Several city of Phoenix departments have resources for small businesses that can now be reached directly from the Small Business Toolbox (Phoenix.gov/SmallBusinessToolbox). Bolstering city resources, the site links dozens of partner organizations offering assistance. All of the city resources in the Toolbox are provided by Phoenix at no cost to a business, as are most partner programs.
“Phoenix cares about its small businesses. When we saw this opportunity to create a social media platform to provide more resources for our businesses, we jumped at the chance to bring them PHXbizConnect,” says Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Small businesses are so important to the economic success of our families and our city. With this Phoenix-centered social media platform, it’s one more chance for businesses to know there are all kinds of help available for them.”
The city of Phoenix routinely helps small businesses with human resource challenges, operational and marketing technical assistance, growth and expansion. TeamPHX, based in Community and Economic Development, serves as the single point of contact, directing business traffic to the responsible departments within City Hall. TeamPHX brings together the city’s resources and all its partners and the challenge facing a business.
“Economists are saying that Phoenix is going to experience a rapid recovery from the pandemic economy. We focused on helping small businesses find opportunities for economic resurgence,” says Christine Mackay, director, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. “The Phoenix Small Business Toolbox brings together resources. PHXbizConnect brings together businesses to share ideas.”
Phoenix Small Business Toolbox Resources Include:
PHXbizConnect by HUUB from Co+Hoots: PHXbizConnect by HUUB is a versatile digital entrepreneur platform created by a Co+Hoots brand extension. As part of the Phoenix Small Business Toolbox, PHXbizConnect provides another way of connecting with TeamPHX for ideas, tips and solutions to pandemic-generated and general business challenges.
myBizPHX by SizeUp: Businesses thrive when decisions are backed by a good gut feeling and supported with hard data. Quality information comes with high price tags, which is why myBizPHX is part of the Small Business Toolbox. It is a no-cost-to-business portal giving access to the kind of data that support business plans, bolster loan applications or polish investor prospectuses.
TeamPHX: More than 94 percent of all Phoenix businesses have fewer than 100 employees. That statistic is why the Mayor and City Council placed a top priority for on helping small companies and entrepreneurs. Economists say that Greater Phoenix could be looking at a considerable economic comeback by the third quarter of 2021. TeamPHX is available on city business days by calling 602-262-5040 or by email to TeamPHX@Phoenix.gov.
Visit the Phoenix Small Business Toolbox at Phoenix.gov/SmallBusinessToolbox.