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CITY OF TUCSON/BUSINESS LICENSE
City of Tucson/Business License guides you to obtain a business or an occupational license. Also provides tax information.
(520) 791-4566

CITY OF TUCSON/SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM (SBE)
The SBE Program is a certification program that offers yet another opportunity for small businesses in the Tucson Metropolitan Area to potentially do business with the City of Tucson. It is a program that fosters economic growth and serves to enhance business opportunities for local firms.
The SBE Program is a race and gender neutral program in that, SBE applicants may be representative of any and all ethnic and gender groups.
201 N. Stone, Third Floor North, Tucson, AZ 85726 (520) 791-4593

PIMA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Pima County Public Library offers Free Library Business Workshops, Sales Tax Seminars, and Local Business Events.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINE
520-837-4100
The City of Tucson is pleased to announce the addition of the Small Business Assistance Line to its portfolio of Economic Development Incentives and Assistance tools.  These tools have been created and implemented to support the growth of new and existing businesses, foster job creation, and strengthen our economic base.

This new tool has been created with a focus on our Small Business entrepreneurs, acknowledging their value in our community's economy, in order to strengthen their capability, survivability, and ultimate success.

The Small Business Assistance Line 837-4100 will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Assistance will be available in both English and Spanish.

Who should call?

Individuals who would like to start a new Small Business in Tucson
Current Small Business owners who are looking to expand in Tucson
Small Business owners who are relocating a business to Tucson
Current Small Business owners in Tucson who have questions or concerns with changes in City requirements or processes

 • SOUTHERN ARIZONA SCORE
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. Provide free, accurate, confidential and timely information to help you start, sustain and grow your business.
1400 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 505-3636

TUCSON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (THCC)
THCC advocates for and provides services to help member’s businesses to grow. THCC also assists small businesses with new micro loans program.
823 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 620-0005