Starting a New Business

If you have a great idea and are thinking about starting a business, we suggest beginning by visiting with our ombudsman. Consultation is free and confidential. You’ll get some insight on your concept, and find out what information you’ll need to have before heading to the Small Business Development Center or the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Find out more about starting and operating your business by attending one or more of the business classes offered in the area. Many are low- or no-cost, and are taught by experts in their field.

Once your business is started, you may want to meet other like-minded business owners by joining local chambers of commerce or other business networking organizations.

Download the Sierra Vista Business Guide and start planning today! This free, 40-page guide is packed with things you need to know before hanging out your shingle.
The Cochise College Small Business Development Center is staffed with professional business counselors, analysts, and technology specialists who are dedicated to helping you succeed.
The U.S. Small Business Administration assists small businesses through loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other services.
Serving the greater Sierra Vista area, the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce promotes business and provides community leadership.
The Sierra Vista Hispanic Chamber of Commerce advocates for and provides services that help member businesses grow in the bilingual and bicultural region of the Arizona-Sonora border.
The City of Sierra Vista is partnering with Sun Corridor, Inc. to aid technology-based businesses to move to the next level through an innovative grant program for existing businesses located in the greater Sierra Vista area. Download the application.