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Small Business 911 Program

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 what to do when things are going wrong and you need help

 Help for local small businesses who find themselves in trouble, such as

         Credit Issues � Inability to make payments on current debt, or inability to obtain credit for current needs;

         Sales downturns � lower volumes than historical, leading to reduced operating funds and/or profitability (losses);

         Inventory problems � too much of the wrong seasonal goods or slow moving inventory problems;

         HR problems and/or staffing concerns.

 We have a team of experts to help you �one-to-one� with your problem, to help analyze your situation and make recommendations.  The team will visit you at your business and perform an audit of operations, including basic planning issues, personnel policies, operations, inventory control, sales and marketing, advertising and promotion, bookkeeping and financial, and credit and cash flow.  The team will utilize functional �experts� to help put together recommendations that will lead to a plan of action to help you turn things around and get on the success track!

Program Overview 

The SMALL BUSINESS 911 program provides professional and technical assistance to businesses, which are having problems, and are in need of expertise to assess and plan a means of overcoming the problem and being successful in the long term.

Program scope:

Evaluate the effectiveness of the existing business systems / operations and recommend a comprehensive action plan

The comprehensive action plan will be designed to improve the





Of the business, which will create increased sales and the hiring of additional employees

Delivery of the program:

The program will be delivered by a team of professionals comprised of members of the SBDC counseling staff and other outside consultants

Steps include:

         Application to the program

         Initial assessment to determine scope

         Assessment of functional areas by team members

         Review and compilation of results of assessments

         Delivery of the comprehensive action plan to business

         Follow up for up to 2 years, including counseling or technical assistance if needed

 What is the next step?

Print out and complete an application.  Just return to your Chamber of Commerce or the Small Business Development Center.  Download a PDF file of the application by clicking on the link below

          Small Business 9-1-1 Application


This program is a partnership consisting of the following:



Special arrangements for the handicapped will be made if requested one week in advance.  Contact Mark Engle (928) 532-6170.  The SBDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  SBA�s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services.  SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis PUBLIC NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION: The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Director of Personnel, 103 First Avenue at Hopi Drive, Holbrook, Arizona 86025, 1.800.266.7845. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of Disability Resources and Access, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, Arizona 85901, 1.800.266.7845. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs






Added 11/7/2008 4:52:20 PM | T. Williams