Basic Business Empowerment
How BBE Builds Wealth for You and the Community
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.
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 during dinner table conversation, learned, and gained confidence from their more knowledgeable and experienced family members. BBE provides a similar opportunity for knowledge transfer to you from experienced facilitators and guest speakers who have successful small business experience.
Small businesses are the primary source of wealth and job creation in America. Coconino County Health & Human Services Department, Community & Career Services, a Community Action Agency, oversees BBE which was launched in spring 2007 to help budding entrepreneurs to spur community economic vitality. The program now offers business feasibility plan development training utilizing the LivePlan online business plan writing template to help you quickly translate your business idea into a viable plan. Coconino County also partners with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for training facilitation and to provide enhanced learning opportunities for its training participants.
Coconino County residents interested in this training should complete an application as soon as possible since we typically limit the training to fifteen (15) BBE participants.
To go to our Webpage with details about the next BBE business feasibility training, click BBE Course Description.
Flyer and Enrollment Application
For a downloadable BBE flyer, click BBE training flyer.
To enroll online for the next BBE course click here to access an application. You must fully download and save the fillable PDF into your computer, complete all fields, and click "Submit" at the end. (Note: DO NOT complete application fields within your Internet browser, as the application may not submit properly.)
For more information or to enroll, click here to email BBE Training Enrollment,
or call Program Manager Scott Neuman (928-679-7463).