Best Small Business Resources in the Yuma Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Arizona has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Yuma area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Arizona.

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Arizona Western College SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1351 South Redondo Center Dr., Suite 101
Yuma, AZ 85364
928-317-6151


San Luis Business Incubator

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Coworking
  • Networking

Description

The San Luis Business Incubator offers office space for light industrial businesses in the city of San Luis. Services include shared office equipment, management assistance, and access to financing and technical support. Rents are graduated, with the lowest rates offered during your first year of business, rising through subsequent years to market rates.

Restrictions

Businesses must be in the light industrial sector.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

415 North Industrial Ave., PO Box 1175
San Luis, AZ 85349
928-341-8584
dcastillo@cityofsanluis.org


Yuma County Library

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Research

Accepts Walks In

Description

The Yuma County Library offers the Coworking Oasis, a collaboration area with a conference table, monitor, and whiteboard. This space is free and open for public use, but cannot be reserved for a private function. The Yuma library also hosts entrepreneurship sessions in the Coworking Oasis, led by Arizona State University. Beyond the co-working space, the Yuma library offers research opportunities via access to several business-oriented databases and shelves of literature.

Restrictions

Some services may require a library membership.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364
928-782-1871


Yuma SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.