Mesa Launches New and Improved FREE Tools to Help Startups and Small Business Owners

~ The City of Mesa Office of Economic Development has recently updated two free resources to help small business owners in the area. The Mesa Business Resource Guide and are aimed at providing helpful information and insightful data for those looking to start a business in Mesa.

The Mesa Business Resource Guide is now exclusively online and provides a start-up checklist and steps for opening a physical location in the city. It covers 17 topics from business licensing and zoning to environmental codes, permitting, and workers' compensation, all with the goal of helping business owners avoid costly mistakes or potential fines. offers prospective and existing business owners competitive industry analysis through Mesa SizeUp, available properties on Mesa SiteSearch, demographic data, business groups, coworking space, and connections to other resources that can help businesses.

"Small business owners think big and want their dreams to become reality as quickly as possible," said Economic Development Director Jaye O'Donnell. "Our online Mesa Business Builder Resource Guide provides a road map to help entrepreneurs understand all the steps necessary to reach success."

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In addition to these two resources, the city also offers one-on-one customized consulting through the Mesa Business Builder (MBB) Small Business Assistance Program for those who have a current General Business License in Mesa with fewer than 25 full-time employees. Qualified businesses are paired with professional subject matter experts who can assist with developing a business plan, strategic growth plan, marketing strategy, website design, financial plan and more. This program is available until April 30th 2024 or until funds are exhausted for the program year.

"We are investing in our entrepreneurs and small businesses by offering consulting, training, and education to help them grow," said O'Donnell. "Mesa is committed to building a sustainable local economy for the future."

William Campos from Sophisticated Marketing Solutions turned to the MBB Small Business Assistance Program and Mesa HUUBN for assistance running his business which can be seen here: For more information on starting or growing your business in Mesa visit their FAQ page or contact Kelley Keffer at 480-644-6958 or email

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