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 AZTaxes)

  • 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 | CarefreeCaveCreek

Business Financing

Angellist website

Fundera website 

Small Business Association, AZ

(602) 745-7200 | SBA website

Free Online Learning Courses

Coursera website

Udacity website

Edx website

State of Arizona Business Resources

AZ website

US Census - Resources & data for small business

US Census website

Arizona Small Business Development Center

azsbdc website

Networking & Meetups

Meetup website

Eventbrite website

National Concierge Association website  

Business One Stop

AZ Busines One Stop website


Social Media Tools