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We are currently offering our bilingual small business support services in Santa Cruz, Cochise and Yuma through our programs with AZNavigator, Digital Retail Support Services for Santa Cruz County, and SBDC.

Spanish language Business Support 

Programs 

 
 

1. AZNavigator


 

A statewide small business and entrepreneurship assistance center

As one of ten community organizations serving as a spoke in the newly formed AZNavigator coalition, we will work together across Arizona to improve quality and access to no-cost business technical assistance on a variety of topics, depending on each enterprise’s individual needs, including coaching and training to build strong businesses, and delivering resources, certifications, and connections to support growth, inclusivity and resiliency.  
About the Spoke: Startup Unidos 
At Startup Unidos we continue to contribute to positive economic impact by establishing new businesses and increasing social capital. We’ve received commendation for supporting underserved communities and alleviating poverty at the state level by increasing entrepreneurial opportunities in Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Yuma counties. Our contributions are not only game-changing, but life-altering.

SU network working with partners is equipped on how to do business in Arizona; Business Organizations, Real Property, Financing Secured & Secured Transactions, Employment and Labor Laws, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Mexican Taxes, Exporting Products, Business Assistance in Market Research, Economic Overviews; Workforce, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Fishing, Industry, Export Manufacturing, Commerce, Tax Breaks, Highways and Communications routes, Tourism, Health Care 
    • Crossborder Service Offer
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    • Through the AZNavigator, Startup Unidos offers a variety of no-cost business support services including: 
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  • *Binational Youth Job Training / Internships
  • *Crossborder Talent Development
  • *Crossborder Relationship Development - (partnering similar organizations)
  • *Sustainable Talent Retention
  • *Transborder Spanish Language Business Assistance
Interested in our services? Keep reading to Sign up for 1:1 Technical Assistance in the section below!

For more information on the AZNavigator, including partners and additional

services, 

Please visit localfirstaz.com/aznavigator

 

 

2. Digital Retail Support Services for Santa Cruz County


 

-Design and implement business outreach and support, content development and marketing to businesses in Santa Cruz County

-Workshop Events 

-Coordination with SCC, Localight and schools

-Collaboration with a young professional in unfolding the efforts

-3 part program

 

 

3. Arizona Small Business Development Center


 

Overview

The AZSBDC is a statewide network that provides one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance by Business Advisors with business ownership and management experience to help people fast-track their plans and position their business for success. They also offer affordable workshops and seminars to help individuals gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed. We’re joining forces as the first outside consultants hired through SBDC for support with rural and border initiatives. The result is that the marginalized communities that have been impacted the most by the current economic crisis will have access to the resources they need to start up and stand out. Resources that are also in their language and culturally relevant, both crucial factors to the success of business owners getting their start.

 

Introduction

Imagine visiting a SBDC office for business advice and guidance but not being able to understand the business jargon as english isn’t your first language nor the language you do business in. SBDC centers are well-resourced and their business advisors are eager to point business owners and entrepreneurs in the right direction. You can go to them to avoid the pitfalls and to speed up the process of starting your business. However, this only works if they have resources that are culturally relevant and aligned with those seeking the support.

 

The AZ SBDC recognized that Startup Unidos thrives in supporting border businesses and four out of the ten SBDC centers are in border communities. With our “United we startup” attitude and ability to bring both public and private partnerships to the same table this collaboration was successful in translating all resources and tools into spanish with culturally relevant content.

 

How do we do this? Our approach is based on a social equity model: we put boots on the ground to ask the right, important questions so that the end user is put first. This is the fabric of how we operate at Startup Unidos. As a result, our relationship with SBDC has extended from one center to all ten.

 

Additionally, we’re collaborating on a Border Business virtual series that was developed by Startup Unidos in early 2020. This isn’t your average virtual series. We took our key findings from several interactions that spanned across community roundtable discussions, meetings with business leaders, and a thorough analysis to weave together each piece. This is where we thrive, when we’re able to unite all the moving parts that make up the whole. Can you say #unitedwestartup?

 

What’s next? We’re teaming up with the SBDC to double down on supporting businesses that fall under the CARES Act. We’ll be focusing on what we call the 4 R’s: Response, Recovery, Resilience, and Reinvention by delivering through Business Development and Discovery, Roundtables, Capacity Building, Trainings and Impact.

 

"SBDC and SU put light on the exciting times it is to be living and working on the border and drawing attention to entrepreneurial opportunities. I am looking forward to getting more involved and doing my part in keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive" -Eddie Othon

 

KEY PARTNERS

AZ SBDC
PCC SBDC
ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY

The Governor's Office (ARPA-Funded)
    • Recovery is an ambiguous and complex word and there’s no one answer to the diverse needs of Arizona’s small businesses. That’s why we’ve joined forces with Arizona community-led organizations serving all 15 counties across the state to launch the AZNavigator. The AZNavigator is a team of 10 organizations working together across Arizona to improve quality and access to small business support services. From startups to established businesses, the network of experts can help stabilize, reinvent, or scale
    • your company.

- Local First ARIZONA

Our goals for the next two years

over the Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Yuma counties

Entrepreneurs assisted 

226

Workshops

16

Hours Invested

565

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