The Answers You Need
Small businesses' challenges are the same as big businesses, but with more ingenuity.
Your small business faces the same challenges as major corporations, yet you meet them with the ingenuity of doing it yourself with a small team. Financials, human resources, marketing, operations, sales—you’re supposed to be the one and only expert. Sometimes, solutions aren’t clear and some extra help could make all the difference in business. Getting help without breaking the budget needs to be a consideration.
The City of Phoenix has a variety of resources for small business resiliency. There are no costs to you when you use these services. Phoenix offers an array of help for basic business operations. There is a greater array. Phoenix helps your small business sell to the city or become part of major projects. TeamPHX is at your side going through city permit and inspection processes. The city can be your advocate right inside city hall. Below are a number of those solutions.
Personal Business Consultant
TeamPHX is your business' personal consultant.
“Mi casa es su casa.” Think of the TeamPHX as your team for operations support. Phoenix has in-house experts and connections with partner organizations to help businesses succeed. We work with you conﬁdentially, discreetly and at no cost to you.
TeamPHX@Phoenix.gov or call 602-262-5040 and ask for a TeamPHX member to tell you about the services the City of Phoenix delivers to help you ﬁnd solutions to your business challenges. There’s a world of resources waiting for you to tap.
Your offsite location for conﬁdential meetings, or for training or hiring workforce.
Phoenix Business & Workforce Development Center (BWDC) facilities in Downtown Phoenix as your training room, use the rooms for private consultation and meetings, and take advantage of our strategic planning facilities. BWDC connects you with the advisors you need when you need them. The assistance and guidance from BWDC and its partners come to you at no cost. It’s another reason why Phoenix is
Human Resource Support
Recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, training, retention.
The Business and Workforce Development Center delivers HR services to your door at no charge:
Helping you build your hiring strategy and ﬁnding hidden and qualiﬁed candidates is one part of the sourcing services for your business human resource efforts. Phoenix has qualiﬁed personnel to help screen candidates. Only the best hiring opportunities will knock on your door. There are many steps to developing a workforce meeting your needs: recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, training and retention. The Small Business Team can help you with each step of the way. It’s a service to which you’re entitled to being in the City of Phoenix.
The TeamPHX brings job candidates to you.
Set up in one of our regional job centers, or other City or partner facilities and let the Business & Workforce Development Center handles the details for a successful recruiting event—either a live event or a virtual event.
TeamPHX has experience in all facets from promotion to facility setup to cleaning up. Leverage the power of the
ARIZONA@WORK-Phoenix resources. We help attract qualiﬁed and interested candidates to the event. It’s based on your need—we can set up a solo event for your company and incorporate your hiring opportunities into a group recruiting event.
Small Business Workforce Training Improvement Program
ARPA Small Business Workforce Training Improvement Program is focused on providing grant funds to Phoenix-based organizations that help local employers train their workforce. If you have a small business training program or demonstration projects that benefit Phoenix entrepreneurs or the small business community, you may be eligible for our program. Organizations can apply for up to $250,000 to expand or enhance their offerings.
Program and/or demonstration project must operate in Phoenix.
Proof of concept must include:
History of proposed program and/or demonstration project
One-year proven success rate for program or equivalent experience in project industry
ARPA Small Business Workforce Training Improvement Program Application (PDF link)
If your organization is interested in applying for the grant, please fill out application above and email completed application to: email@example.com