Whether you are currently a small business owner needing support or advice or if you’re contemplating starting a new small business, Yavapai College has plenty of resources to help you succeed. From planning to marketing, accounting and financial services, to personnel management and growth, we’re here to help. Take a look at some of the ways we can be of service to you.
The Yavapai College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free and confidential support to small business owners and entrepreneurs through counseling and training. In addition to counseling and training, the YC SBDC also provides opportunities including strategic performance retreats and seminars and workshops (fees may apply), many of which earn college credit.
A series of twelve, five-week courses will provide you with a broad understanding of entrepreneurship, management and leadership, and how combining these skills can help lead to success. Upon completion, you’ll earn a Small Business Entrepreneurship Certificate plus twelve college credits. To learn more or get started, visit the Small Business Entrepreneurship program page.
Do you have an effective business plan? Do you need better managerial skills? The Fast-Track Program might be for you. Is your accounting a little rusty? Are your customers more comfortable speaking in a different language? How familiar are you with the Internet as a means of doing business? If you could use a “refresher” in these or other areas, Yavapai College has classes and schedules to meet your needs.
Yavapai College has a significant pool of talented and enthusiastic students whose skills might be the perfect fit for your small business. Hiring student employees can be rewarding for both the student and your small business – you get low-cost, enthusiastic and flexible labor and the student gains valuable real-world experience. Internships may also be an option for qualifying businesses. For details on these opportunities, please visit our Student Employment or Student Internship websites.
From paper and pens to multi-ton air handling units, Yavapai College purchases a variety of products and services each year. You can learn how to do business with Yavapai College, complete an online vendor registration form, view available bids, or get general information applicable to vendors. All of this and more can be found at the College's Purchasing Department website.