Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria at a Glance

Criteria for small business makeover contest

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Impacted by Covid19 and the current economic environment. Written description of the impact is reviewed by the Selection Committee.

small business guideline for contest

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Small business with up to $15MM in annual revenues and/or under 500 employees.

Yavapai Small Business Contest

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Domiciled in Yavapai County, not a subsidiary or a branch.

Business requirement for SBM contest

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In business for at least three years.

guidelines for small business makeover contest

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Has not received ongoing coaching in the last 5 years from the Yavapai College SBDC.
Businesses that received only federal disaster help from the SBDC in 2020 are eligible to apply.
Makeover of a lifetime contest guidelines

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If one of the 4 Makeover of a Lifetime businesses, must be willing to participate in the videography.

Yavapai small business Guideline

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Business owner and the leadership team must be open minded and willing try new methods, technology, implement changes based on recommendations of the Small Business Makeover business experts. The business must also follow-through on the work agreed upon with the Small Business Makeover team.

Small Business Makeover Guidelines

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The business and/or the business owner must not be involved in legal proceedings.

Are you a start up?

If you are considering launching a new business, or have just started your business, the SBDC can help you with your business plans. Register for an initial consultation at the link below. An SBDC analyst will reach out to you to schedule an appointment to discuss your business needs.

In business less than 3 years?

If you are past the start-up phase (congratulations!!!) and in business less than three years, the SBDC can help you manage and grow your business. Register for an initial consultation at the link below. An SBDC analyst will reach out to you to schedule an appointment to discuss your business needs.

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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

I rely on SBDC for Guidance

I truly wish I was aware of SBDC when I started my skincare line 5 years ago. It would have saved me thousands of dollars. They helped me create a free website and blog, guided me with how to market things, do a press release, hire staff, and how to pay them with the correct employee taxes. I relied on the SBDC for guidance. They helped me figure out Quickbooks, creating a FREE website, saving me money I did not have at the start-up. I feel more confident in my bookkeeping, and since this is a farmer’s market with internal and additional currencies, it helped me figure out how to account for my expenses and deposits in a manner that is trackable, accountable and easy to manage. Their encouragement and support have been wonderful as well.” – Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market: Hedda Fay

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