Basic Business Empowerment

What Is Available


Basic Business Empowerment (BBE) is a business development plan training program for Coconino County residents. Coconino County does not discriminate on race, age, sex, national origin, religion, color, sexual preference, or disability.
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Starting a Business


It has been estimated that over 70 percent of Americans have considered starting their own business at one time or another, but most have not because they do not know how. In the U.S. entrepreneurs make up about 10 percent of the population. Interestingly, two-thirds of them had a parent who owned a business. Rather than inheriting this ability, they likely were introduced to entrepreneurship over the dinner table, and learned and gained confidence from their more knowledgeable and experienced family members. BBE provides a similar opportunity for knowledge transfer to you from training facilitators and guest speakers who have successful small business experience.

Small Businesses


Small businesses are the primary source of wealth and job creation in America. Coconino County Community Services (CCCS), a Community Action Agency, launched BBE in spring 2007 to help those with a business idea to spur community economic vitality. The program now offers business feasibility plan development training utilizing the Centro Business Planning App and Workbook to help you quickly translate your business idea into a viable business plan. The CCCS-BBE program partners with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for training facilitation and an enhanced learning opportunity for its training participants.

Coconino County residents interested in BBE training should complete an application as soon as possible since our classroom based training is limited to twelve (12) participants.

Additional Information


For our Webpage with details about the next BBE business feasibility training, click BBE Course Description.

Flyer and Enrollment Application
For a downloadable flyer, click BBE training flyer.

To enroll online for the next BBE course click here to access the application. You must download the fillable PDF to your computer, complete all fields, and click "Submit" at the end
(DO NOT complete fields within your browser, the app will not submit properly).

If you have any questions or to receive an application via email attachment, please contact Special Projects Program Manager Scott Neuman (928-679-7463), VISTA Robin Ferrel (928-679-7466), or Administrative Manager Rosie Wear (928-679-7426).