Business Resources

Whether you are a new business or an exisiting business, there are important local issues to consider. While the needs and circumstances of each business entity differ, the following items are required of most businesses:

  • Commercial Tenant Improvement Standards
  • Verify that local zoning permits your type of business
  • Apply for any required permits and/or licenses
  • Understand how to pay sales tax (sign up at
  • Obtain your Business Licenses(s) - $40
  • Obtain your Certificate of Occupancy - $100
  • Review local signage rules for temporary and permanent signs
  • Understand the process to remodel, expand or change your business.



Town of Carefree Notary Service

Tue-Fri | 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm | $5 per stamp

Location: 8 Sundial Circle, Carefree

Free Advertising Tools

Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce

480) 488-3381 |

Business Financing 

Small Business Association, AZ

602) 745-7200 |

Free Online Learning Courses

State of Arizona Business Resources

US Census - Resources & data for small business

Arizona Small Business Development Center

Networking & Meetups  

Business One Stop