Respond Plan Return Stronger


The Arizona Commerce Authority and Local First Arizona supported by a dynamic group of community partners — have launched a statewide initiative to help Arizona’s small businesses respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, plan for the future and return stronger than before. Over the course of a few months, local business leaders and subject matter experts will provide real-time support and available resources across Arizona in live, virtual sessions to help small businesses return stronger than they entered.

Featured Webinar:

Techniques to Reduce Stress & Burnout

Did you know 84 percent of adults report feeling stressed and 52 percent report feeling burned out? In this session, Redwood Executive Coaching will teach you how to reduce your risk of burnout and improve your health and well-being. The workshop will cover overlooked signs of stress and burnout, strategies to reduce risk of burnout, and techniques to reduce stress.

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Low Budget & Guerilla Marketing Techniques

Do you have a tight marketing budget and find it challenging to promote your business? The good news is, there are plenty of ways for you to market yourself to your customers without spending any (or much) money. In this session, join Arizona Innovation Challenge 2020 awardee, Neon, as they explore marketing ideas that fit a wide range of budgets.

10/19/2021 | 9:00 AM
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Small Business PPP Loan Forgiveness

If your small business received a Paycheck Protection Program loan, don’t forget to apply for forgiveness. In this session, loan experts from Chicanos Por La Causa will walk through the Small Business Administration’s PPP forgiveness portal and help small business owners understand what they need to do to apply for PPP loan forgiveness.

10/21/2021 | 9:00 AM
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Accessing the Maricopa County Small Business Resilience Program

Join us for a special session on the Maricopa County Small Business Resilience Program hosted by Local First Arizona and Prestamos CDFI. This session will offer the latest updates on the program which is designed to help businesses by providing personalized assistance, training and webinars. Qualified businesses in Maricopa County may also receive growth loans up to $100,000 with one percent interest and a five-year term. Join us to learn more and how to apply.

10/20/2021 | 9:00 AM


Resource Collective
Additional state-wide resources available to equip small businesses return stronger.

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Return Stronger

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Webinars are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. for small businesses to learn strategies on how to navigate these unprecedented times and make important mentorship connections.

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