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Scottsdale Business Training and Technical Assistance Programs

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Small Business Group Training Restaurant Bootcamp Trainings One on One Technical Assistance

The City of Scottsdale has partnered with Local First to provide free business training and technical assistance to Scottsdale businesses.

The business training will be offered through a total of 14 unique webinars, eight online restaurant bootcamp sessions and 1:1 technical assistance from industry experts. All of these programs are available at no cost to any Scottsdale based businesses.

Small Business Group Training Webinars

Looking to build a new customer base through better identifying as a local business? Interested in the latest expertise on gaining digital attention through Google? Time to really grow your small business social media following? Through a wide variety of creative and innovative trainings, attend Scottsdale's small business digital webinars to learn from experts on how to grow revenue, pivot your business strategies, and build collaborations that work for your company to return stronger.

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Upcoming Training

Green Your Business and Save: Top Tools and Guidelines to Reduce Waste and Costly Expenditures

April 15, 2021

Going green as a business can be advantageous not only for the environment but from a business perspective for cost savings and marketing opportunities. Join this training to learn about simple changes you can make to better the environment, how to train your staff to do so, grow your customer base, and save on costs through the process long term.

Collaborations for Success: Building Relationships with Organizations, Community Partners, and Other Businesses to Set Your Business on the Track to Long Term Success

April 29, 2021

Working with like minded companies is a critical strategy for small businesses to set a path for long term success. Join this event to learn about specific ways you can partner with other businesses through building relationships to improve and grow your business.

Social Media in 2021

May 13, 2021

Social media is evolving every day. As a small business owner, you need to know what trends are occurring so you can best maximize your time on the platforms. Join this session to hear what's new through the first part of 2021 on social media, and what you need to know as a business.

Restaurant Bootcamp Trainings

It goes without saying that the food and beverage industry has been heavily impacted in the past year by the pandemic. Through a series of specialized group trainings and one-on-one assistance made available for restaurants, small F&B businesses have the opportunity to take advantage of knowledge from experts in the hospitality industry. Rethinking your menu design, learning from cutting edge restaurant redesigns to maximize space, and leveraging social media from a hospitality perspective are just some of the focuses the Restaurant Bootcamps will help your business navigate.

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Upcoming Training

Local Procurement recommendations, scalability and marketing opportunities

April 19, 2021

Sourcing from local businesses as a restaurant can at times seem difficult, but one things for sure - consumers continue to demand more local products in restaurants. Join this training to learn how to access the latest local products, ensure you can source them at a good price, and how to effectively market the use of them to consumers.

Hiring Great People for Restaurants

April 26, 2021

The ebb and flow of the economy can present issues in hiring efforts for restaurants. What are best practices and how can you attract the people you need to run your business? Join this session to ask questions and walk away with ideas you can implement to fill the roles you need.

Technical Assistance

Small businesses are navigating a wide variety of challenges returning to business from the Covid-19 pandemic. Recreating marketing plans to reach new customers, establishing safety protocols to build consumer confidence, and preparing financials for a reviving economy are just some of the assistance available to Scottsdale's small businesses. Complementary one on one assistance will be provided to small businesses needing assistance in marketing, strategic planning, accounting, human resources, and technology, and many other areas. Register your business to receive specialized assistance to set your business on a strong path forward.

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Small Business

The City of Scottsdale’s Economic Development Department is poised to meet the needs of the small business community by helping clients understand the entire process from start to finish. This is accomplished through early dialogue and interaction with staff whose main focus is working with new and existing Scottsdale Small Businesses.

Every small business is unique, so it is recommended that you discuss your project with Economic Development first to help navigate you through many city processes’. There are many advantages to contacting our Small Business professionals in order to ensure your business not only opens, but succeeds and expands in Scottsdale. Some of the advantages include:

  • Single point of contact
  • Tailored project schedule
  • Expedited timeline of services
  • Staff resources to achieve continued success