Small Business Development Center

America's SBDC

at Northland Pioneer College

Serving all of Navajo and Apache Counties

1001 W. Deuce of Clubs • Show Low, Arizona 85901
White Mountain Campus, Goldwater Building, Room 108
(928) 532-6170 • (800) 266-7845, ext. 6170 • Fax (928) 532-6171 •  E-mail

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HUBZone and Women-Owned

This in-depth workshop provides details about how to market your credentials and maximize your chance of winning contracts. We will discover the advantages of a HUBZone certification, how to enter into a joint venture with an existing HUBZone company, and how to maintain the certification. For women-owned businesses, we will explore the differences between economically disadvantaged women-owned businesses (EDWOSB) and women-owned small business (WOSB); the procedures for third party or self certification process; and the SBA eligibility examinations. After the workshop, you will have the opportunity to speak with the specialist one-on-one about your specific small business needs.

Monday, June 25, 2018 • 8 a.m. to Noon
at Northland Pioneer College AZSBDC Office

1001 W. Deuce of Clubs • Goldwater Center • Show Low, AZ 85901

Workshop Fee is $20

Register online or via Email • Phone: (928) 532-6170
Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center 

Speaker: Lori Haozous is the Assistant Program Manager with the Arizona PTAC. Over the past 12 years she has advised small businesses on various certification programs, procurement training, and teaming opportunities. Ms. Haozous has spoken at various conferences, such as the San Carlos Business Training and the annual Native American Development Conference. Prior to her current position, for seven years she worked at Native PTACs, assisting native businesses and tribal enterprises.

Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center (AZPTAC), which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications ofg the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.

Succession Planning for Business
Business For Sale

Ready to Sell Your Business?

Most small business owners have 80-90% of their financial assets tied up in their business. Yet only 30% or fewer are able to get their asking price or find a buyer when they are ready to sell. Why?

Many Lack an Exit Strategy

The SBDC at Northland Pioneer College wants to help you improve your success. Join us for a 4-hour workshop, facilitated by NPC SBDC Business Advisor Rich Chanick, on details you need to consider before you put your company up for sale.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 • 1 to 5 p.m.

at 1360 Neil Hansen Lane in Lakeside

Workshop Fee is $45 for up to 2 people

Register online or via Email • Phone: (928) 532-6170
Presenter and Facilitator Bio's

Ron Cates
Ron Cates

Materials from Ron Cates July 12, 2017
Presentation in Show Low

The press has called Ron a "digital marketing icon," the "grandfather of email marketing" and "social media pioneer." He has presented at high profile conferences all over the world, reaching more than 200,000 live audience members … AND HERE ARE SOME OF HIS MATERIALS FROM HIS SHOW LOW PRESENTATION!

PowerPoint Presentation (28.3 MB)  |  45-Minute Presentation (YouTube)
Step-by-Step Instructions for Setting Up a Business Facebook Page (YouTube)
How to Set Up a Facebook Ad, 2017 (You Tube 45-minutes)

Winslow's ASTA Roofing and Construction Wins 2017 Top Business Award | Read More


The SBDC at Northland Pioneer College is a GrowthWheel® certified center.
To learn more about this business planning program, watch this short 5-minute video,
then contact our office to arrange for a free consultation.

GrowthWheel for Entrepreneurs from GrowthWheel International Inc. on Vimeo.

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Growing a business? Thinking of starting one?

The Small Business Development Center is "education that means business."

We provide professional, one-on-one, business management advice, educational programs, and resource centers aimed at serving the diverse needs of entrepreneurs.

Since small businesses are so vital to Northeastern Arizona's economic growth and vitality, our goal is getting you the tools you need to be successful.

NO-COST and confidential Services offered at the NPC SBDC include:

  • Evaluating Your Business Idea
  • Business Plan & Marketing Strategy Assistance
  • Help with Bank Financing
  • Using Ratios to Keep Your Business Healthy
  • Annual Well-Biz Check-Ups
  • and so much more!

The NO-COST resources and training material on this web page are provided to help you explore your entrepreneurial spirit. When you've got your ideas together, give us a call or sign up to request counseling.

Sign up for NO-COST online business training from the Small Business Administration. The courses provide a comprehensive curriculum in small business management, financing and operations. These self-paced, noncredit, NO-COST online courses range in length from 1 to 3 hours.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Special arrangements for the handicapped will be made if requested one week in advance. Contact Tracy Mancuso at (928) 532-6170. The SBDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Northland Pioneer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Director of Human Resources, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ 86025, (928) 524-7471. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of Disability Resource and Access, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901, (800) 266-7845. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.