It provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with business related perks and benefits you otherwise don't have. It's like joining a special club for small business owners, and it allows you to network with other business owners, and ultimately grow your business. Learn from like minded people, and get your business name out there among the movers and shakers in the North Phoenix business world.

The NPCC provides training workshops and other educational events for its members. The NPCC also prides itself on it's ability to provide its members with the following:

  • Providing Members with a technical edge – their own website within a website hosted by NPCC 
  • Health Benefits
  • Free Inclusion on our online Directory
  • Discounted Advertising on our website and in our Newsletter 
  • Discounts on other Member Services including – Identity Theft; Advertising; Marketing; Insurance; Storage 
 To learn more, check out their website here:

North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Phoenix SCORE Program Educates Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

The SCORE program in Phoenix, Arizona is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. 

SCORE has over 13,000 volunteers nationwide who offer confidential business counseling service at no charge. There are 364 Chapters throughout the U.S., and provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7.  

Click here for more information.

SCORE Phoenix Small Business Education

Free Phoenix Business Website - GYBO by Google

If there's one thing you do today, get your business online.

Google has set up a program to help small businesses set up their own website. It's part of huge promotion designed to get small businesses in all 50 states online with websites.

"Small businesses are vital to America's economic future; they comprise half the U.S. GDP and create two-thirds of all new jobs. About half of them currently do not have a website. By making it fast, easy, and free for any business to get online, we're hoping to change those numbers." (google)

What's even better, this program is 100% FREE! That's right, Google will help you set up your small business website for free. 

Get Your Phoenix Small Business Online with Google With this awesome free Google program, you will get:
  • business listing on Google
  • easy to build website
  • customized domain name
To learn more and to get started with Google's free website program click here.

Small Business Startup Help from City of Phoenix

Getting help starting up a small business can seem overwhelming. You have this great idea for a business but where do you start? If you live in Phoenix and want to start up a business, you are in luck. The city of Phoenix has a pretty great website, with a section devoted to business and a multitude of resources and programs to help with your business. 

You can find information about doing business with the city, grants and funding opportunities, business opportunities for small and disadvantaged enterprise businesses, and zoning and permits.  There’s even a guide to help businesses and residents understand the city’s development review process. 

 You will learn things like:
    Phoenix City View
  • get business license and tax information
  • find a site for your business
  • learn about the commercial development review process
  • view city ordinances and codes
  • find growth and expansion assistance programs
  • get options for financing your business
  • find hiring services in Phoenix
  • find certification and business opportunity workshops

To check it out and learn more, click here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Welcome to the Phoenix Biz blog! This blog is going to cover the Phoenix business scene, with a  particular emphasis on FREE training opportunities.  If you are starting a business in Phoenix, AZ, and/or already have a business, this blog will help you find amazing cool, fun free informative classes, trainings, and other learning opportunities to get your business going in Phoenix!

~ Robert Galvez