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More stories on the way as we embark on the Mini-Makeover journey with Yavapai County entrepreneurs. Stay tuned

Small Business Makeover, powered by the Small Business Development Center at Yavapai College, is working hard to keep the small business dreams alive in Yavapai County. We are currently working with small businesses from Yavapai County – and their amazing business owners – and will share their stories as soon as they become available. Stay tuned! Is your business ready for a makeover? Apply here!

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The Makeover



Coach's Corner

A Complete 180!

“Jeri Denniston is a remarkable business counselor, mentor, and friend. She has not only changed the way I see the world of business but how I see myself, which was the crucial change I needed to succeed in my business endeavors. Jeri began teaching me the skills needed to implement and market my business. More importantly she has taught me how to believe in myself. She helped me shift from limiting beliefs built around an 11-year career serving a community with scarce resources, to believing that I can offer my valuable Trainings and be financially successful.” – Ouro KKC: Maria McGonigal

SBDC staff was helpful

“The SBDC staff has helped our company realize several remarkable goals, and we are grateful for their continued support of Superstition Meadery as we follow our mission, create new opportunities for our employees, and make a difference in our community.” – Superstition Meadery: Jen and Jeff Herbert

Very helpful

“Thank you SO MUCH for all your help.  You really came through in our time of need and anxiety.” – Sedona Cathedral Highway B&B and Spa: Kathy and Larry Kaeckel